Spooky Skeletons! {easy Halloween decor}

Okay confession… I’m kind of over seeing hundreds of Halloween posts…anyone else?! I promise this will be the last one!! It’s a pretty easy Halloween decoration to make too. :)

easy-halloween.jpeg

This is the skeleton wreath I made for the TV segment along with the spooky wreath. I wanted to make a square wreath, so I decided to make my own. It ended up being a super easy Halloween décor.

First I cut out my square/rectangle shape with my exacto knife. Mine measured 12x14x3.

IMG_1761

Once I had the perfect shape, I cut 3 in strips of burlap and wrapped them around the board, gluing as I went. This doesn’t need to be perfect… I say the more imperfections the better!

IMG_1518

Once my foam board was covered with burlap, I wrapped some of this spooky thread (found at the dollar tree) around the wreath.

IMG_1520

I glued it down with tacky glue, not hot glue! I learned this lesson the hard way! ;)

easy-halloween.jpeg

Then I made this fun little “Enter If You Dare” sign to go on top of the wreath. I found this wooden piece from Michaels and added some frosted vinyl and distressed it with metallic paint using my sponge.

crafts-halloween.jpeg

I hot glued it in the corner along with these skeletons I found from The Dollar Tree. And that was it. Pretty spooky easy Halloween décor, huh?! ;)

crafts-halloween.jpeg

Usually I’m all about pumpkins… but I just couldn’t resist buying these skeletons for a buck each. They were what inspired this Skeleton Wreath and I actually LOVE how it turned out!

What do you think?!

more by Jamielyn »

Jamielyn Nye

Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at iheartnaptime.com. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

Join in! Leave a comment!





Comments

  1. Andi posted on October 11, 2011 at 3:17 am (#
    1
    )

    I love this idea!! So spooky :) And your other decorations are so awesome, love that pumpkin. May have to stop by the dollar store and make one myself :) thanks for the inspiration!

    Reply

  2. Andi posted on October 11, 2011 at 3:17 am (#
    2
    )

    I love this idea!! So spooky :) And your other decorations are so awesome, love that pumpkin. May have to stop by the dollar store and make one myself :) thanks for the inspiration!

    Reply

    • Jamielyn replied on October 12th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

      Thanks Andi!! I love halloween decor! So fun! {{hugs}}

      Reply

  3. Miss Kitty posted on October 11, 2011 at 5:33 am (#
    3
    )

    Very fun wreath AND I love seeing the other ways you use items to make a great vignette.

    Reply

    • Jamielyn replied on October 12th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

      Thank you! I love decorating for Halloween… such a fun holiday!

      Reply

  4. Shona posted on October 11, 2011 at 6:25 am (#
    4
    )

    Those are awesome! I love your skeletons in the jar! Where did you find those? I’ve looked at our dollar stores and didn’t see any. The frame is great too…..love the little skeletons! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply

    • Jamielyn replied on October 12th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

      Thanks Shona! I found them at the dollar tree last year! awesome huh?! I think i remember seeing some at target this year though… and they weren’t too pricey.

      Reply

  5. Anna@DirectionsNotIncluded posted on October 11, 2011 at 7:23 am (#
    5
    )

    So cute and simple! Thanks for sharing. I might need to make one like this.

    Reply

    • Jamielyn replied on October 12th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

      Thanks Anna! They’re super fun to make… and pretty easy too!

      Reply

  6. Meg Luby posted on October 11, 2011 at 8:33 am (#
    6
    )

    ha, noooooooooo! please don’t stop posting great halloween crafts! ha, i am having a big party at my house and keep looking for DIY projects! yours are great!

    i DO understand though. even as i search them out, i am semi weary of them never ending. halloween is a fun holiday but, too much spooky can be overwhelming…
    thanks for sharing your latest anyway! love you/love your blog ;)
    -meg
    @ http://clutzycooking.blogpsot.com

    Reply

    • Jamielyn replied on October 12th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

      lol! I’m glad you’re not sick of them! I looove Halloween parties! That’s so fun you’re planning one! You’ll have to share! :)

      Reply

  7. Donna C posted on October 11, 2011 at 10:33 am (#
    7
    )

    REally great stuff! thanks! i’m a new follower! :)

    Reply

    • Jamielyn replied on October 12th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

      Thanks Donna! So happy to have you as a new follower! {{hugs}}

      Reply

  8. Dezeray posted on October 11, 2011 at 4:11 pm (#
    8
    )

    love it! its pinned :)

    Reply

  9. kara posted on October 11, 2011 at 9:33 pm (#
    9
    )

    Love it! Super spooky :)

    Reply

    • Jamielyn replied on October 12th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

      Thanks Kara! {{hugs}}

      Reply

  10. Tanya Phillips posted on October 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm (#
    10
    )

    This is so fun! I love decorating for Halloween!

    Reply

    • Jamielyn replied on October 12th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

      Thanks Tanya! Me too.. such a fun holiday! :)

      Reply

  11. patti posted on October 14, 2011 at 6:15 pm (#
    11
    )

    Very clever! and I especially like your harlequin pumpkin! Stop by to enter my giveaway for 100 printed postcards!

    Reply

  12. Smallgood posted on October 16, 2011 at 6:50 pm (#
    12
    )

    I love that creepy cloth. I like the frame and dollar store crafts. :)

    Reply

  13. Katie from Sew Woodsy posted on October 17, 2011 at 6:33 am (#
    13
    )

    Love this idea! I love decorating with creepy cloth!

    Reply

  14. Dee posted on October 18, 2011 at 12:05 pm (#
    14
    )

    I love your cute I mean scary frame.

    Reply