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. :)


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.



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!


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


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


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.


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?! ;)


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?!

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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22 comments on “Spooky Skeletons! {easy Halloween decor}”

  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!

  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!

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

  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!

    • 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.

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

  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 ;)
    @ http://clutzycooking.blogpsot.com

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

  8. love it! its pinned :)

  9. Love it! Super spooky :)

  10. This is so fun! I love decorating for Halloween!

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

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

  13. Love this idea! I love decorating with creepy cloth!

  14. I love your cute I mean scary frame.

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