My Halloween themed front porch is starting to come together! This year I gravitated toward those adorable/creepy skeleton pets from Target (actually I wanted one last year but did not end up buying it), so in keeping with this theme I decided to make my own DIY Halloween wreath with skulls.
I just repainted my front door in the beautiful Lulworth Blue by Farrow and Ball. I decided that pastel rainbow colors would work well with the front door. I think it turned out well, what do you think!?
Let me show you how to make your very own DIY Halloween wreath with pastel rainbow skulls!
- Wreath (Mine is the 12″)
- Acrylic Craft Paint – I used FolkArt Vintage White
- Plastic Skulls (3 packs – I used 27 of the larger ones)
- Spray paint – I used Krylon Matte Sea Green, Rust-Oleum Satin Summer Squash, Rust-Oleum Gloss Pink Peony, Krylon Gloss Pink Blush, Rust-Oleum Satin French Lilac, Rust-Oleum Satin French Blue
- Hot glue or super glue
Paint the front, top, and inside of your wreath with acrylic craft paint. I did two coats waiting 1 hour in between coats. The front will get glued over, but I painted it in case you could see it a bit.
While you are waiting, spray your skull heads outside. I did 4-5 in each color. I sprayed the front, sides and a little of the back in light coats a few minutes apart. Keep a sponge brush on hand to wipe away any drips immediately. Let your skulls dry for at least 1 hour. Mine were a little sticky even after 1 hour so you should probably let them sit longer.
Let me talk about my color choices for a minute. I ran to Ace and these were the most pastel colors I could find in stock. I know they are not all the same sheen and I don’t really think it matters.
Glue your skulls to the front of the wreath. I glued the back of their heads to the front of the wreath. I used hot glue and it was messy/glue oozed out and shows from the sides. If I did this again I would try super glue instead.
That is really it! Once you have all of your supplies, you can get this done in half a day!
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