Halloween Moss Wreath

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For the woman who wants a natural-looking Halloween wreath that is subtle and neutral, while still being fun and seasonal, today’s Mossy Skull Wreath is the perfect Halloween DIY.

A not-too-spooky mossy skull wreath that brings an earthy touch to your front door. This natural-looking wreath is a neutral alternative to the brightly colored Halloween wreaths and decor that tend to dominate the season.

DIY Halloween Moss Wreath Craft

I always have the hardest time buying pre-made wreaths. They’re usually a bit too big or garish for me. And the few times I’ve spotted one that I love… the price tag is a hard no.

If you’ve gone with a farmhouse or neutral color palette for your front porch, sticking a gaudy orange and black wreath up for Halloween seems a bit out-of-place. Today’s Moss Wreath is the perfect option, with a natural color scheme and a subtle Halloween touch with a chalk-painted skull.

(You can even remove the skull after Halloween to get a bit more life out of your wreath.)

This is not the first time we’ve used moss for crafting and no matter what, it can be a bit of a messy endeavour. However, this time I used these moss sheets and it was a lot less messy and way easier to work with. Alternatively, you can purchase a moss wreath that is already covered in moss and just add your own embellishments (you can even buy living moss wreaths).

To prevent your moss wreath from shedding, you can spray the craft with a craft sealant after assembling. 

 

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Moss Wreath Materials

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How to Make a Moss Wreath

Using your Exacto knife, poke two holes 2” apart at the base of the plastic skull.

Thread a 12” length of floral wire through the holes.

Paint the plastic skull with white paint and allow to dry.

Wrap a moss sheet around the foam wreath and mark where the two ends meet. Cut all of the moss sheets into sections to wrap evenly around the foam wreath. Use hot glue to attach the moss to the wreath.

Figure out where you want your succulents and skull to be, and then use hot glue to attach the succulents.

Glue the purple moss around the base of the succulents.

Use the floral wire to firmly attach the dried skull to the wreath. Trim off excess floral wire and use hot glue, as needed.

Fill in any bare spots around the skull and succulents with a mix of the Spanish and purple moss.

Attach the dangling faux floral piece to the bottom of the wreath using a combination of floral wire and hot glue.

Allow all glue to dry before hanging.

 

Pin this Fun Farmhouse Halloween Wreath for your next crafting session:

How to make a moss and skull wreath, the perfect Halloween wreath for farmhouse-style homes. This natural-looking wreath avoids the gaudy nature of most Halloween wreaths in favor of a neutral appearance with a spooky nod

Grab your free printable instructions for our moss & skull wreath craft:

Yield: 1 Wreath

Halloween Moss Wreath

Halloween Moss Wreath

A not-too-spooky mossy skull wreath that brings an earthy touch to your front door. This natural-looking wreath is a neutral alternative to the brightly colored Halloween wreaths and decor that tend to dominate the season.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • 12-inch Foam Wreath Form
  • 2 Sheets Faux Moss 
  • Loose Faux Moss in Spanish Moss and Purple Moss
  • Hollow Plastic Skull
  • White Chalk Paint or Acrylic Paint
  • Floral Wire - 14 gage
  • 3-4 Faux Succulents
  • 2-3 Dangling Faux Floral

Tools

  • Wire Cutters
  • Exacto Knife
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue
  • Paint Brushes
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Using your Exacto knife, poke two holes 2” apart at the base of the plastic skull.
  2. Thread a 12” length of floral wire through the holes.
  3. Paint the plastic skull with white paint and allow to dry.
  4. Wrap a moss sheet around the foam wreath and mark where the two ends meet. Cut all of the moss sheets into sections to wrap evenly around the foam wreath. Use hot glue to attach the moss to the wreath.
  5. Figure out where you want your succulents and skull to be, and then use hot glue to attach the succulents.
  6. Glue the purple moss around the base of the succulents.
  7. Use the floral wire to firmly attach the dried skull to the wreath. Trim off excess floral wire and use hot glue, as needed.
  8. Fill in any bare spots around the skull and succulents with a mix of the Spanish and purple moss.
  9. Attach the dangling faux floral piece to the bottom of the wreath using a combination of floral wire and hot glue.
  10. Allow all glue to dry before hanging.

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