Pastel Skull Wreath

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Who says Halloween decor can’t be pretty and dainty?! This Pastel Halloween Wreath is the perfect option for those of us who like to keep our home decor pretty and feminine, but still love Halloween and want to decorate for the season.

A pretty, feminine pastel wreath perfect for incorporating your Halloween decor into your existing aesthetic. This floral skull wreath is a stunning addition to your front porch and makes a gorgeous statement.

Pastel Halloween Decor Craft

If there’s two words that best describe my home’s decor they are: fun and feminine.

We’re talking disco ball hanging planter in my studio, white unicorn bust in the living room (across from the wall that shows off our Mickey Ear collection), a pink feather standing lamp in my bedroom, a mint birdcage in the corner of my office with a faux white owl in it, a miniature purple Christmas tree in the living room that we decorate for every season and holiday… you get the drift.

My designer friends probably cringe every time they walk in and see my latest addition but I love having a home that reflects all of our family’s travels and our appreciation for all things whimsical and pretty.

I love decorating for the holidays but I prefer when our holiday decor actually fits with our everyday decor, rather than sticking out like a sore thumb.

I don’t know why it only occurred to me this year to try my hand at DIYing our own pastel halloween decor!

I love how whimsical, fun and girly this floral skull wreath turned out! The combination of the chalk-painted pastel skulls and pretty assortment of pastel flowers looks even more gorgeous in person and suits my personal taste perfectly.

If you’re not as big of a fan of pastel colors, you could use this same method to make a neutral-colored wreath or pick out a color scheme that matches your personal taste or existing home decor. 

This wreath came in at about $20 to make, including the cost of paint. I probably could have made it a bit cheaper, but I think using a wide assortment of flowers and making the wreath look really full gives it a professional-looking appearance and makes it a real showstopper.

The plastic DollarTree skulls look almost ceramic thanks to a coating of white chalk paint and then a second coat of pastel acrylic paint. I may have been able to just paint them with acrylic paint, however I plan to use this wreath for a few years so I wanted the paint job to stand up to storage, etc. I didn’t spray them with a paint sealant, but if you have some on hand you may want to just to be safe.

One key aspect to this wreath is to try to not put matching colors beside each other. I used 8 different DollarTree bouquets but the way that the flowers are arranged, it almost looks like we used an even wider variety of faux flowers.

I lucked out with the pastel bugs (they are actually Halloween rings) for a silly addition, but you can skip them or paint standard ones to match your wreath (I’ve had luck with spray painting these toys in the past for a Valentine’s Day party but haven’t tried it with acrylic paint).

 

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Pastel Skull Wreath Materials

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How to Make a Pastel Skull Wreath

First, paint each of the plastic skulls with chalk paint (following the directions on the jar).

Allow the chalk paint to cure, then apply a second coat of paint using the pastel acrylic paints – painting each skull in a different pastel color. Allow to cure completely before assembling your wreath.

(If you are attempting to paint your plastic bugs, do this at the same time.)

Remove each flower head from the stem and then thread a piece of floral wire through each flower head.

Use the floral wire to affix each flower to the wire wreath. Try to avoid putting like-colours together and if you can, try to mix up the different flower types. I found it easiest to go around the wreath once, then go back and do a second and third row of flowers to ensure that the wreath looked full and that I had enough flowers to finish the craft.

Use an Exacto knife to make two small holes 1” apart on the back of each skull. (These holes should be directly across from the skulls’ facial features so that the skull faces outwards once attached to the wreath.)

Use hot glue to attach the bugs to the skulls and on the flowers, as desired.

Thread a piece of floral wire through the holes on the back of each skull and then use the floral wire to attach the skull to the wire wreath.

(I originally tried stapling the floral wire to the skulls, but the staples on one skull fell off after our door kept getting slammed by kids coming in and out. I haven’t had any issues since attaching by placing holes in the skulls.)

If you don’t have a wreath hanger, be sure to attach a ribbon or string to the the wire wreath form to hang.

 

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Pastel Skull Wreath

Pastel Skull Wreath

A pretty, feminine pastel wreath perfect for incorporating your Halloween decor into your existing aesthetic. This floral skull wreath is a stunning addition to your front porch and makes a gorgeous statement.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $20

Materials

  • 2-3 Plastic Skulls
  • 4-5 Bunches of Faux Flowers in Pastel Colors <-- we used blue, pink, white, purple
  • Pastel Acrylic Paint <-- match to floral colors (blue, pink, white and purple)
  • 10-12-inch Wire Wreath Form
  • Floral Wire
  • Plastic Bugs and Arachnids

Tools

  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Wire Cutters

Instructions

  1. First, paint each of the plastic skulls with chalk paint (following the directions on the jar).
  2. Allow the chalk paint to cure, then apply a second coat of paint using the pastel acrylic paints - painting each skull in a different pastel color. Allow to cure completely before assembling your wreath.
  3. (If you are attempting to paint your plastic bugs, do this at the same time.)
  4. Remove each flower head from the stem and then thread a piece of floral wire through each flower head.
  5. Use the floral wire to affix each flower to the wire wreath. Try to avoid putting like-colours together and if you can, try to mix up the different flower types. I found it easiest to go around the wreath once, then go back and do a second and third row of flowers to ensure that the wreath looked full and that I had enough flowers to finish the craft.
  6. Use an Exacto knife to make two small holes 1” apart on the back of each skull. (These holes should be directly across from the skulls’ facial features so that the skull faces outwards once attached to the wreath.)
  7. Use hot glue to attach the bugs to the skulls and on the flowers, as desired.
  8. Thread a piece of floral wire through the holes on the back of each skull and then use the floral wire to attach the skull to the wire wreath.
  9. If you don’t have a wreath hanger, be sure to attach a ribbon or string to the the wire wreath form to hang.

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