Fun & Easy Halloween Wreath With Dollar Tree Products

Kimberley's Joy
by Kimberley's Joy
6 Materials
6 Hours

Y'all have you seen the cool stuff at Dollar Tree ? Oh my lanta, as soon as I spotted these Styrofoam skulls I knew there was potential for awesome decor, so I bought three. I'm

pretty proud of how this project turned out.

Styrofoam Skull

My camera had some kinda of malfunction which resulted in my losing some photos. I'll do my best to explain all steps in detail.


Jeff & I happened into a Burlington which recently opened near our home. What do my wondering eyes peer but a Halloween Wreath with a skull ⬆️⬆️⬆️ and boom, I decided to create my own. Wreaths aren't something I've ever made nor display outside of Christmas; it was a lot of fun to make I think there's many more in my future

1. For more even coverage I painted the whole skull with 2 coats of white acrylic paint.


I searched DuckDuckGo for Sugar Skull images. The above is my inspiration image.

2. To achieve the look I free handed some designs & traced the outline of stencils in pencil directly onto the Styrofoam for others. The designs were painted with a combination of paints including several glow in the dark colors

3. Optional: Eyeballs

  • Using round beads, slide beads onto a wood skewer, toothpick or cord
  • Paint white. I hand painted but spray paint would work too.
  • I did 5 but you can do more or omit completely

Thicken white paint by adding baby powder.

Fill the bead holes with thickened paint so one side is almost overflowing

  • Once dry, paint to resemble bloodshot eyes
  • Coat with glow in the dark paint

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Optional: Spider

I wanted a spider 🕷 in the wreath but didn't have one so I made one. 1. Glue (making sure not to cover the holes) two different sized beads together

2. Cut 8 pieces of wire (i used what i trimmed off the flowers) in pairs of two each pair slightly shorter than the last

3. Bend the wire to resemble spider legs

4. Fill the bead hole with hot glue then insert wire into the glue

5. Paint. I painted the entire piece black with added glow in the dark yellow on the body and glow in the dark neutral on the legs

Pool noodle inside wreath form

My original plan was to use a metal wreath form I saved from a fresh Christmas wreath but realized I needed something inside the form to hold the flowers.

Wreath form: I trimmed a Dollar Tree Pool noodle about 6 inches, put it into the form & taped the ends together with electrical tape & it worked great. My noodle is orange, I wasn't sure if the color would be an issue so I painted it with one coat of black.

*optional: mask the color of the noodle with paint or ribbon

Flowers: using a combination of left over Poinsettias and newly purchased Flowers in fall colors I

1. Separated and trimmed everything to size

2. Painted Poinsettias solid black

3. Dipped tips of fall flowers in black then misted with water to dispurse the color

4. Hot glue bloodshot eyes to the centers

5. Add alternating glow in the dark paint colors (I used green, orange, pink, yellow, neutral) to other flower centers


1. Skull: attached by piercing the top of the skull with a portion of the metal wreath form. Hot glue was added in reinforcement.

*Without a metal form, floral wire could pierce the skull then wrap around the noodle. Fishing line could be fed through the Styrofoam using a sewing needle then tied around the noodle

2. Flowers: poke into pool noodle by alternating colors, sizes, shapes until noodle isn't visible & desired look is achieved. Add glue as necessary to ensure security.

3. Spider: glue on top of flowers where it's easily seen

4. Hook: secure to the back so your awesome work can be displayed for all the enjoy. I cut the strap on a Dollar Tree burlap purse then hot glued a section to the pool noodle.

5. Webs: create long strings of hot glue back and forth on the front. Paint the glue strings in neutral glow in the dark paint.

Hang up and enjoy!

Happy fall y'all

Suggested materials:
  • Styrofoam skull   (Dollar tree)
  • Pool nodle   (Dollar tree)
  • Hot glue   (Walmart)
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