Halloween is just around the corner, and if you are ready to start pulling your decorations out of storage, then I’ve got a fun Jack Skellington craft you can make using some of your old decorations. One of my favorite Halloween movies is The Nightmare Before Christmas, and every year I grow our collection of Jack Skellington inspired decor. This Jack Skellington ‘Pumpkin King’ wreath will be hanging on our front door this year.
DIY Jack Skellington Halloween Wreath
Tip: I picked up a wreath to use for this project at my local Michael’s store, in the 80% off spring/summer section, for $10, which is much cheaper than buying a plain wreath, especially if you want it as large as the one I’ve made.
DIY Jack Skellington Halloween Wreath – what you need:
- Black spray paint
- Plastic fall foliage – or spray paint some you already have
- Hot glue gun
- Jack Skellington doll
- Halloween decor such as spiders, bats, skeletons, etc.
As I mentioned above, I used a clearance wreath which already had foliage on it. I simply removed it and put most of it in a bag for later (to make a new front door wreath after the holiday season) but kept a few pieces out for this wreath.
This is what I started with for the DIY Jack Skellington Halloween Wreath…
I removed all of the spring foliage and then using a can of black spray paint, painted over the wreath.
Once dry, you can start arranging your fall foliage, threading any long ends through the sticks and attaching using the hot glue.
Attach your Jack Skellington doll using glue (or clear fishing line if you want to remove him easily later), and then the Halloween items such as spiders and skeletons.
This project takes about an hour (not including drying time), and is the perfect craft to kick off your Halloween decorating.
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Want more Fall wreath ideas? Click here. And if you are interested in making your own Halloween costumes this year for the kids, check out this video.