DIY Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas Wreath

 

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 Nightmare Before Christmas Wreath 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 nightmare before Christmas Wreath For Halloween

DIY Jack Skellington Halloween Wreath

If you are thrifty, like me, and love to re-use old decorations to make something new each year, then you will love this project.

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:

  • Wreath
  • 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 Jack Skellington wreath.

This is what I started with for the DIY Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas Wreath

What You Need For Your Jack Skellington Wreath

Jack Skellington Wreath Supplies

I removed all of the spring foliage and then using a can of black spray paint, painted over the wreath.

Jack Skellington Wreath Supplies

DIY Jack Skellington Halloween Wreath

Once dry, you can start arranging your fall foliage, threading any long ends through the sticks and attaching using the hot glue.

DIY Jack Skellington Halloween Wreath

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. Your Jack Skellington wreath is almost done!

DIY Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas Wreath

DIY Jack Skellington Halloween WreathI plan on putting a trail of bats on the door too, and spiders leading up the path.

DIY Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas Wreath

This project takes about an hour (not including drying time), and is the perfect craft to kick off your Halloween decorating. What do you think about the final product? Will you try to make this Jack Skellington wreath?

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DIY Jack Skellington Halloween Wreath

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.

DIY Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas Wreath

DIY Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas Wreath

Here is a fun Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Christmas Wreath you can make using some of your old decorations. 

Materials

  • Wreath
  • Black spray paint
  • Plastic fall foliage – or spray paint some you already have
  • Jack Skellington doll
  • Halloween decor such as spiders, bats, skeletons, etc.
  • Sturdy twine for hanging

Tools

  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Begin by spray painting entire wreath - making sure to get every angle. Let dry completely.
  2. Using your hot glue gun start arranging your fall foliage, threading any long ends through the sticks to secure.
  3. 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.
  4. Make a lop with twine to hang your wreath easily - making sure it is secure before hanging.

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