I’m loving the word “Boo” lately. There’s nothing new about it, but for me it completely sums up my feelings about this Halloween season. It’s my word this year. I decided it was time to do a little something different this year, perhaps throw a little “wrench into the works” if you will. This is why you are seeing a DIY skull wreath above that is silver, turquoise and lime green with flowers. I’m going outside of the box with the Halloween colors, and I hope you’ll join me! Here’s how to make this Boo skull wreath.
Gather These Supplies
Large Wreath – I got mine for $1 from Dollar Tree
Paper Mache skeleton head
Mod Podge Fabric
FolkArt Paint – Azure Blue
FolkArt Extreme Glitter – Turquoise
Silver Spray Paint
Fabric scraps – coordinating colors
Sizzix Big Shot with the Bats #3 and Phrases, Boo dies – you can cut your own words and bats if you don’t have a die cutter
Decorative Flowers – 4 coordinating
Adhesive Rhinestones – 2 coordinating
Cardstock – two pages of white
Ribbon – Turquoise, 2 feet
Hot Glue Gun
First of all, you’ll need to spray paint your wreath with silver. Typically I would just paint the wreath, but with all of the twists and turns it’s a little complicated. Spray paint both sides and allow to dry.
Paint your skull head completely with Azure Blue. You’ll want at least two coats of paint. Allow to dry.
Paint your skull head with two coats of Turquoise Extreme Glitter. Oooh, shimmery! Allow to dry.
Glue the flowers and rhinestones to the top of your skull head with the craft glue. Allow to dry.
Prepare your fabric with Mod Podge Fabric. This means putting a medium coat of Mod Podge down onto the fabric with a brush and allowing it to dry. This is done so that when you put the fabric through the die cutter, your edges don’t fray. Do this with several fabric scraps in coordinating colors and allow to dry.
I needed to reinforce my fabric to glue it onto my wreath, so I glued it down to cardstock. Spread a medium layer of Mod Podge across the cardstock and then smooth the fabric down.
I rolled over it with a brayer to make sure that it was VERY smooth. Allow to dry for 15 – 20 minutes and then put a coat of Mod Podge over the top. Repeat with each of your fabric swatches. Allow to dry completely.
Cut your fabric down into small pieces and run it through the Big Shot with the dies of your choice. If you don’t have a die cutter, you can do this step with some clip art from online and an X-Acto. Cut enough pieces to cover your wreath.
Use the craft glue to secure your ribbon in one spot on the back of the wreath. Wrap the ribbon around the wreath reather tightly, and then come back around where you started and glue the ribbon again; trim if necessary. Allow to dry.
Use the hot glue gun to secure the skull head to the bottom center of the wreath. You can try this with craft glue, but you’ll have to hold it in place for quite awhile to allow to dry.
Hot glue the word “BOO” and the bats all the way around the wreath, alternating sizes and patterns. Allow everything to dry and cool before hanging.
I hope you have a very wonderful week-before-Halloween, and please tune in every day. This is the first of many Halloween crafts as we count down until the big day.