Turquoise BOO DIY skull wreath

Turquoise Skull WreathI’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

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.

IMG_2763Paint your skull head completely with Azure Blue. You’ll want at least two coats of paint. Allow to dry.

IMG_2764Paint your skull head with two coats of Turquoise Extreme Glitter. Oooh, shimmery! Allow to dry.

IMG_2772Glue the flowers and rhinestones to the top of your skull head with the craft glue. Allow to dry.

IMG_2979Prepare 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.

IMG_2975I 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.

IMG_2977I 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.

IMG_2988Cut 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.

IMG_2990Use 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.

IMG_2994Use 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.

IMG_2995Hot 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.

Turquoise Skull WreathI 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.


  1. TYRaines says

    I love this craft. I just bought a Big Shot and I love it, and now I know how to stabilize the fabrics without using Wunder Under.

  2. Sara says

    I like it. What is on your fingertip in the last picture? I feel like it might be a crafters hidden gem. (I am assuming it keeps you from burning yourself on hot glue!?)

  3. Heidi@TheCraftMonkey says

    LOVE it! I’m glad you used the glitter paint, I’ve been seeing it around but haven’t seen it actually used, I wondered how glittery it was. And WOW! It is glittery and soooo much less messy than my beloved MS glitter!

  4. Gloria Westerman says

    Now I like that….I’m not much into Halloween decoration b/c my kids are grown….but this is just to cute….and I love it….thank you for sharing this idea with us…..

  5. craftyols says

    Love your Boo project, Amy! Thank you for leaving it downstairs in Design for me to enjoy!

  6. Its So Very Cheri says

    Hey Amy–

    It’s been a while-good to connect again. Congrats on advancing on CRAFTING with the STARS. It will be fun over the next few weeks.

    Cheri from ItsSoVeryCheri.com and TheDIYClub.com

  7. Chic Crafty Chick says

    I love seeing Halloween projects people have made. It is so much fun getting crafty for the holidays. Thanks for sharing!

  8. creativejewishmom/sara says

    Boo to you too! Hope you had a great Halloween and all the best! xoxoxo Sara (ps thanx for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!)