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DIY Halloween Wreath with a Vintage Theme

Use vintage themed papers and Mod Podge to create this DIY Halloween wreath. The addition of spiders and a skull makes it that much more spooky!

DIY Halloween Wreath with a Vintage Theme

If you read this blog frequently then you know two things – I love Halloween, and I love wreaths.

I find that each year I get more and more into Halloween, and I’m scared that I’m going to be one of those people that they feature on those addiction shows.

You’ll see a lady with glasses, a pug and bat wings sitting in “my special room” filled with purple and orange crap. But you know what? I’ll be happy – that is how much I love Halloween.

Anyhoo, before we go down that road, let me show you this vintage DIY Halloween wreath that I made! I took a different route, combining vintage papers with circles and a couple dollar items. Honestly? I raided my stash for this one.

I had everything on hand. So before you buy anything, check out your stash! Here’s how I made this Halloween wreath.

DIY Halloween Wreath

Gather These Supplies

  • Floral craft ring, 12”
  • Mod Podge Matte
  • FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Pure Black
  • FolkArt Extreme Glitter – Black
  • Large wood circles, 8
  • Scrapbook paper – Halloween patterns of your choice
  • Small decorative black frame
  • Plastic skull to fit inside the frame (got mine from the dollar store)
  • Large spiders, 3 (mine were pre-glittered)
  • Black glitter
  • Ribbon – coordinating, about 8”
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife

Paint your floral craft ring with Pure Black. You should give it several coats on the front and back and let it dry.


Then do the same thing with the Extreme Glitter Black, letting dry between coats. Let it dry.


Trace your wood circles on the back of your scrapbook paper. Cut out and set aside. If you are really fancy like me, you’ll use a yellow colored pencil (or if you just can’t find anything else).

After you trace the circles on the scrapbook paper, paint them with Pure Black and let them dry.


Mod Podge the paper to the front of the circles and smooth out. Let dry for 15 – 20 minutes. Give the circles a few coats of Mod Podge on both sides. Let dry and set the Mod Podged circles aside.


Now you are going to make your little skulligan frame. Take the skeleton and cut the back of the head off.

You can do this with the craft knife or the scissors. Trim so that it’s even on both sides and then paint it with Pure Black.

Remove the back from the decorative frame. Cut a piece of scrapbook paper to fit in the frame. Replace the back and set aside.


Paint the skull with Mod Podge and quickly sprinkle glitter on the top. Set aside to dry. When the skull is fully dry, you can shake off all of the excess glitter. Then you can glue  the skull inside of the decorative frame with craft glue. Let all of it dry.


Space the circles and the decorative frame around the floral ring – you can look at the finished photo of my DIY Halloween wreath to see how I did it).

Tie a ribbon to the back at the top through one of the holes, then glue the circles and frame down. Let dry. You are almost done!

Use vintage themed papers and Mod Podge to create this DIY Halloween skeleton wreath. The addition of spiders makes it that much more spooky!
Use vintage themed papers and Mod Podge to create this DIY Halloween skeleton wreath. The addition of spiders makes it that much more spooky!

To finish it off, glue the spiders down with craft glue. If your spiders aren’t pre-glittered, add glitter as you did with the skull. Hang your wreath and enjoy.

For other vintage Halloween ideas, check out these Halloween blocks or this collection of 20 Mod Podge Halloween projects.

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Friday 27th of September 2013

I really like this wreath, I would totally make it, but for me I would add a little black tule or netting or ragged black gause.

Laura / The Shed blog by Pet Scribbles

Tuesday 24th of September 2013

Love Halloween, love vintage, so I'm over the moon about this wreath!