Has an idea ever popped in your mind while driving and then suddenly you’re making a u-turn into the craft store parking lot? That’s how this Skull Halloween Wreath with dried floral came about.
I only needed one supply–a foam skull–and luckily I was near a spot that I knew carried exactly what I needed. I tend to have a surplus of dried floral around. If you follow my Instagram stories, you know I have been really enjoying using more natural elements in my projects. Dried foliage, in particular, has made its way into quite a few posts.
The idea to use dried palm fans was something I wanted to try, but since we are knocking on Halloween’s door here, I decided to use fresh ones from my backyard and then spray paint them in copper. Then I just hot glued the rest of the elements to a wood hoop.
Because it was hard to get all the pieces to lay flat on the hoop, I did have to rearrange it post-gluing a couple of times. I tried to use floral tape initially and it wasn’t strong enough for the fans; the whole thing ended up being a sticky mess. I decided to go with a low temp glue gun (to avoid burns) instead. Then I just pulled pieces off and re-glued a few times. Let’s get to making!
Supplies for DIY Halloween hoop wreath
18” wood hoop
two palm leaves
copper spray paint
hot glue gun
8 glue sticks
burgundy pampas grass
8 silk fall leaves
Cut the two palm leaves into fans by trimming them into an arch. Then lay the palms down flat and spray paint them with the copper, let them dry, and then turn them over and spray the backside. Trim any excess stem down. Cut the skull in half using the knife and start arranging your wreath’s design.
Since the palms are the largest pieces, lay them down onto the hoop first. Then start breaking up bits of the pampas grass; wrap floral tape around the bottom stems to hold them together and add them to the wreath. Then lay the skull down and, lastly, the leaves.
Once you have a good idea of your design, begin hot gluing, attaching the palm leaves first. Then follow the same process from above, gluing piece by piece onto the hoop.
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