Hi Tatertots and Jello readers!
When I made this Halloween wreath, I immediately thought of Jen at TT&J. She has loads of great wreath ideas. I am so excited to be writing a feature here. (Super nervous, but excited!)
I picked up the skull at a flea market for $10. I have no idea what you use it for, except that it can be attached to a motorcycle. The seller warned me that the screws in the back were stripped, but I did not care. I did not have plans to put this hardware on a bike. I mentioned to the man that I planned to use it for Halloween decor. He looked skeptical. LOL!
In addition to the skull, I also used:
– Black and pewter paint
– A wooden plaque
– Super glue
– Picture hanging hardware
– A foam wreath form
– Scraps and strips of black fabric
– Electrical tape
NOTE: This skull is solid metal. It is very heavy. I had concerns that it could fall off whatever I put it on. So I needed to make sure it was securely attached to the wreath hanger. This is why I put the wreath together the way I did. You’ll see what I mean at the end.
First, I painted a wooden craft plaque black and highlighted the edges with pewter craft paint. I used generous amounts of glue to attach the skull onto the center of the plaque. (Sorry, I forgot to snap pics of these steps.)
The easiest way to assemble the two pieces was to hang the wreath, lift up the wreath a little and then hang the plaque onto the metal hanger. (Am I making sense?)
PS – If you are local, check me out this morning @ 11 — on Studio 5 — I will be sharing how to make my Painted Pennant Pillows and I have a couple of Christmas ones to share too!