This skull sunflower wreath is one of the easiest Halloween wreaths ever! It can be made with a store-bought wreath or one you made yourself!
With fall already declared and embraced, you didn’t think we’d just wait around twiddling our thumbs, did you?
I mean, look, “happy fall, y’all” and “pumpkin spice all the things!” are all well and good, but let’s be real here for a minute, shall we?
Okay, lemme put it this way – last year I saw something around Christmas that I’d never seen before. I can’t remember if I saw it on Instagram, Facebook or the bumper of someone’s car – but it read, “Jesus is the reason for the season.” I remember reading and thinking, “I suppose that’s kinda true,” followed by, “and it’s catchy!”
Well, I was thinking about that bumper sticker (or Facebook post) the other day, and I thought that it also applies to fall…except you swap Halloween in for Jesus.
I don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but I can’t help but think that every crisp morning, each yellowing stalk of corn, the winds that whip up little cyclones of dried maple leaves, the pumpkin-spicification of America, the wool sweaters, the shorter days and longer nights, the yellow harvest moon – all of them serve to set the stage for Halloween.
But Halloween is much more than a night, isn’t it?
To be honest, Halloween night has been a bit of a letdown lately. The past couple of years have been marred by Grand Theft Chocolate and Conspiracy to Commit Diabetes.
But what the night itself lacks, the months (for us) and weeks (for most people) leading up to it are magical. My babes and I get so much more joy out of decorating the house, inside and out, for Halloween than we do for Christmas.
Especially the outside.
Especially here in Georgia.
Our neighborhood loves Halloween. It’s a sight to behold!
We never saw anything close to this level of engagement in Connecticut!
So with renewed enthusiasm, we look forward to fully participating in Halloween this year. Last year, we still hadn’t entirely unpacked, so our Halloween decor wasn’t up to our usual standards.
This year, we’re firing on all cylinders, and we intend to be at the top of our game.
In fact, we’ve already begun.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, fall has been declared. And since we’ve established that fall only exists to serve Halloween, then we’re well within our rights to start decorating for Halloween in August.
Let’s start with something easy. And I mean like stoooopid easy. The kind of easy that’ll grab the attention of sloths and procrastinators everywhere!
DIY Skull Sunflower Halloween Wreath
- Fall sunflower wreath – we got the one used in this post on sale at Joann, or you can make one like our Fall Bead Wreath
- Plastic skulls – we used a combination of small Dollar Tree skulls and bigger ones from Amazon
- Small, pointy scissors or X-Acto knife
- Hot glue gun
SKULL SUNFLOWER WREATH TUTORIAL
The beauty of this skull sunflower Halloween wreath is that you can make it with a store-bought wreath, or you can make and modify the DIY Fall Bead Wreath I showed you guys last week.
For this post, we just bought a nice fall wreath from Joann that was on sale for 40% off its regular price.
For now, our DIY fall bead wreath is still skull-free, but that may change in the very near future!
Step 1 – Trim the skulls
To make the skulls look like they’re part of the sunflower, you’ll first need to cut off the back of the skull.
This is easiest done with a small pair of pointy scissors. Just stab in where the neck would be…
…and start cutting up towards the top of the skull.
Then turn the skull over and cut up form the other side, meeting your cuts at the top of the skull.
The cut should be flat.
If it’s not, just keep trimming until it is.
Step 2 – Glue the skulls onto the sunflowers
Run a thin bead of hot glue around the cut edge of the skull.
Then stick the skull in the center of one of the sunflowers.
Repeat for as many skulls as you’d like on your wreath.
Step 3 – Pour yourself a glass of wine or a martini and enjoy your new wreath!
That’s it! Done! Finito! Easiest Halloween wreath ever!