Skeleton Hands Halloween Wreath

Make this fun Skeleton Hands Halloween Wreath with just a few inexpensive supplies. The perfect spooky greeting for your Halloween guests!You hang around this blog long enough and chances are you’ll come across a wreath sooner rather than later. There’s just something about making and hanging a season wreath on your front door to greet friends and family, right? Of all the wreaths I’ve made (check out all 18 here!), the Halloween themed ones are by far my favorite! What’s not to love about a craft that can be made with dollar store supplies and doesn’t take itself too seriously?

I made this Skeleton Hands Halloween Wreath last year for the lovely Eighteen25 ladies and it was recently featured in Better Homes & Garden’s Halloween Tricks & Treats (which almost made me pee in my pants when I saw my wreath in the magazine aisle! Can you blame me?!) Hope you all enjoy!

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Skeleton Hands Halloween Wreath


Step One. A word about the supplies first…I found the exact same Plastic Skeleton Hands that I used for this wreath over at Amazon but they’re significantly more expensive than the price I paid at Dollar Tree…um, a dollar. Highly suggest you look there first and then even if you can’t find the exact same ones, just buy whatever severed hands you can find. It’ll still look great, I promise!

Skeleton Hands Halloween Wreath - SuppliesStep Two. I wasn’t digging the painted look of my skeleton hands ($1 shoppers can’t be choosers!) so I gave them a few coats of Krylon Metallic Silver Spray Paint. Allow to dry completely before moving.

Skeleton Hands Halloween Wreath - SprayStep Three. After eyeballing the placement of the hands, begin adhering them in place. I originally used a hot glue gun but the hands kept falling off at the slightest increase in temperature so I highly suggest you learn from my mistakes and use a strong silicon glue. It’ll take longer to dry but will last through multiple seasons of scare!

Skeleton Hands Halloween Wreath - GlueStep Four. Once the hands have dried, you can add a greeting to the center of the chalkboard. Feel free to copy my design or come up with one of your own!

Skeleton Hands Halloween Wreath - WriteTrick Or Treat

All you need to do now is hang the wreath on your front door and wait for all the little witches and goblins to ring your doorbell! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and have a blast making one of your own.

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  1. Would love to know where to get the 9-inch chalkboard circle. Michaels on-line does not have it and our store does not know what I’m talking about. Please help. I have everything else to make it.

    • If you can find a square chalkboard circle, you can use that too since the hands will cover the corners. Another idea would be to buy a wood piece and paint it with chalkboard paint. A bit more labor intensive but it’ll get the job done. Hope that helps!

      • Thank you. I ended up getting a chalkboard christmas ornament (10″) . I hope it works. I have a hard time emprovising.


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