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Skeleton Wreath for a Dollar Store Halloween

This fun DIY skeleton wreath can be put together with a handful of dollar store Halloween finds – add it to your festive holiday decor!

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, you can make this project! You’ll be spray painting and then hot gluing, and that’s all you need to know how to do.

Dollar Store Halloween: DIY Skeleton Wreath

My favorite place to go to decorate for Halloween is the dollar store. In my opinion, for this flamboyant holiday it’s “the gaudier the better,” and the dollar store Halloween section is always full of the cheap and bright and spooky. And I LOVE that stuff.

I hope you like skeleton crafts as much as I do. Because today, I’m going to show you a fun DIY skeleton wreath you can put together with a handful of dollar store finds to add to your holiday decor. Here’s what I did to make this Halloween wreath!

Plastic Dollar Tree skeletons, a wreath form, and black spray paint

DIY Skeleton Wreath

Supplies Needed

  • 4 – 5 plastic skeletons (I found mine at Dollar Tree)
  • Wreath form
  • Spray paint – black and white (make sure it sticks to plastic)
  • Glue gun/sticks
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors

Not all spray paint sticks to plastic, so make sure that yours does when you purchase it.

Plastic skeleton parts in a pile

1. Harness your inner Dr. Frankenstein and pull apart all of the plastic skeletons. Lay the pieces out separately.

Spray painting a plastic skeleton with white spray paint

2. Spray paint both sides of the bones and the wreath form. You’re going to spray paint the wreath form and half of the skeleton pieces with black. Then you’ll spray paint the other half of the skeleton pieces with white.

Black and white plastic skeleton pieces laying out on a work surface

3. Let the bones dry. Double check to make sure you don’t have any obvious pieces that you missed.

Attaching plastic skeleton pieces to a wreath form with a hot glue gun

4. Attach the bones to the form using the glue gun. Cut a length of ribbon, attach it around the skeleton wreath, and hang.

DIY dollar store skeleton wreath for Halloween

This skeleton wreath is so fun and spooky! Your trick or treaters are gonna love it! Or you’re gonna love it as you sit back and eat all their candy. I don’t judge.

Cheap DIY skeleton wreath made for Halloween using Dollar Tree supplies

Get the printable how to for this DIY wreath below.

Yield: 1 wreath

DIY Skeleton Wreath

Cheap DIY skeleton wreath made for Halloween using Dollar Tree supplies

Learn how to make a simple skeleton using dollar store supplies! This is very easy - and very unique.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $6


  • Plastic skeletons - 4 or 5
  • Wreath form
  • Spray paint - black and white
  • Ribbon


  • Glue gun/sticks
  • Scissors


  1. Pull apart all of the plastic skeletons and lay the pieces out.
  2. Spray paint the plastic skeleton pieces as well as the wreath form. Use black on the wreath form and half the plastic pieces, and white on the other half. Let dry.
  3. Use a hot glue gun to randomly attach skeleton parts to the wreath. Work your way around and fill in any gaps.
  4. Cut a length of black ribbon and hang.

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