This is Halloween! This is Halloween! I know it’s not October yet, but as soon as Labor Day ends I start gearing up for my favorite holiday – Halloween! I know many of you are big Halloween lovers, too. There’s just something about skulls, pumpkins, and crystal balls that make my heart happy. This year I want to update my Halloween decor a bit, so I created this Nightmare Before Christmas wreath.
DIY Nightmare Before Christmas Wreath
I originally fell in love with the design for this wreath when I saw it as an ornament in the Disney Christmas store at Disney Springs. Then the idea popped in my head to turn that ornament into an actual wreath to use for Halloween and just maybe Christmas, too. Turns out Disney actually released this as a real wreath this year, but my version was less than $10 vs their $50, so I decided to give it a try and create my own.
- Foam board (got it at Michaels for $2.50)
- Felt – 5 sheets of green, 1 yellow, 1 white, 1 black, 1 red (got at Michaels for .29c each)
- Black and white striped ribbon (Michaels for $2)
- Hot glue gun
- Sketch the shape of the wreath onto the foam board and cut it out. I used scissors for most of it, but then switched to an x-acto knife which made it a lot easier.
- Cut out leaves from the green felt. You will be cutting out A LOT of leaves. It’s fairly mindless and I did it while re-watching something on Netflix.
- Glue the leaves onto the foam wreath. I did it in a series of V shapes, which 2 on the bottom and 2 on the top. I also didn’t wait until I had cut out all of the leaves before I started hot gluing them on because I wanted to see progress.
- Cut out the yellow eyes, red Holly berries, and white teeth and hot glue on. I just sort of guessed at the size for these.
- Cut out a small white skull and hot glue on the black spots for eyes, nose, and teeth.
- Make a bow with the ribbon, glue it onto the wreath, and hot glue the skull to the center of the bow
- Hot glue a ribbon loop onto the top back of the wreath so you have a way to hang it
- Admire your awesome Nightmare Before Christmas Wreath
There you have it! If you can cut and glue, then you too can make your very own Nightmare Before Christmas wreath. I’m seriously in love with how this turned out and hope it lasts me for many many years.
When do you start to decorate for Halloween?