You can create this budget-friendly skeleton hand wreath with just a few supplies from Dollar Tree. It’s unique and perfect for Halloween. I am incredibly excited to share this Dollar Tree Halloween skeleton hand wreath with you because it’s easy to make and unlike anything you’ll find in the stores.
If I’m being totally honest, I was never a wreath person. At least not until we bought our home last year. I suddenly found myself wanting a wreath for every holiday and occasion and even purchased a wreath container to hold them in so they wouldn’t get damaged.
While it’s perfectly fine to purchase wreaths, I wanted to try something different this year. While I was in Dollar Tree, I thought I could probably make one out of the items I saw in the Halloween aisle. It took three trips to perfect the idea, but I finally came up with a skeleton hand wreath that I get lots of compliments on!
Our Halloween crafts and recipes seem to have had an eyeball theme this year, so I wanted to stick with the same theme for my skeleton hand wreath. When I stumbled on a three eyeball hanging decor on my last trip to Dollar Tree, I knew that it would make the perfect centerpiece for the wreath.
I also considered gluing eyeballs around the decorative mesh but didn’t want to overdo it. Maybe next year, I’ll just add to it!
I have to credit my husband, who found the floral foam circle. I struggled with keeping the skeleton hands glued to a plate, which was my first base. The foam worked perfectly as it is the right shape and the glue holds so much better to foam than it did to plastic or the metal wreath frames they sell at Dollar Tree.
Supplies You’ll Need for the Halloween mini bucket lights
- 8 skeleton hands
- eye decor (comes in a strand of three)
- foam floral circle
- decorative mesh
- hot glue gun and hot glue
- twine (not pictured)
We picked up all the supplies (except the glue gun and glue sticks) for this Halloween skeleton hand wreath at Dollar Tree. The skeleton hands are sold individually for $1.25; you’ll need 8. The eye decor comes on a strand of three with three different color eyes for $1.25. The floral foam circle is $1.25. The decorative mesh is $1.25 for a full roll – though you won’t need to use it all. The twine comes in a pack of three for $1.25, but you just need a small strand. You can make this Halloween skeleton hand wreath for around $12.00.
I used the hot glue gun and hot glue sticks I had at home. You might be able to pick them up at Dollar Tree if your store carries them.
This skeleton hand wreath can be used as Halloween door decor anywhere in your home. You can hang it on your front door so trick-or-treaters can see them, or any interior door for your family to enjoy.
How to create this Halloween skeleton hand wreath:
Step 1: Line up the skeleton hands around and on top of the floral foam circle. This is the best way to figure out spacing, so they are all touching. Meanwhile, make sure to heat the hot glue gun.
Step 2: Once you’ve figured out where the skeleton hand will attach to the floral foam circle, place a strip of hot glue onto the back of the skeleton hand.
Step 3: Place the skeleton hand onto the floral foam circle in the space you removed it from and press down softly until secure.
Step 4: Repeat step 3 with the remaining 7 skeleton hands.
Step 5: Place a dab of hot glue onto one of the skeleton hands.
Step 6: Bunch up the end of the decorative mesh and press it gently to the hot glue dab until secure.
Step 7: Place a second dab of hot glue on the skeleton hand across from the first.
Step 8: Twist and wrap the decorative mesh around and press it onto the second dab of glue when you reach it to secure.
Step 9: Continue to wrap the decorative mesh. I weaved mine in and out, but there is no exact science to this. You can do it however you’d like, as long as it’s puffy and gives you a place to glue the eye.
Step 10: Choose which color eye you’d like and separate it from the others. Flip it over and cover the plastic parts with hot glue.
Step 11: Place the eye on the decorative mesh and gently press it down to secure it. Make sure that no edges are showing on the inside.
Step 12: Flip the wreath over and hot glue any gaps between the hands and the floral foam circle. Just leave one area at the top open for the twine.
Step 13: Cut a piece of twine and tie the ends into a knot.
Step 14: Slip the twine through the space between the floral foam circle and the hands and pull the tied end through the loop. Your skeleton hand wreath is ready to hang.
I hope that these instructions are easy enough to follow. If you have any questions, please comment below, and I’ll answer them as soon as I see them.
You can also check out the how-to video as well that gives you all of the step-by-step instructions:
If you love this Dollar Tree Halloween skeleton hands wreath, check out our other fun craft ideas. We have some for all occasions, with lots more coming soon!
If you decide to make these Halloween mini bucket lights and post a picture on social media, please tag us @thesupermomlife so we can see how they turned out!
I love how this turned out. I need more Halloween decor for my house!
That’s such a neat looking skeleton wreath idea, I’d love to give a variation of this a try if I could find skele hands with articulated joints!!!
Oh, how spooky! Hahaha, I can see myself making these with my grandchildren.
This is such a great idea. It turned out really good too. I love making crafts like these for Halloween.
This is a really amazing and cool craft idea! My kids would love this for sure
Anything dollar store, and I’m in!! This is adorable. What a fun and frugal way to decorate. I love it!
What a great craft idea. Now to go buy some hands.
This is so awesome! I need to make a wreath with the kids. I’d leave it up all year long. I love horror decor.