October 25, 2013

Dollar Tree Halloween Door Decor | Part 2

Yesterday I shared with you how I created a Halloween Door Garland using black trash bags from Dollar Tree. Today, I am going to share with you how I decorated the garland using more fun finds from Dollar Tree, including some skeletons and skulls!!!

Dollar Tree Halloween Door Decor Skeleton by Juliana Michaels

Dollar Tree Halloween Door Decor Skull by Juliana Michaels

SUPPLIES |

3 plastic skulls
6 plastic skeletons
Silver Tinsel
Krylon Silver Spray Paint




TUTORIAL | Decorating the Dollar Tree Halloween Door Garland


  • Pull half of the garland hanging in front of the door over to the right side and wrap a length of wire around it to hold it in place. Pretend you are tying back a curtain.
  • Take the silver tinsel, cut it in half and wrap half of it around the tied back garland.
  • Repeat this process on the other side.
  • Spray paint the skulls and the skeletons with silver spray paint until they are fully covered.
  • Let dry.
  • Attach to garland using 20 gauge wire. 
  • I had to do a little finagling with the wire to attach the skulls, and quite honestly it was a bit of a pain to get them attached. If I had it to do again, I would use a strong adhesive, such as E6000, to attach a length of ribbon to the back side of them and use that to tie them to the garland. I would recommend that you use this method if you want to attempt this yourself.
You have now decorated your garland and you are ready for Halloween!!!

Overall this project was a bit time consuming, but the joy I had in making it and the money I saved by doing something like this made it all worthwhile to me.  Cutting the trash bags is what took the longest amount of time and I did that over several evenings while watching TV. If you break it up into pieces, it is really quite manageable.  I am also hoping that I will be able to salvage it and re-use it next year, but maybe freshen it up with some other decorations! I guess we'll just have to wait and see!

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1 comment:

  1. You totally rocked this door decor!! Looks AWESOME!!!!!

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JULIANA