How to make a Skeleton head candle centerpiece for Halloween. This spooky black and white Skull Centerpiece is the perfect decoration for a Halloween party. It’s easy to make using a candle wreath ring, Spanish moss, skull heads, and bleeding taper candles.
I love black and white Halloween decorations. You can find some of my favorites in this Halloween crafts post. It’s my go-to decorating style every year and this year I decided we needed some skulls added to the mix. As I mentioned in my Bleeding Candles post we typically keep the décor kid-friendly but now that the kids are getting older, they’re not afraid of the skeletons sprinkled in with the Halloween décor.
DIY Halloween Skull Centerpiece
Hosting a Halloween party or looking for a spooky Halloween decoration for your coffee table? This Skull Centerpiece is the perfect addition to a black and white Halloween theme. The centerpiece is made using a metal wreath ring covered in Spanish moss. Styrofoam skull heads add a creepy element, then finished with bleeding taper candles.
Our centerpiece is displayed on my Halloween tablescape for the month of October. It’s sitting on a black cake stand and adds a fun element to our Halloween décor. Initially, it was displayed on a wood slice but I think the cake stand adds some much-needed height.
I’ve added Amazon affiliate links to the materials needed to create this project. Note: the metal wreath form is from the Christmas section at Hobby Lobby. The Styrofoam skull heads are from Michaels. They come with a string attached at the top to use as a hanging decoration, but it’s easy to remove.
Halloween centerpiece materials:
How to make a Halloween skull centerpiece (VIDEO TUTORIAL)
DIY Halloween Skull Centerpiece
- 1 metal wreath ring
- 8 foam skull heads
- 1 package Spanish moss
- 4 taper candles
- 1 floral wire
- 1 hot glue gun
- The first step is to spray paint the metal wreath ring black. This is optional but will help blend in easier with the black and white theme. The wreath I used was dark green and only required one coat of black spray paint. Allow the paint to dry for a couple of hours before decorating.
- Begin by covering the metal wreath form with Spanish moss. Use floral wire to adhere to the Spanish moss around the wreath. This will create a base for the centerpiece. The quick 1-minute video tutorial helps clarify step 2 and step 3.
- Next, carefully hot glue Spanish moss on top of the existing Spanish moss to cover the floral wire. Don’t worry about making it look too neat, you’ll want the centerpiece to look full and the Spanish moss to peek between the skeleton heads.
- Glue the skull heads directly onto the Spanish moss. Depending on the size of your centerpiece wreath ring, you will need about 2-3 heads between the taper candles.
- Finish the centerpiece with black and white bleeding candles. Check out the DIY Bleeding Candles post for a tutorial on how to make your own. This adds a fun element to the centerpiece and ties in the black and white theme.
I’m so happy with how this DIY Halloween project turned out. We plan to light the candles during our Halloween party and I can’t wait to see it paired with a table full of tealights.
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