Halloween Wreath {from a Cabinet Door}

Hi there beautiful friends! Today I’m sharing my new Halloween Wreath that I made using a salvaged cabinet door.

But first you may notice my text is pink! In hopes of promoting breast cancer awareness, today I’m joining Holly Bertone’s campaign to Paint the Blogosphere Pink! As a nurse, I have seen so many lives affected by breast cancer. Early detection is key, ladies!! Something that only takes a minute in the shower each month could save your life!


Now about that wreath…

My Father-in-law was so sweet and saved an old cabinet door that had cool lines to it, thinking I could use it for something.

When I was deciding what to do for our next Get Your DIY On Challenge , “Falling for Fall”, I knew I wanted to make a Halloween wreath, and this little cabinet door immediately came to mind.  Here it was before:


And here it is as my new Halloween wreath:
Halloween Wreath using a salvaged cabinet door

Isn’t she lovely? Cue the music…Isn’t she won-der-ful… now I’m dating myself.

Halloween Wreath from a salvaged cabinet door

I made her a she because…why not? Glittery skirt, pearls and a fashionable fascinator…very ladylike indeed.

Halloween Wreath from a salvaged cabinet door

To make one, here’s what you’ll need:

Halloween Wreath from a salvaged cabinet door

You can pretty much see exactly what I used. The only things missing are a pair of scissors and some floral wire. The supplies I purchased came from Michaels.

I tried to strip the seven layers of paint off of the frame a couple of weeks ago, but I didn’t do a very good job. Using it for this wreath solved that problem. I just spray painted it black. (Could’ve saved myself a lot of trouble!)

Then I divided the feather stems in two and hot glued them to the frame:

Halloween Wreath from a salvaged cabinet door

I spray painted the red roses black as well, and cut the heads off to add to the frame, using hot glue.

Halloween Wreath from a salvaged cabinet door

Then I added Lady McBones and her accessories and attached the little sign, using hot glue and floral wire. Normally I would have DIYed the sign, but I didn’t think I could top this. (I’m pretty sure it isn’t water proof though, so I would probably not add the little sign unless it was going to be hanging indoors or under a covered porch.)

Halloween Wreath from a salvaged cabinet door

I also added another rose to the top corner:

And made a pretty bow from the striped fabric, and the striped hair clip which was $1.99 at Michaels and adds a little bling. It’s probably the reason I was inspired to make my skeleton a lady skeleton.

Perfect Halloween Bow


Halloween Wreath from a salvaged cabinet door


Halloween Wreath from a salvaged cabinet door


Halloween Wreath from a salvaged cabinet door

I can’t wait to decorate the rest of our outdoor space! Here is our Spooky Outdoor Halloween Tour from last year:


Spooky Outdoor Halloween Tour

This was super simple to put together and the result is pretty fun,  not my normal spooky!

Halloween Wreath from a salvaged cabinet door

Halloween Wreath using a salvaged cabinet door

Here’s what my clever co-hosts came up with for this theme:

Mason Jar Luminaries for Halloween  by Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog

PB Knock Off Dollar Store Skull by Krista at The Happy Housie

A Ghostly Halloween Tree by April at House by Hoff

The fun starts this Sunday, October 5th at 7:00pm EST. Come link up  any project that has you Falling for Fall or just come by to get inspired! 

 I can’t wait to see what everyone brings to the party!

See you Sunday!




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  1. Love it. I am not a huge “wreath” person so I love this different take on it. I make a fall “picture” and hung that on our front door. It is so much fun to think outside of the box. Love the skeleton.

  2. ColleenB. ~ Texas says

    Love what you had done by turning your cabinet door into a wreath. Very creative. The striped bow really sets it off nicely. Great job.
    Hopefully you had glued on some cork pieces to the back so that it doesn’t scratch up your beautiful front door.

  3. You come up with the most clever ideas! Love Lady Skeleton!

  4. Carolyn Price says

    Christy … Oh. My. Goodness!! You really are a kid at Halloween!! How creepy your house looks! How fun for you and your entire neighborhood!
    Your wreath is adorable!! You are the cleverest gal!! Love everything you do!
    Have a great weekend!

    • Thanks, Carolyn! You’re such a great cheerleader and I appreciate it so much! We really do get a kick out of Halloween around here. There’s a six foot tall spooky butler standing in my master bedroom right now waiting to go outside. I have to say I think I like him better outside. 🙂

      • Carolyn Price says

        I read on your other post that your skeleton was stolen one year. That’s awful! So glad you found one right away!! I need to find one of those! Love your new butler!

        • Isn’t that terrible? That’s the only year we ever had trouble. They took several things, but that’s what we cared about the most. He’s the one hanging out in my bedroom. 🙂

  5. Okay, now this is the best Halloween wreath I’ve seen yet! Love Lady McBones sitting amongst the roses in all of her glory. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity Christy – you’re a Craft’n/Furniture Reimaginer Rock Star!

    I remember your incredible Halloween display from last year. Looking forward to seeing what you add to it this year.

    • Aww thanks, Marie! You really are so good to me. 🙂 I am usually very traditional when it comes to wreaths, but it was fun to step outside the box with this cabinet door frame. Have a great weekend!! XO

  6. This is so stinkin cute Christy! Such a clever idea!

  7. Oh man…I’m bustin’ up some cabinet doors STAT!!!!!


  8. Hi Christy – You are such a sweetheart! Thanks for all of your support! Hugs, Holly

  9. So crafty and cute! I love the skeleton and the black roses!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party!

  10. Thank you very much, Christy 🙂 Reading your post I got so inspired for this Halloween I can’t wait to go buy some of these things tomorrow!

  11. Christy, fabulous Halloween project! I love that you re-purposed that door and how you layered everything to give it depth. Thanks for co-hosting the party! ~Michelle

  12. Love this. Especially love Lady McBones. She’s to die for…LOL

    Pinning it!
    Thanks for sharing 😉

  13. Ha! I love it! Your wreath is just adorable (in a spooky way of course)! 😉

  14. I love this! Will you tell us what you use to hang your wreaths on the glass part of your door?

  15. Hey Christy, just wanted to let you know I’ll be featuring Lady McBones at the DIY Sunday Showcase Party this weekend.

  16. Love your Lady McBones and this cute wreath!!

  17. I just adore this!!! My favorite part if it is that you put a pearl necklace on the skeleton 🙂 And such a great repurposing idea with the cabinet door! Great job!
    Michelle @ The Painted Hinge

  18. Wow, Christy! Love this Halloween wreath — fun, elegant and spooky all at the same time! Well done! Catherine

  19. Mrs Skeleton is super-fancy with her pearls and bow! 😉
    What a great way to revamp cabinet door!
    I do hope you will share your wreath with my Big Autumn Bash Link Party:


  20. I just found this, and consequently your blog over on Hometalk! I LOVE your wreath, it is amazing. So creative, and you just carried out a theme beautifully. I have scheduled for FB and Twitter and pinned this. I would absolutely love it if you would stop by and share this at Celebrate it Sunday link party. The party opens at 8 PM EST on Saturdays! I have already opened a couple of other of your posts…off to read those now! Glad I found you! – Chloe


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