The Bottom Line
The skulls are smiling and not menacing. The effect is more of a cool and cleverness factor, as in "wow -- fake black roses and skeleton heads for a wreath" than something that will result in blood-curdling screams of terror. It's a sophisticated wreath, especially against a colorful door. I've got mine on my plum-colored door, and it looks fabulous!
- Striking colors -- black and white
- Skeleton heads might slip off during shipment. Simply stick it back on one of the plastic wires.
- Might be a bit spooky for young trick-or-treaters
- People who don't like skull graphics and art might be "put off"
- Wreath made of fake black roses
- Five detailed skeleton heads grace the wreath
- Comes with ribbon for hanging (attached)
- Provides contrast against colorful doors: red, orange, white, light green, plum (pictured) etc.
- Easy to pack and store for years of use
- No lights; but you could wire small white lights, if so desired
- Would make a great decoration for Dia de los Muertos
Guide Review - Skull and Roses Wreath
Creepy? Yes. That's the idea. But funny, too. Halloween is all about fun.
The bold, high-contrast, goes-with-many-things black and white meets my front-porch criteria of being viewable from the street or curb. In other words, it has curb appeal, or -- for Halloween -- disturb appeal. From a distance, you can tell this is a wreath in Halloween colors (or non-colors, if you prefer). It's only as you get closer to the front door do you realize those white baubles are skulls, and, upon closer scrutiny, the black foliage consists of faux roses. That makes the skull and roses wreath both attractive and engaging -- not easy to do for a door decoration!