With October 31st right around the corner, here are some Creative Halloween Skeleton Decorations to use as ideas for home decor, outdoor Halloween decorations, kids spooky themed parties and more.
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Are you ready for Halloween?
Leading up to the holiday, I have lots of fun decorating and checking out everyone else’s decorations. I enjoy seeing all the crazy outdoor Halloween decorations, like life size posable skeletons and the big inflatable cats and ghosts. However, the Halloween skeleton decorations are my favorite. Plus, there are so many ways to utilize them. Therefore, I figured why not gather up a bunch of creative ways to use skeleton decorations for Halloween.
What are your favorite things about Halloween?
Aside from all the awesome Halloween decorations, I enjoy any opportunity to eat candy. My boys usually hit it big trick or treating. While we donate most of the candy, I definitely still take a few pieces here and there. With trick or treating, comes my other favorite part of Halloween, all the amazing Halloween costumes! I love seeing all the creative costumes that stroll through my neighborhood, especially the adorable younger trick or treaters. What are some of your favorite things about Halloween…. maybe it’s the haunted houses or spooky movies… I’d love to know!
Outdoor Halloween Skeleton Decorations
For a simple, yet spooky outdoor Halloween display, use fake skeletons to create a faux graveyard. You could even throw in a skeleton dog or some animal skulls. The hand sticking out of the ground is a nice touch.
The other day my son and I drove by a life size skeleton that was climbing a tree. My son suggested there should be a dog displayed there as well because a dog would be chasing the bones. I thought that was a creative idea and it’s why I love decorating with my boys.
Whether you are looking to illuminate the stairs or walkway leading to your house on Halloween, or for a simple indoor display, this skeleton marquee tutorial will work for you.
I like the cute glitter skulls on this spooky skeleton Halloween wreath. Wreaths offer a fun way to be creative for any holiday.
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Dollar Store Halloween Skeleton Decorations
Who loves the dollar store? I love when creative projects, like this Halloween skull wreath, are made with cheap simple dollar store items.
Another great dollar store decor idea is this sugar skull tutorial. My favorite skeleton decorations involve sugar skull decor. The way the skulls are decorated always looks so beautiful.
Here is a great Dollar Tree hack to create some interesting DIY Halloween decor for cheap. Any way to save money and be creative wins me over.
Skeleton Decorations For Your Home
If you have a fireplace mantel, you know how much fun they can be to decorate for each holiday. You can really get creative with your mantel decor, like by using a variety of skeleton decorations in celebration of Halloween.
If you don’t have a fireplace mantel, you can always decorate your front hallway or stairway with candles and some animal skeletons.
Creative Skull Decorations
Looking for a fun way to decorate your table for Halloween, check out this easy skull centerpiece. If you are running out of time before a party, this is a go-to for a simple Halloween centerpiece. Another quick idea would be to use a skull vase; add some flowers and you are done.
This simple, yet elegant, jeweled skull can add some bling to your Halloween decor.
Mermaid Skeleton Decorations
Mermaid skeletons are a cool take on the usual skeleton decoration. They offer a unique way to decorate for Halloween.
Mermaid skeletons can make a fun DIY Halloween prop to be used as a backdrop for a themed party.
Halloween Party Ideas with Spooky Scary Skeleton Decorations
Take your creative Halloween decorating skills to a party! Whether you are hosting a party or helping a friend, there are many ways to incorporate skeleton decorations into a themed party.
What all do you need for a Halloween party?
- Fake Cobwebs and Spiders
- Spooky Music
- And don’t forget the camera!
If you are solely focusing on skeleton decorations for your party, there are some cool ways to utilize them. For example, I love the skeleton hands holding the drinking glasses in this one.
Halloween is so much more fun with kids and it doesn’t have to only involve candy. Some Halloween party ideas for kids might include a themed arts and crafts project or a game, such as the toilet paper mummy race.
Making a cake for your Halloween party, then check out this DIY skeleton dance cake topper. You could also use cute little skeletons to top cupcakes.
Another way to spruce up your Halloween party is to make a fun skeleton banner. Banners are a quick and easy party decoration that you can embellish however you like. I find they hold up better when you print them on a sturdier paper type, such as cardstock.
As you can see there are many Halloween skeleton decorations to get creative with, whether it is sugar skull decor in your home or an animal skull graveyard in your yard. I hope you enjoyed our suggestions!
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