When it comes to Halloween crafts, using a Dollar Tree Skeleton to add a spooky look is the perfect addition. These caged creepy skeletons are not only spooky, but they are simple to make using only items you can find at your local Dollar Tree. Who doesn’t love a little skeleton fright when it comes to Halloween?
Spooky Caged Skeleton – A Dollar Tree Craft – Pin It!
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Dollar Tree Crafts with the Dollar Store Divas Monthly Blog Hop!
I have joined up with 5 other super talented bloggers to bring you our monthly Dollar Tree Craft Blog Hop. This month our theme is Dollar Tree Halloween! Be sure to stop by each of the blogs using the links at the bottom of this post to see each of the fun, spooky, and creative Halloween projects. Each month impresses me even more, these are some very talented ladies! Take a look, you won’t be disappointed.
- Halloween Glitter BOO Lights
- Splatter Screen Pumpkins
- Dollar Tree Fall Decor
- Witches Hat Cake Mix Cookies
Video: How To Create Spooky Dollar Tree Skeleton Decor
Spooky Caged Skeleton – A Dollar Tree Craft
When I found out the theme for this month’s project was Halloween, I knew I wanted to incorporate some Dollar Tree skeletons to make it a little more spooky. I usually go for fun, cutesy Halloween decorations like these orange Splatter Screen Pumpkins.
There were so many spooky skeletons to choose from. Instead of just placing skeletons on the entry table, I decided to make it a bit more fun. Why not skeletons in a cage?
You are going to love the way they look in your Halloween display. They are also super easy to make and can be put together in just minutes. Here is how we did it.
How To Make Spooky Caged Skeletons!
What you will need:
- Dollar Tree Skeletons – Garland or mini skeletons
- 2 Pencil Cups
- Glass Candle Stick
- Rustoleum American Accents Spray Paint – Black
- Battery Operated Tea Light
- Hot Glue or E6000 Glue
- Spooky Halloween Embellishments
How To Assemble
Begin by spray painting your glass candle holder with black spray paint. Let this dry completely before continuing.
Trim the string on the top of your dollar tree skeleton. leave about 1 – 2 inches of the string and tie a knot on the end.
Place a blob of hot glue to the inside center of one of the cups. Using tweezers place the knot at the end of the skeleton string into the blob of hot glue. hold until secure. You can reinforce this with a piece of tape, or use E6000 glue for a more permanent hold.
Glue the 2nd pencil cup to the top of the candle holder. You can use hot glue for this, or use E6000 glue for a more permanent hold.
Place the tea light in the bottom of the cup, and place the 1st cup with the hanging skeleton on top of the bottom cup. I did not secure this or glue it closed so I could change out the tea light when I needed to.
Decorate your dollar store skeleton cage with whatever embellishments you like. I used glittery skulls for mine, simple with a little bling. I also found some bone skulls and some glitter spiders. As much as I loved both, I decided less was more on these cages.
You can see just how creepy he looks in this close-up. Who knew dollar store skeletons could be this fun!?
If you love this project, don’t forget to Pin It For Later!
Dollar Store Divas Monthly Blog Hop!
Here are more creative Dollar Store Halloween projects by my friends and co-hosts for this month’s Dollar Store blog hop:
Michelle from Our Crafty Mom – Rae Dunn Inspired Dollar Store Chalkboard Pumpkins
Beverly from Across The Boulevard – Halloween Skeleton Candy Tray Using Dollar Store Items
Michelle from Michelle James Designs – Dollar Store Pumpkin Tea Lights
Heather from Daily DIY Life – Dollar Tree Skeleton
Shirley from Intelligent Domestications – Silly Spiderweb Halloween Wreath
Toni from Girl, Just DIY – Non-Candy Halloween Treats for Kids