I was at JoAnns Fabric when I seen that their Halloween decorations were 70% off. Plus I had a coupon for 20% off my total purchase. I really like the skeletons that are hinged. And the skeleton rats, birds and dogs are cool too. I never bought any because they are so darn expensive. Before the discounts the skeleton I bought was $39.99 and the rat was $29.99. Now I needed to come up with a display using them.
HALLOWEEN SKELETON DISPLAY
I looked on Hometalk and Pinterest to get some display ideas using a skeleton. I came across a couple with the skeleton climbing out of a box. Now to find a box big enough but not too big. I went to the basement to find one. I came across our cooler. It was perfect except it was blue and white. Painting it was not an option. Then I remembered the the wood looking contact paper I bought at an estate sale for $1.00.
I covered the whole outside and the inside that would show with the contact paper. I used packing tape to attach it to the cooler. Now I needed something to sit the skeleton on in the cooler. A neon plastic Easter basket I got on clearence at Big Lots would do the trick.
I taped the leg to the the stool, the foot to the bottom of the cooler and the arm to the edge of the cooler. I used a plastic rod to help keep the stool in place.
I used a plastic rod taped to the spine to keep it up right. Also I used a zip tie to attach the hand to the little red lantern. I had to tape the lantern and rat to the cooler also. I'm going to have solorlights on both sides shining on it. Done just in time for Halloween. I can't wait to put it out to display on Halloween.
- Skeleton & rat skeleton (JoAnns Fabric)
- Contact paper (Estate sale $1.00)
- Red lantern (Antique shop $6.95)
- Cooler, plastic Easter basket, packing tape, scissors, zip tie and 2 solar lights. (Already had on hand.)
Published October 28th, 2017 3:56 PM