It’s getting a little spooky around here! Halloween is in just three weeks and this is the prefect time to start incorporating some small decorations around the house. I don’t go all-out for halloween, but I like a few clever nods to the holiday. My halloween decor usually is very very simple, not store-bought, and just a tad spooky.
There is a big reason why I don’t buy something pre-made and stick it up on the wall. I think decorations are all the more eerie when they’re incorporated with your everyday look. It almost makes someone do a double-take when they see it, which sends a little chill down their spine and that is the perfect way to decorate for this fun and festive holiday.
My plan worked like a charm too, last night these glass specimen jars where neatly styled in the bookcase and my husband all of a sudden was like, “are there bones in there?”. To which I replied, “of course”. I think he was a little weirded out, but that’s the point, no?
It’s a two step and totally do-able project!
Buying a full skeleton is more economical and you get all of the pieces which I like. I got this one for $6 on clearance at Michaels.
- Plastic Skeleton (now 50% off from Michaels)
- Ivory Spray Paint
ONE unscrew all of the joints and pull apart any possible pieces of the skeleton. I even took a small saw to the main body and separated it into three parts, the skull, the ribcage, and the pelvis. TWO spray paint the pieces of your choice.
I like going further than using the average femur bones and using some very distinct ones – like the pelvis and hand. I think it makes the whole project even creepier.
If you’ve ever wanted to do just a bit of halloween decorating but in a classy, subtle way, this is your project!
Looking for more simple but spooky ideas? I’ve posted three easy ideas on the Bali Blog! Check them out HERE!