Vintage Skeleton Halloween Pumpkin

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by Ginny Lowe, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Vintage Skeleton Halloween Pumpkin

Fun-Kins sure make a great place to rest your tired bones. Top a carvable pumpkin with this fun and frightful skeleton for a haunting, 1920's & 1930's-inspired DIY Halloween display. Complete the vintage look by making the Spooky Spool Favors and Cat Candy Holder.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:about an hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Cut an 18”" piece of Orange crepe paper. Fold pleats along one edge, wrap it around the skeleton'’s neck, and then use Quick Grip to hold it in place. Cut about 2 feet of the Black ribbon and tie it into a bow and use the same glue to adhere it around your skeleton. Trim any excess ribbon, if needed.
  • 2
    Use the wire cutters to remove the pick from the witch’'s hat and use Quick Grip to glue the hat onto the skeleton’'s head. Then, hot glue the skeleton to the top of the pumpkin. (If your skeleton isn'’t staying in place, wrap a piece of cloth-covered wire around the skeleton and "tie" him to the stem to hold in place.)
  • 3
    Trim the Halloween paper/cardstock to 6"” x 6"”. Cut three 2" pennants out of this paper/cardstock and the letters B, O and another O. Wire the Black chain to the legs of the skeleton. Attach tassels and the letters to the chain. Trim excess chain with the wire cutters.
  • 4
    Cut a 3 yard piece of tulle, tie it into a bow, and then tie it around the skeleton, and then glue it to hold. Stick the berry branches into the pumpkin, behind the skeleton, to finish.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:about an hour

Project Supplies

  • •Fun-Kins 10" Craft Carvable Pumpkin Orange, Nicole™ Crafts 16" Bendable Skeleton, Witch Hat, Berry Branch & 6" x 10 yd Black Tulle with Spangles, Crepe Paper Orange
  • •Halloween-Themed Paper/Cardstock, Morex 1/8" Double Face Satin Black Ribbon, Cousin Jewelry Basics Black Tassels & 46" Black Chain
  • •Beacon Quick Grip Glue, Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun & Surebonder All Purpose Glue Sticks, Panacea 8" Heavy Duty Wire Cutters, Scissors & Ruler
  • •Cloth-Covered Wire (optional - see step 2)