The spooky season is almost here. Have you started planning your table décor yet? If not, then you’ll love these budget-friendly, skull and crossbones place card holders.

Add a not-so-creepy touch to your All Hallows' Eve Gathering with these easy-to-make skull and crossbones place card holders. They only take a few minutes to put together and will make both your wallet and your dinner guests smile. #ACraftyMix #HalloweenDecor

They’re a teeny bit creepy and will add a nice finishing touch to your All Hallows’ Eve Gathering. Quick and easy to make, they can double up as cake toppers or tree ornaments.

Add a not-so-creepy touch to your All Hallows' Eve Gathering with these easy-to-make skull and crossbones place card holders. They only take a few minutes to put together and will make both your wallet and your dinner guests smile. #ACraftyMix #HalloweenDecor

Okay, before I show you how to make some easy Skull and Crossbones place card holders in 10 minutes, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram. And don’t forget to subscribe so you’ll never miss a post!

What you need

  • Small Cheap skeletons
  • Twigs or wooden skewer
  • Ice cream sticks or wooden stirrer
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Wood slices
  • Pen or marker
  • Spanish Moss (Optional)
  • Sandpaper (Optional)
What you need to make 10-minute Halloween place card holders

How to make skull and crossbones place card holders in 10 minutes

The most difficult part of making these skull and crossbones place card holders is chopping off the little skeleton’s head, arms, and legs. Save the arms to make this Sands of Time hourglass.

Cut the head, legs, and arms off the skeleton with a pair of scissors

Lightly sand any rough bits with 100-120 grit sandpaper.

Lightly sand away any rough bits

Glue the skull to one end of a twig or skewer.

Glue the skull to the top of the stic

Then glue the leg bones underneath the skull. Cross them over each other.

Glue the legs bones on the side of the stick to form a cross

Break an ice cream stick into three pieces.

Glue the signage under the leg bones

Use a pen or permanent marker to write “Eat, Drink and Be Scary” on the broken pieces. Or, if you prefer, you can write your own message along with the name of your guests, like we did when we made these miniature sock gnome place card holders.

Glue the signage under the leg bones

Find a wooden bead with a hole big enough to fit the skewer or twig. Glue the bead in the center of the wood slice and pop the stick inside. If you can’t find a bead, you can use air-dry clay or a small block of polystyrene instead. You just need something at the bottom of the twig to keep it stable.

Glue a large wooden bead on the wood slice

Drape dried Spanish moss around the bead to disguise it, and you’re done.

Place a little dried Spanish moss around the bead

Not bad for 10 minutes of cutting and gluing 😉

Add a not-so-creepy touch to your All Hallows' Eve Gathering with these easy-to-make skull and crossbones place card holders. They only take a few minutes to put together and will make both your wallet and your dinner guests smile. #ACraftyMix #HalloweenDecor

The skull and crossbones place card holders pair beautifully with the polystyrene skull we made a few years ago.

Add a not-so-creepy touch to your All Hallows' Eve Gathering with these easy-to-make Halloween place card holders. They only take a few minutes to put together and will make both your wallet and your dinner guests smile. #ACraftyMix #HalloweenDecor

I placed mine on a black plate and rustic branch chargers.

Add a not-so-creepy touch to your All Hallows' Eve Gathering with these easy-to-make Halloween place card holders. They only take a few minutes to put together and will make both your wallet and your dinner guests smile. #ACraftyMix #HalloweenDecor

And to finish off, I plonked a few old decaying faux flowers in a gothic vase.

Add a not-so-creepy touch to your All Hallows' Eve Gathering with these easy-to-make Halloween place card holders. They only take a few minutes to put together and will make both your wallet and your dinner guests smile. #ACraftyMix #HalloweenDecor

The vase has been painted with matte spray paint and dressed up with a piece of driftwood and some hessian.

Add a not-so-creepy touch to your All Hallows' Eve Gathering with these easy-to-make Halloween place card holders. They only take a few minutes to put together and will make both your wallet and your dinner guests smile. #ACraftyMix #HalloweenDecor

These little guys would make a great addition to a pirate-themed party too.

Add a not-so-creepy touch to your All Hallows' Eve Gathering with these easy-to-make skull and crossbones place card holders. They only take a few minutes to put together and will make both your wallet and your dinner guests smile. #ACraftyMix #HalloweenDecor

If you like the idea of making your skull and crossbones place card holders, don’t forget to pin them for later.

Add a not-so-creepy touch to your All Hallows' Eve Gathering with these easy-to-make skull and crossbones place card holders. They only take a few minutes to put together and will make both your wallet and your dinner guests smile. #ACraftyMix #HalloweenDecor

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Add a not-so-creepy touch to your All Hallows' Eve Gathering with these easy-to-make skull and crossbones place card holders. They only take a few minutes to put together and will make both your wallet and your dinner guests smile. #ACraftyMix #HalloweenDecor

Will you be upping the scare factor for Halloween? I’d love to hear what you have planned, so stop for a spell 😉 and leave a comment. And if you’re looking for more quick and not-so-creepy Halloween crafts, then you’ll love these ideas:

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And as always, wishing you a wonderful, crafty week filled with lots of love. Thank you for popping in for a visit.

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