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How to Make Vampire Wings – Fun Halloween Craft

Oooooo have I got a fun craft project for you guys today. A few weeks ago I found an adorable little skeleton. He’s a bit bigger than the ones we normally find in the shops here in South Africa, and he looked like such a friendly chap. We named him Sergeant Skullie. Coz a skeleton this awesome can’t be nameless 😉 He was also the perfect size to dress up and add some vampire wings for this month’s IBC’s Halloween challenge.

Sergeant Skullie with his vampire wings is just chillin' waiting for Halloween to come around. #ACraftyMix #FunHalloweenCraft #EasyHalloweenCraft #HalloweenDIY #HalloweenCraft #HolidayCraft

Aren’t they cool and they don’t even take 10 minutes to do. But before I show you how to make those vampire wings, let me quickly tell you a little about the IBC (Int’l Bloggers Club). Every month a group of bloggers, from around the world, come together to create something using a common theme. Our previous challenge was terracotta and we made these tree-hugging, terracotta planters. You’ll be able to see what my friends did with their Halloween challenge at the end of the post.

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RightyO, let’s get to that tutorial 🙂

What you need to make the vampire wings

For this super easy craft you’ll need:

  • Poseable Skeleton or other Halloween prop
  • Faux spider’s web – black
  • Fishing line
  • 14 gauge Jewelry wire – black

We use a lot of jewelry wire in our craft projects, and I’m always looking for ways to use up the leftover pieces. Depending on the size of your skeleton you only need about 1 meter (about a yard).

What you need to make vampire wings. #ACraftyMix #FunHalloweenCraft #EasyHalloweenCraft #HalloweenDIY #HalloweenCraft #HolidayCraft

How to make the vampire wings

Cut two pieces of the jewelry wire the same length as your skeleton.

Bending the wire to make the frame for the vampire wings. #ACraftyMix #FunHalloweenCraft #EasyHalloweenCraft #HalloweenDIY #HalloweenCraft #HolidayCraft

Bend the wire about 1/3 of the way from the edges as shown below to form a basic frame for your vampire wings. The straight pieces will go on Sergeant Skullie’s back, so measure and adjust accordingly.

Bending the wire to make the frame for the vampire wings. #ACraftyMix #FunHalloweenCraft #EasyHalloweenCraft #HalloweenDIY #HalloweenCraft #HolidayCraft

Join the two vampire wing frames together by wrapping a piece of jewelry wire around the straight edges of the frame.

Joining the frame of the wings. #ACraftyMix #FunHalloweenCraft #EasyHalloweenCraft #HalloweenDIY #HalloweenCraft #HolidayCraft

Tie the wings onto the back of Sergeant Skullie (or your prop that needs some vampire wings 😉 ) with some fishing line.

Attaching the wire to the back of the skeleton. #FunHalloweenCraft #EasyHalloweenCraft #HalloweenDIY #HalloweenCraft #HolidayCraft

Drape the faux spider’s web over the wing frame and you’re done 😀

Sergeant Skullie with his vampire wings is just chillin' waiting for Halloween to come around. #ACraftyMix #FunHalloweenCraft #EasyHalloweenCraft #HalloweenDIY #HalloweenCraft #HolidayCraft

Easy right??!!

Sergeant Skullie with his vampire wings is just chillin' waiting for Halloween to come around. #ACraftyMix #FunHalloweenCraft #EasyHalloweenCraft #HalloweenDIY #HalloweenCraft #HolidayCraft

Doesn’t he have the friendliest little face? Not scary at all.

Close up of Sergeant Skullie's face. Attaching the wire to the back of the skeleton. #FunHalloweenCraft #EasyHalloweenCraft #HalloweenDIY #HalloweenCraft #HolidayCraft

Now he can just chill and wait for Halloween to come around 🙂 You can make the wings as big or small as you like. If you want to make life-sized versions, just use thicker wire and glue the spider’s web down.

Sergeant Skullie looks like he's having the time of his life with his easy to make vampire wings. #ACraftyMix #FunHalloweenCraft #EasyHalloweenCraft #HalloweenDIY #HalloweenCraft #HolidayCraft

If you like the idea of making some vampire wings for a Sergeant Skullie or maybe the kids 😉 don’t forget to pin it for later.

Sergeant Skullie with his easy to make vampire wings. A fun Halloween craft that takes 10 minutes. #ACraftyMix #FunHalloweenCraft #EasyHalloweenCraft #HalloweenDIY #HalloweenCraft #HolidayCraft

Are you making something for Halloween? I would love to hear about it.

Oh and if you’re looking for some of the things we used, we’ve got you covered Disclosure: Clicking on the links below, means we may receive a commission from Amazon. But don’t worry it won’t come out of your pocket, and it helps us come up with more amazing craft ideas to share with you 😉

Mandala Crafts Anodized Aluminum Wire for Sculpting, Armature, Jewelry Making, Gem Metal Wrap, Garden, Colored and Soft, 1 Roll(16 Gauge, Black)
Colonel Pickles Novelties Poseable Skeleton Figure 19 Inch for Model Or Halloween Decoration - Multiple Custom Pose Positions
FR Giant Spider Web (black; 4 - 2 spiders included) Party Accessory  (1 count) (2.1Ozs/Pkg)

And if you prefer to buy rather than DIY

Dragon Crest 57070344 Creeping Skeleton Garden Light, Cream
Kitch Aroma Black flameless Candles, Battery Operated LED Pillar Candles with Moving Flame Wick, Remote Control and Timer,Pack of 3
H Potter Outdoor Candle Lantern Decorative Hurricane Holder Patio Deck Indoor

Until next time, hope you have a lovely crafty week and don’t forget the see what my friends from the Int’l Bloggers Club have done with their Halloween challenge. Their links should be down below.

Northern Feeling | Raggedy Bits

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Made with love by a Crafty Mix

Categories:   Craft Tutorials, Holiday Crafts, Int'l Bloggers Club, Quick & Easy Crafts, Wire Crafts


  • Posted: October 7, 2019 11:53


    How spooky in a special way. I think you will pull him out time after time because he is so darn cute.
    • Posted: October 7, 2019 12:18


      You're so right, our Sergeant Skullie will be sticking around for a good long time. He's way to cuter to put in a dark cupboard 😉
  • Posted: October 4, 2019 13:11


    Michelle, OMG! I totally LOVE this idea!! I have a skeleton in my Dining Room and I wish I had the room to do this with it but I simply can not fit it in the space where I have it if it had wings.... Thanks so much for your kind comment and I will pass it on to Renae and the girls that you are thinking of them... Hugs, Deb
    • Posted: October 5, 2019 04:52


      😘 So glad you like the idea Debbie, even if it won't fit on your skeleton. Maybe next year, if he gets moved to another spot?
  • Posted: September 30, 2019 21:34

    Linda at Mixed Kreations

    Sergeant Skullie looks like a fun ole fellow, not creepy at all. Those wings are sooo cool! I was just eyeballing some skeletons the other day.
    • Posted: October 1, 2019 13:47


      👍 Thank you Linda. He's a sweet little ole fellow
  • Posted: September 27, 2019 14:04

    Leanna Forsythe

    Oh my this is just so creepy Michelle. It says put me on a swing by the front door and then you can keep all the candy lol.
    • Posted: September 27, 2019 15:29


      I really like the idea of a swing Leanna, maybe I'll make him one 😉
  • Posted: September 27, 2019 12:34


    As if skeletons aren't scary enough Michelle, now you've got them flying around. Haha! Love how simple yet effective he is.
    • Posted: September 27, 2019 15:30


      Thanks so much, Mary and he's a friendly little guy so he's not gonna cause any problems while he flies around 😉
  • Posted: September 26, 2019 20:33


    Very spooky!
  • Posted: September 26, 2019 17:32

    Carolann Iadarola

    Oh my gosh! I love Sergeant Skullie! And I love his bat wings. I can't wait to try this on my skelton too. You are always so creative and come up with some of the best crafts out there!
    • Posted: September 27, 2019 15:31


      Isn't he just so sweet 🤗 Hope you enjoy playing around with your Skullie Carolann
  • Posted: September 24, 2019 02:05

    Anita Holland

    Love it, so creative. Your staging is perfect too. I ordered a skeleton from china to do something similar and when it arrived like everything else it was tiny. About 5cm tall. Pinned
    • Posted: September 24, 2019 04:48


      Oh, I hate it when that happens. We have a China Mall down the road from us and their prices are incredible, but the quality isn't always the best. That's why I was so happy to find this little guy. He's a keeper
  • Posted: September 23, 2019 23:21


    Well he's completely ready for Halloween!! And I love his little lantern!
    • Posted: September 24, 2019 04:47


      Yup, Sargeant Skullie is ready for action 😉
  • Posted: September 23, 2019 16:42


    Sargeant Skullie looks to be having a good chuckle over his vampire wings! Too cute and love how easy they are to make. Loving all things miniature, does that adorable mini lantern beside Skullie work? And did you make it or where can I get me one of those?
    • Posted: September 23, 2019 19:31


      Sargeant Skullie rocks 👍 and yes the little lantern next to Skullie does work but I have no idea where we bought it. Sargeant Skullie is about 36 cm tall (14") so the lantern isn't teeny tiny, just on the small side 😉
  • Posted: September 23, 2019 16:21


    Aw he looks like such a fun guy to hang around with, haha. Love his vampire wings Michelle! Also he's just a little spooky, in a fun and cute way!!
    • Posted: September 23, 2019 19:28


      He does right??!! When I bought him, I put him on my shoulder and got so many sweet comments and a few raised eyebrows walking out of the Mall. I think that's where we formed a bond 😃

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