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.
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.
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What you need
- Small Cheap skeletons
- Twigs or wooden skewer
- Ice cream sticks or wooden stirrer
- Wood slices
- Pen or marker
- Spanish Moss (Optional)
- Sandpaper (Optional)
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.
Lightly sand any rough bits with 100-120 grit sandpaper.
Glue the skull to one end of a twig or skewer.
Then glue the leg bones underneath the skull. Cross them over each other.
Break an ice cream stick into three pieces.
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.
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.
Drape dried Spanish moss around the bead to disguise it, and you’re done.
Not bad for 10 minutes of cutting and gluing 😉
The skull and crossbones place card holders pair beautifully with the polystyrene skull we made a few years ago.
I placed mine on a black plate and rustic branch chargers.
And to finish off, I plonked a few old decaying faux flowers in a gothic vase.
The vase has been painted with matte spray paint and dressed up with a piece of driftwood and some hessian.
These little guys would make a great addition to a pirate-themed party too.
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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:
- Realistic of eyeballs with free printables
- Matilda the spider and her wire web
- 5-minute vampire wings
- A magical floating tin can filled with ghost breath
- Loving skeleton couple and the ghost in the mirror
- Working skeleton hands ice tongs for that extra creep factor
- Fairy graveyard with spooky gravestones
- Miniature witch legs in a cauldron
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And if you prefer to buy rather than DIY, then maybe these beauties will appeal.
And as always, wishing you a wonderful, crafty week filled with lots of love. Thank you for popping in for a visit.