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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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 easy vampire wings 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.


How to make vampire wings to add to your Halloween decor. A quick and easy craft idea for all ages #ACraftyMix #FunHalloweenCraft #EasyHalloweenCraft #HalloweenDIY #HalloweenCraft #HolidayCraft

Oh, and if you are keen to try other fun Halloween projects that are quick and easy, you’ll love this humerus ice tong tutorial and this magical floating tin can. They’re guaranteed to up the spook factor. 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, Halloween Black Battery Operated LED Pillar Candles with Remote Control,Pack of 3
H Potter Outdoor Candle Lantern Decorative Hurricane Holder Patio Deck Indoor

Until next time, hope you have a lovely crafty week. 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

Unique Creations by Anita | Interior Frugalista


Made with love by a Crafty Mix