These DIY bone candlesticks are perfect for Halloween decorating and can be made in 30 minutes!
Whether you just decorate with a few jack-o-lanterns or go full out haunted house, it’s always fun to add something new to the mix.
These DIY bone candlesticks are the perfect subtly spooky decor for a mantel, vignette, or your next Halloween party.
And the best part?
You can make them in about 30 minutes and for less than $20!
At first glance they just look like overly large candlesticks, but a closer look shows then for what they are… bones!
Bag of plastic bones (affiliate link)
Hot glue gun
First, select which bones you want to use as candlesticks.
In this set there are 4 large long bones, 2 smaller long bones, skull, spine, 2 hands, and 2 feet.
The larger bones are perfect for tall candlesticks but the spine and even the skull could work as well.
Decide which end of the bones will be the top and which will be the bottom.
Use a box cutter to carefully cut a round hole in the top of the bone that the candle will fit into.
Use the box cutter to carefully cut a flat working surface in the bottom of the bone.
It needs to sit relatively flush on the candle plate.
Hot glue the bottom of the bone to the plate.
Once secure, place more hot glue around the base of the bone to create a seal between the bone and the plate.
This will make the candlestick bottom heavy and less likely to tip over.
Place the candle in the top round hole in the top of the bone and hot glue in place.
The moss works well to hide seams AND adds an extra spooky touch to the candlesticks.
They don’t all need to look exactly the same.
They are quickly becoming my favorite Halloween decor!
Now to create something equally spooky with all of the leftover bones…
>> See where I party! <<
This post was originally shared October, 2017.