Halloween Skeleton Frame

How to Make a Halloween Skeleton Frame

Welcome, Loren from Pandora’s Craft Box!  So glad to have you again! I’m so glad you decided to share this AWESOME Halloween Skeleton Frame tutorial!
The spirits of the other side are ready to come out and play here at DIY Inspired!  I love decorating with skeletons.
Are you prepared the mischief they will cause? I did warn Dinah if I was going to guest blog I was going to bring something spooky and creepy but I am so glad she did! My Halloween skeleton is using the a painting as a portal to the world of the living the evil spirits reaches for any passing soul to posses.
Watch out it might just me you. Would you like to make one?
Here are a few thing you will need for your Halloween Skeleton Frame.
1. Cardboard (Free)
2. Skeleton (Michaels 14.99)
3. Modge Podge (own or 4.99 at Michaels)
4. Black paint & red paint  (.59 cent)
5. Burlap ($2.00 for half a yard)
6. foam brush (.10 cent)
7. Frame (Michaels on clearance $9.99)
8. Clay ($8.99 Michaels)
9.Tape (own)
10. 24 gauge wire (own)
11. Scissors (own)
12. Saw (own $4.99)


The first thing you will need to do is to cut the back of the skull of your skeleton because you want him to lay flat on the cardboard. Measure the cardboard to fit the inside of your frame. My frame is 8×10.


Position your skeleton, my skeleton name is Joe where you want him to be.


I felt bad cutting Joe up but he feel much better once all the extra weight is off.
I cut through the spice of Joe to make sure he could fit in the frame.


Mix Mod Podge with black paint with a foam brush.

Now the messy part starts, use the mixture and paint the burlap with it.

I told you it was going to get messy! Its going to look a little muddy but it will be worth it once it dries. You will need to cover the entire cardboard. Don’t lay the burlap flat on the cardboard because you will need some depth with it to make it look realistic.


Also use the Mod Podge to clue the down the skeleton. Let the burlap dry for at least 24 hours.



I wanted to have Joe reaching out for someone, so I took masking tape to hold the joints in place. I then used the burlap with Mod Podge to cover masking tape.



I did not stop there I also cut all the finger off and used the 24 gauge jewelry wire to reattach all the  fingers. Can you believe that Joe had to right hands before I did the surgery? haha. Now his finger can bend and point at you.



The last thing I did was make a heart out of clay to be place in rib cage.


Imagine that you are done with your Halloween skeleton frame tutorial. !!!

I think my puppy liked it.

Happy Haunting’s from Pandora’s Craft Box.

Thank you for having me DIY Inspired.


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