Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Skeleton Twinkle Lights!

Today's Dollar Store Craft is Skeleton Twinkle Lights!
These little skeletons are of surprisingly good quality for a dollar store item. And I just can't get over how jolly they are!


Here's what you need:
~ a couple packages of skeleton straws (they come in packages of 5 for a dollar)
~ a string of twinkle lights (mine is a 20-light strand I raided from my Christmas decorations)
~ twist-ties (white is best!)


On the straws, the skeletons are in two pieces, so you'll need to put them together. I'm using an orange twist-tie here so you can see how I did it.
Start by wrapping your twist-tie over the BACK of your skeleton's pelvis, with the two ends poking up. No twisting necessary yet.


Poke each end through his lowest rib on his back, one on either side of his spine.


Twist!


Then all you have to do is pop those lights into the holes in the tops of their heads.


They snap right in, and fit PERFECTLY. It's almost as if they were made for this purpose! I put my skeletons on every other light of my 20-light strand, but you could do every third without having them look too sparse.


I wish you could see them in person; their little faces light up so delightfully!


You can kind of get an idea of their bright little faces in this photo -- but really, this project is a MUST-DO! These little guys are way too cute!

10 comments:

michelleml said...

great idea wonder if they have anymore of these

Thanks

kpmattingly said...

This is really cute! :) So fun! (We love non scary halloween ideas.)

Jen said...

How do you come up with these ideas? I would love to follow you around the Dollar Store and watch you brainstorm.

Stephanie said...

This is too cute! And I have everything to make it at home already since I bought those several packages of those same straws for a party we had this weekend.

Mormishmom said...

These are so awesome! I hope you'll come and link up at TOO Cute Tuesday!

http://funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.com/

Maria Gridley said...

wow thats so clever!! :) What a great idea!

Rebecka said...

What a great idea. You're so clever! I'm off to the Dollar Store.

Shari said...

This is incredibly clever. I wish I had read your post before Halloween.

davidbisok said...

They have the straws right now at Dollar Tree. Just got mine!

Anna M. said...

I like how the skeletons look like they're dancing.