3 Colorful Ways to Decorate a Halloween Skeleton

September 13, 2019 | FILED UNDER: Pom-Poms, Yarn, Halloween

I have been so excited to share this post with you – introducing 3 ways to decorate your Halloween skeleton! Once in awhile I come up with a crazy idea, and it is so fun when it actually turns out. These life-sized Halloween skeletons got a makeover with my most favorite craft supplies – pom-poms, colorful yarn, and even some sparkly jewels!

If you want to add a dose of color and unexpected fun to your Halloween decor, these ideas are for you. Need a skeleton? You’re in luck! Today all skeletons at Oriental Trading are up to 50% off with free shipping using the code SQUAD19!

3 Colorful Ways to Decorate Halloween Skeletons

For each of my skeletons, I used a life-sized posable skeleton from Oriental Trading – which is currently on sale for $39.98!

1. Decorate a Halloween Skeleton with Pom-Poms

Is there really anything I won’t stick a pom-pom on? I think not! These pre-made yarn pom-poms come in a variety of bright colors and each pack has two different sizes, perfect for decorating all your skeleton’s limbs. You could use orange and black pom-poms for a more traditional Halloween color palette too. Check out my step-by-step pom-pom skeleton tutorial.

Pom-pom decorated Halloween skeleton

Don’t forget the legs! Just stick on a with hot glue.

Pom-pom decorated Halloween skeleton

2. Wrap with Yarn

Have you ever heard of yarn-bombing? It’s a type of street art where yarn artists decorate public benches, lamp posts, etc. with colorful crocheted and knitted yarn decorations. This is my take on yarn-bombing. Rather than knitting (which I can’t do!), I just wrapped the limbs of the skeleton with colorful yarn to create a color-blocked effect. You can find the full yarn-bombed skeleton tutorial here.

Yarn bombed Halloween skeleton

3. Stick on Sparkly Jewels

Skeletons like accessorizing too! These colorful jewels come in all shapes and sizes and are simple to add to your skeleton with hot glue. I think a color combo of gold, silver and black jewels would look really cool for Halloween as well. Check out my step-by-step bejeweled skeleton tutorial.

Bejeweled Halloween skeleton


If you liked these colorful ideas, then be sure to check out my other Halloween craft projects such as my pom-pom pumpkins!

3 Ways to Decorate a Halloween Skeleton with Craft Supplies


Up to 50% off and Free Shipping for Skeleton Day!

Today only (9/13/19) get up to 50% off skeletons and free shipping  at Oriental Trading with this code: SQUAD19

Skeleton Day at Oriental Trading


Head to Oriental Trading’s Fun365.com for the step-by-step tutorial and full list of supplies for the pom-pom skeleton, yarn-bombed skeleton, and bejeweled skeleton. Don’t miss this video tutorial too! This post is sponsored by Oriental Trading.


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