Give a plastic skeleton a fresh take on the afterlife as a minimalist wreath. Disassemble the skeleton by removing the thread, wire or string used to hold the pieces together. Next, attach bones to a wire wreath form using craft wire, overlapping and interlacing the bones. As a creepy finishing touch, wire the skull to the wreath's bottom so its sockets are approximately eye-level with trick-or-treaters.
You don't need gory decorations to spook your guests. HGTV fan debbiedoos set a frightening table with a metal skull centerpiece, red skull wine glasses and plastic bones on the place settings. To add more of a scare, she hung yellow CAUTION tape on the windows. This dinner table is sure to lead to a thrilling night.
Final step: cover in plastic wrap and chill long enough for the cream cheese to become firm before serving. Leave their bones shaking and their tummies full with these delicious scream cheese sandwiches.
With deep green walls, crisp white bedding, playful artwork and kooky dinosaur skeleton models, this kid's bedroom is the perfect combination of whimsy and refinement. A metallic nightstand completes the tasteful design.
Start with a simple shelf then dress it up with creepy decor — furry spiders, black crows, plastic skulls and skeletons are all good choices. You could also drape the shelf with cheesecloth or spider webs for an added frightening effect.
White chocolate-covered pretzels and marshmallows combine to create a fun Halloween treat that kids will love helping to assemble before they devour them. Try placing your completed skeletons in a spooky setting for added impact.
This lodge-style living room features a custom stone fireplace complete with a skeleton stone pattern and an extended candle ledge above it. The classic mix of comfortable seating showcases a pair of custom-designed wingback chairs and sofa pillows that are trimmed with real feathers to add to the lodge-style look.
This spacious kitchen features an industrial vibe with painted exposed pipes and a wall to wall wine rack made from terra cotta pipes. Oversized white subway tiles create a countertop-to-ceiling backsplash, while light oak floors cover the floor. A shark skeleton floating over the dining table adds a funky vibe.
Skulls fill this creepy dining room decorated by HGTV fan nyclq, who chose a black-and-white theme. She topped a gauze table runner with a delicate branch centerpiece that holds skull tea lights. The skull theme is carried through to the buffet table, featuring black candelabras and a mummy skeleton. The bright orange drapery panels are the only pop of color, which adds a dramatic touch to the space.
A rose slug is the larvae or immature stage of a rose sawfly. It’s easy to overlook on roses, until its feeding begins to damage leaves. Rose slugs feed on leaf undersides, out of sight, nibbling on leaf tissue—the part between the veins. When they’re done eating, leaves resemble skeletons. Usually when gardeners spot rose slug damage, they think their roses have a disease because leaves are speckled and have holes in them. Sawfly larvae are not slugs or caterpillars, but a different type of critter. Blast them off roses with a spray of water, or spray them with spinosad, a bioinsecticide made from soil bacteria.