DIY: Halloween Skull Garland


If you're completely obsessed with everything Halloween and also procrastinate on decorating for the occasion, then this DIY is for you! This spooky garland is so simple you'll have a new Halloween decoration in no time (which is good because Halloween is only a few days away)!


  • Mini Plastic Skulls 
  • Spray Paint (optional)
  • Embroidery Thread
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
  • Something to poke holes with

Step One:

Spray paint the skulls to whatever color your little heart desires. This step is totally optional, but I wasn't too fond of the original skull color.

Step Two:

Poke holes into the tops of the skulls. I ended up using a random tool I found lying around (I still don't know what it's called or what it's supposed to be for) but you could use a small screw driver or something similar. 


Step Three:

Cut your embroidery thread to the desired length. My overall length came out to be approximately 57 inches. Create a loop at one end for hanging. Decide on the placement of the skulls and tie a knot in the thread at each spot a skull will go. I had 11 skulls and placed each around 5 1/4 inches apart. Finish the garland off by creating a loop at the other end.

Step Four:

Use the same tool you poked the holes with to slip each knot into the skulls. 

And voilĂ ! You now have a creepy cool garland to add to your Halloween decorations. Who said procrastinators can't DIY! ;)