I have been wanting a life size skeleton in my Halloween decorations for…as long as I can remember probably! All this season I’ve been on the look out for one that I could afford. I also wanted him to fit in with my other decorations. I always flip flop between wanting fun and silly Halloween decorations and scary ones! I love a good creepy front porch! But, I also love more light-hearted ones, especially since I have little kids.
And I know for a fact my three year old appreciates this rainbow skeleton more than a creepy ghoul or something. And, I definitely love it more too!
How fun is this guy?! I just love him, I feel like he could stay out all year almost haha.
The main thing that was holding me back from this fun project was finding a skeleton for the right price! I saw lots for around $60 and while it seemed like a fair price to pay, it was just too much for me for a very temporary porch ornament. Then I finally made it to Zurchers since they got all of their Halloween out and, not only was it a Halloween wonderland, but they had a full size skeleton for only $30! I was so excited, I immediately nabbed him up and painted him that afternoon.
I think every porch and every Halloween celebration needs an ombre rainbow skeleton. like every. single. one. I would definitely recommend spray paint, so you get that nice blending-mixed look. I just used left over spray paints I already had so there was no further expense for me. But a few cans would run you less than $10 so its still a low cost (and very low effort!) project.
- Skeleton //
- Spray paint in a variety of colors
- Literally just spray paint your skeleton! haha! Use about 4-5 colors, start at one end (feet or head) and make each color a little darker in the middle of it than towards the edges. This way the colors kind of blend in together. It really is such an easy paint job!
And here he is gracing my front porch itself! I also did a few other fun yard decor projects this year (like my favorite lawn flamingos!). As hard as it is for me to get things done with my two babes, I have found time to have some real Halloween fun this year and I’m pretty excited about it! I am planning two Halloween parties and all my stuff will be perfect decor :D