One of the things I love about Halloween is that the decor can be as spooky, gory, and eerie or as fun and whimsical as you’d like it to be. I tend to keep mine on the not so spooky side. Putting together this DIY Halloween skeleton candy tray using dollar store items was a quick, easy, and fun project.
I love teaming up with blogging friends to share great crafts and DIY’s with you. Today, there are six of us all featuring Halloween decorating and craft ideas using Dollar Store supplies.
Here are the creative co-hosts participating in this Dollar Store blog hop:
And because we all love crafting with Dollar Store items, we will be back every month with a themed Dollar Store blog hop.
We hope to inspire you to craft and create with us and look forward to seeing you on the third Friday of every month for all things Dollar Store. At the end of the post, you can click on the links to see the rest of the Halloween inspired DIYs!
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DIY Halloween Skeleton Candy Tray
Supplies Used for Halloween Skeleton Tray
- Round Plastic Serving Tray
- Plastic Hanging Skeleton
- Skeleton Heads
- Skeleton Hand Plastic Glass
- Light Up Skeleton Head
- Plastic Spiders
- Black Creepy Cloth
- Black LED Tea Candles
- Black Glass Gems
- Black Saucer
- Hot Glue
- E6000 Glue
- Craft Knife
The hot glue, craft knife, and cork were items I had on hand. I purchased all of the other items at Dollar Tree. I didn’t use the skeleton garland that’s in the photo. I’ll save that for another project.
How to Assemble the Base for Halloween Candy Tray
- Trace the top of the glass onto a piece of cork
- Cut the cork into a circle
- Add glass gems for weight
- Use hot glue to attach the cork circle onto the top of the glass
- Add a circle of E6000 glue to the bottom of the serving tray
- Attach glass to glue
I used E6000 to glue the plastic glass to the tray because I wanted to make sure it would be sturdy. Once the glue dried, I turned the tray upright and allowed it to dry overnight.
Dollar Tree sells what they call Creepy Cloth in both black and white. I folded it over a couple of times so that the silver of the tray didn’t show through. Then I trimmed around the edges.
These hanging skeletons would be great for Halloween party decor or yard decor, but I wanted to scatter the bones around the tray. It came apart easily enough, but I didn’t like the connecting points. Using wire cutters, I snipped those off.
I sorted through the various Halloween items I had purchased and looked through my craft stash, too. I found these black tea light LED candles that I bought last year at Dollar Tree. I added those along with the bones, spiders, and skeleton heads around the tray.
My favorite piece is the light up skeleton head. I love that its eyes change colors as it glows.
The final step was to glue the bottom of the glass to a small black saucer that also came from Dollar Tree. I used more E6000 glue for that.
This will be a fun addition to a Halloween block party that I’m planning with Gloria and a few of her neighbors. Fill it with bite size candy and it’s sure to be a hit!
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DIY Candy Tray for Halloween
Please check out more amazing Halloween Dollar Store DIY’s on our
Dollar Store Divas blog hop!
Michelle from Our Crafty Mom – Rae Dunn Inspired Dollar Store Chalkboard Pumpkins
Beverly from Across The Boulevard – Halloween Skeleton Candy Tray Using Dollar Store Items
Michelle from Michelle James Designs – Dollar Store Pumpkin Tea Lights
Heather from Daily DIY Life – Dollar Tree Skeleton
Shirley from Intelligent Domestications – Silly Spider Web Halloween Wreath
Toni from Girl, Just DIY – Non-Candy Halloween Treats for Kids