How to Decorate with Skeletons for a Bone-Chilling Halloween

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There’s no doubt that skeletons are right up there on the creepiness scale. Even though we all have one, there’s something about seeing a skeleton that gives us goosebumps. But Halloween is the one time of year where creepy is cool and here are a few ways you can decorate with skeletons for a real bone-chilling effect!
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Have One Walking Around Your Garden

Imagine skeletons marching around your garden on Halloween night. Trick or treaters will love it! A  Pose-N-Stay skeleton is exactly what you need to get that standing effect. These life-sized skeletons are as realistic as it gets, plus they are built to stand - no props or ropes needed! You can even arrange their limbs to look like they are in motion.
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Skeleton Watch Dog

Guess who’s guarding the sweet bowl? Duke, the dog’s poor old skeleton will be sitting on the front step, ready to greet trick or treaters this Halloween.   Skeleton dogs are pretty cool decorations in my book. Place them on your front step or by the fireplace in your house.
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Skeleton Birds

Birds scare the daylights out of me when they’re alive, but as skeletons...clear the path because I’m going to be sprinting away. For a bone-chilling Halloween effect, place a few  skeleton birds outside in your trees, on patio furniture, or inside your windows.
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The Skull

Every Halloween, I put together a spooky alley for cousins, aunts and uncles at our annual Halloween party and skulls are as scary as it gets. Hang them from trees, put one in the  trick or treat sweet bowl, or just place them around your house or garden. 
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Bony Fingers

Long, bony fingers reaching out to grab you on Halloween night...now that’s pretty scary.   Skeleton hands can be fun props to decorate with. Hang keys on them like the one above, offer sweets with one, or use a skeleton hand as a candle holder.
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Skeletons Carrying a Coffin

I’ve seen this prop outside a house in my neighbourhood and every time I pass it, I love the spooky effect.  Skeletons carrying a coffin  is a real statement piece and if you are serious at all about Halloween, you’ll have one in your garden.
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Chillin’ on Your Porch

This friendly skeleton just wants to hang out and rest his bones for a bit. The sitting skeleton is perfect for you if you don’t want to terrify the neighbour's children, but you still want a cool Halloween vibe. You can even name him!
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Coming Out of the Ground

Imaginations will run wild when they see a skeleton coming out of your ground, pleading for a hand. This cool Halloween decoration includes stakes on the skull and limbs so that when arranged just so, looks like it just escaped its grave. 

How do you decorate with skeletons for a creepy Halloween effect?
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