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How to Make a Skeleton Torso with Flowers

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This is the perfect spooky, but still fun Halloween decor! It’s not too scary, so still ok for children. This skeleton torso with flowers looks beautiful and adds a spooky pop to your decor.

Skeleton torso on a green board with orange and red flowers

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I love Halloween! But I don’t like scary things. I know that probably sounds like an oxymoron.

I love the moody colors and spooky vibes. But I dislike blood and guts and gore.

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So my Halloween decor tends to be more deep, moody colors with a spooky premise but include more of the fun.

I also have young kids, and so I don’t want to give them nightmares! So any Halloween decor I have has to be fun.

That’s why I’ve made spell books, poison bottles, and bat art. They’re still fun, but still just a little spooky.

Thankfully, my kids actually love skeletons. I got a life size skeleton and named it Boris a couple years ago and the kids think it’s so fun. So I knew they would be ok with this decor.

How To Make a Skeleton Torso with Flowers

This is such a fun way to add skeletons into your decor. The flowers make it a little softer and you can use any colors to match your existing decor or to go with your Halloween theme.

What You Need:

Tools Needed:

  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Small Screwdriver

Supplies Needed:

  • Medium Sized Skeleton
  • Fake Flowers
  • Wooden Sign Blank
Skeleton torso on a green board with orange and red flowers surrounded by other pictures in black frames

Skeleton Torso with Flowers Tips

How to Take the Skeleton Apart

You do not have to find just a skeleton rib cage and torso for this project! That would be pretty difficult to find.

Instead find a skeleton that you like and then take it apart. I got mine at Target, but every skeleton I’ve found it out together the same way.

There are screws at all the joints holding the skeleton together. All you have to do is take the screws out and it will loosen that joint.

Close up on the back of a skeleton bone showing the screws

So for the shoulders, take out the two screws and then gently twist and pull the shoulder joint out. Do the same thing at the hip with each leg.

For the head, there is a string that attaches the head to the neck. Pull up on the head until you see the string and then cut it off. This will allow you to detach the head from the neck.

close up of the back of a skeleton head showing a piece of string holding the head on

Now you should be left with just the torso and you can use that for your project!

How to Pick the Flowers

Picking the flowers is kind of tricky. You don’t want flowers that are too big and you need some variation of color.

an assortment of fake flowers in orange and pink and red

I looked around at the decor I already have. In my normal decor, I use lots of oranges and greens in my everyday decor. I also wanted something besides flowers, so I picked a bouquet that had some leaves to give more interest.

the back of a fake flower without the stem

I slid the flowers off the stems and just glued the flower heads in place.

a close up of using hot glue to affix a fake flower in place

Work Slow

I recommend laying everything out before you start gluing! The glue is hard to get off the skeleton. It can be done, but it’s always better to only glue once.

a close up of an orange flower on a skeleton torso

So lay the skeleton torso out and then arrange the flowers. Make sure you like the arrangement before you start gluing.

a close up of orange flowers on a skeleton neck
Yield: 1

Skeleton Torso with Flowers

Skeleton Torso with Flowers

Make this skeleton torso with flowers to level up your Halloween decor.

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $20




  1. Paint the wood blank and let dry.
  2. Use a screwdriver to take the arms and legs off the skeleton. Use scissors to take the head off the skeleton.
  3. Use hot glue to attach the skeleton torso to the painted wood blank.
  4. Take the flower heads off the stems and arrange on the skeleton.
  5. Use hot glue to affix the flowers and leaves to the skeleton.
  6. Hang.

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Skeleton torso on a green board with orange and red flowers

What’s Next? 

If you liked this skeleton torso with flowers project, you’ll probably like these other Halloween decor ideas.

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