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Decorate on a budget with this easy dollar store DIY Halloween Skeleton Bird cage. This fun DIY Halloween craft cost $3 to make and your DIY Dollar Store Halloween Skeleton Bird cage will look perfectly creepy outside or inside this Halloween!
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I love planning out our Halloween decorations before I actually buy anything or pull anything out of storage. This time of year also means that I’m searching for Halloween stores, blogs and Pinterest for ideas on how I want to decorate.
This year I knew I wanted a witch theme with a few skeletons thrown into the mix. We decorated the front of the house to look like a witch cottage and in our Halloween world, skeletons are helping with the decorating and our witch has a Skeleton Bird as a pet. I can’t wait to show y’all the decorations in an upcoming post but for now, take a look at our witch’s pet!
I saw this Hanging Cage Halloween Prop DIY on TheNavagePatch.com and loved it! I wanted to make something similar but not quite as big because I knew I wanted to hang it by the front door.
After a trip to our local Dollar Store to take a look at what the Halloween decorations looked like this year, I picked up what I needed for this DIY Dollar Store Halloween Skeleton Bird cage! This entire project was just $3. That’s right y’all… THREE DOLLARS. Ok well… $3 plus tax hahaha but you know what I mean.
- 2 metal hanging flower baskets (Dollar Store)
- Plastic bird Skeleton (Dollar Store)
- OPTIONAL – got glue and glue gun to make the bird stick
Alright y’all, this is how I made this easy DIY Dollar Store Halloween decoration!
Start with your hanging wire basket and remove the tags.
Then remove the chain from 1 of the baskets.
Now take the 2nd basket which would normally look like this and flip the chains so that they make the basket hang upside down.
Use the little hooks that hold the chain to the basket to connect the 1st basket (without the chain) to the 2nd basket to make a bird cage. The clips on the baskets from the Dollar Store just push open so they’re easy to connect.
Now it’s time to add your Skeleton Bird.
Let’s talk about this little skeleton bird for just second. I bought this little guy at our local dollar store. However, I’ve seen him at two other stores and online for A LOT more than a dollar. Heck, I saw one that was almost exactly the same if not the same for $24!! I’ve also noticed that the skeleton bats and rats from the Dollar Store are also at other stores for about $10.
So what I’m saying is, check your local dollar store or dollar tree for Halloween decorations because they have a bunch and sometimes they have the same things others have for just $1.
Oh, another thing the dollar store has that other stores have are the rubber plastic bats! They’re like $3-$5 at the other stores and of course, they are $1 at the dollar store. (Side note, this post isn’t sponsored by the Dollar Tree, I just love to save money and want to tell you about it haha)
My Skeleton Bird was small enough to slide through the bars of the bird cage but if you’re using a bigger bird you might want to put him in before you attach the two bird cage pieces together.
Then your DIY Dollar Store Halloween Skeleton Bird cage is ready to hang!
Now if you’re hanging this inside then you’re done. However, if you’re going to hang it outside like I did, you may want to secure your bird a little bit. I was worried that a storm or a strong breeze (or kids bumping it haha) might knock my litte pet bird over in his cage. So I just took a little bit of hot glue and secured his little feet to the bottom of the cage.
He’s perfect and he’s the perfect Dollar Store DIY Halloween decor project!
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