Introduction: Skeleton Tiki Torch

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I'm going to show you how to make a very easy skeleton tiki torch for under $10

Step 1: Materials

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What you'll need for the project is;

Bag of hollow bones (Walgreens, $7.99)
Tiki Torch (Meijer, $0.99)
A utility knife
A pair of scissors

Step 2: The Skull

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Take the utility knife and cut a hole about 1 1/2 inches in the skull about where the spine would attach.

Line up the tiki torch to pick the angle you want the skull. I chose to have it looking upwards a bit.

Cut the top hole larger so it will fit the top of the canister tightly, use the scissors if you need to adjust the size.

Step 3: The Spine

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Take the spine piece and use the utility knife to cut both ends off.

Step 4: Assembly

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Slide the skull up the shaft to the canister, it should fit tight.

Next slide the spine on until it meets the skull.

If they don't stay up by themselves you can always add a small nail or screw underneath to hold them up.

Step 5: Finished Product

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Now you're all set, just add citronella oil and enjoy!


AndrewW2 (author)2015-03-28

So gonna do this for Halloween - using complete skeleton.

fusedmetal (author)2013-05-28

Where do I get the Tiki Torch for $0.99? thanks

jerickson788 (author)fusedmetal2013-05-28

I bought mine at Meijer

jerickson788 (author)fusedmetal2013-05-28

I bought mine at Meijer

steve o (author)2013-03-03

this was great thanks made four in like an hour

poofrabbit (author)2012-11-13

Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest!!! Can’t wait to see if you win! Good luck!

mrevelle (author)2012-10-22

How simple to do, and what a wonderful idea! Thanks!

Redwolf1125 (author)2012-10-14

I am going to make one for our yard!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fishammer (author)2012-10-07

This looks like a fantastic start to a great scarecrow!

Thisishersong (author)2012-09-30

This really is so fantastic! What a great ambiance for a Halloween party. I think I'll add twine ties to make it look like some scary island native cannibal constructed it. I watched too much Gilligan's Island as a kid I think.

Also you helped me so much by showing the price of the bones from Walgreens! I have seen that particular set around town for $20 and knew I could find bies cheaper. I never would have guessed there though!

kinderdm (author)2012-09-25

A good use for my old torches where the cheap bamboo is falling apart. shore it up with some ties or something and hide it all under the skull. Thanks for the inspiration and good work.

ortiz120485 (author)2012-09-25


Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-09-25

That's a wonderful Halloween decoration! Creepy and functional :)

l8nite (author)2012-09-23

this is a really cool idea ! Congratulations on your 1st "ible"

tjesse (author)2012-09-23

I will be doing this!

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