I bought these skeleton hands for a completely different project but thought it would be hilarious to make hand hand dishes. Well, another hand hand dish. Then I thought skeleton keys would look pretty sweet hanging off the fingers which then led to these…. hand shelves? Hooks? Mounted hand dishes? If anyone has a better idea of what to call these let me know!
Whatever they’re called, they are perfect Halloween wall vignettes. I love the idea of using it as a dried flower vase or just showing off tiny pumpkins. And quite possibly a key holder for all of October if I can ever find a skeleton key…
Paint or stain your wood plaques. I used leftover chalk spray paint from last year’s Valentine’s Day candle with the idea of writing messages throughout the month or drawing different frames. I just love the finish of the paint too!
While those are drying, cut or sand down the wrists of the skeleton hands so they are perfectly even. The more even they are, the more flushed they’ll be with the plaque later.
Drill pilot holes through the plaques and the middle of each wrist bone using a drill bit 1 size smaller than your wood screws. Screw the hands on from the back.
To hang on the wall you can either install a basic picture framing kit or use the always reliable Command Strips. I’ve used the heavy duty ones for the sunglass shelf and for these DIY Halloween skeleton hand hooks and have not been disappointed. An hour after applying, these guys can hold tiny pumpkins! Which is the ultimate goal right?
Shoutout to our amazing wedding florist who made such perfect arrangements they look just as good dried 😉 . How would you style these helpfully handy hooks?