How to Make a Bone Door Knocker
For this spooky setup, we turned fake bones into a clever Halloween door ornament
What better way to welcome your neighborhood's resident witches, ghouls, and goblins to your home than by tricking out your front door. For this spooky setup, we turned bones (fake, of course) into a knocker. To do it yourself, you'll need your own faux bones. But forget plastic; instead, look to anatomical-model companies for lifelike casts made from polyurethane or resin. Then just arm yourself with a drill/driver, some screws, and a can of black spray paint—and prepare to see some very surprised faces approach your walkway on Halloween.
Assemble the Bones
For the knocker, you'll need two replica vertebrae and a tibia (about $5 each and $20, respectively; The Bone Room). Place the smaller end of the tibia between the two vertebrae, as shown. Holding the arrangement securely, carefully drill a pilot hole (it should go through each vertebra and into the tibia) in each side.