Have you seen the viral Home Depot Skeleton? It’s been trending on the Internet over the past few weeks and has even been dubbed the scariest Halloween decoration in America, by Forbes magazine. For this year’s holiday season, he will be getting his own small line of toys, clothing, and costumes which will be sold at major retailers nationwide this November. How did this quirky skeleton go from becoming a joke to being one of the most popular Halloween trends in recent years?
Visit your local home improvement store.
The other day I was doing some errands in my local shopping district when I made a stop at Home Depot to buy a power drill. They had recently launched their 2022 holiday campaign, Home Depot Wants to Save You from Yourself, and as soon as I walked in the door, I was surrounded by a skeleton dressed up like an average American. She sported an orange tuft of hair, a blue cable knit sweater, and denim jeans tucked into green slip-on sneakers.
We looked eye to eye for just a moment before she continued her rounds of singing Christmas carols and shaking hands with everyone who came through the door. After coming face-to-face with this friendly mascot, I knew that this was going to be one of my favorite stops on my trip because I could feel myself being cheered up just by walking through the store doors.
Nothing says Merry Christmas and joyous holiday like the site of our skeletal remains, propped up against a Christmas tree and draped in fairy lights. The internet has been freaking out about the fad for months, so I finally decided to see what all the fuss was about. Armed with an order form from my local Home Depot (don’t tell them it’s for a creepy DIY project), I spent an afternoon assembling one myself. It took less than two hours and cost me less than $50! If you’re ready to make your own, here are some tips that might help.
Come together with friends or family and create something special out of it.
Bring your family or friends together to create a beautiful skeleton surprise! It will make for a great DIY project and show your loved ones you care. Let the holiday season serve as an opportunity to honor and celebrate those who have passed away with this creative display of their bones. For those of you who are feeling especially ambitious, use many different types of animals and different sized bones, such as bird skeletons on a smaller scale, horse skeletons on a larger scale, etc. Take photos of all the ways that people are using this trend by hashtagging #HomeDepotXmas.
Invite everyone over on Halloween night to celebrate its completion
When we set out to purchase our home for the first time, I knew it was important to decorate for all of the holidays. That being said, I never realized how expensive holiday decorations were until we started buying them. So when my husband showed me a video of someone making their own skeleton from a used pallet, cardboard, and spray paint at the dollar store – I knew it was the perfect DIY project! We had so much fun watching that person turn an old item into something new and beautiful with just a few supplies that cost less than $20. If you’re looking for some easy, last-minute DIY ideas for your upcoming festivities, this could be your answer!