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Crafting with Martha and Amy – Glittered Skeleton Parts

By craftyamy |

I’m pleased to be returning for a second installment of Crafting with Martha and Amy – the series in which I craft along with Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts for an entire year. It’s one project a week, and I’m still in Halloween mode so I chose glittered skeleton parts. This project was definitely a learning experience for me; for someone who isn’t “good” with glitter. You see, when I craft, I’m messy. I also changed the project around a bit from when I started. I do think that the end result turned out great, and I think Martha would be proud. To see the original inspiration and learn more about my process, continue through the jump!

glittered skelton parts

This is what I saw in the book that intrigued me. I really loved the specimen jar, the various colors of glitter and the skellie parts. My idea was to recreate it, but I didn’t have the green glitter or the skeleton parts. After a trip to Michaels, I was able to procure some smaller skeleton parts (heads and hands) in addition to a cool candle holder. It wasn’t a specimen jar, but I thought it might make a cool display.

The glittering was messy, but that’s more my problem than anything – as I said, I’m a messy crafter! The only thing I wasn’t happy with was my choice of lavender and dark purple glitter. Um, not a good color combination. I was trying to imitate Martha’s shades of green, so thinking back, I should have gone with either the green or even blue (that would have been interesting!). All in all, I’m happy with my project, and I like the mini bones. Take a peek at the slide show below for my complete tutorial and a detail shot of my finished glittered skeleton parts.

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Crafting with Martha Stewart - Glittered Skeleton Parts

Gather the Skellie Supplies

I used supplies (including bags of skeleton parts) purchased from Michaels. I also used Mod Podge, not shown.


About craftyamy



Amy Anderson is a crafty, DIY kind of girl who lives in Atlanta with her pug. She writes for Babble Home, and her work has appeared on Design Sponge as well as in Woman's Day and The Huffington Post. Read bio and latest posts → Read craftyamy's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “Crafting with Martha and Amy – Glittered Skeleton Parts

  1. Terri Ann says:

    After years of dance recitals my mom learned the key glitter trick. Hairspray. After you let the Mod Podged glitter dry hit the glittered objects with a coat or two of hair spray to stop the sparkle from spreading any further after you are done crafting. Less to no glitter on your hands when gluing the pieces together and way less droppage of glitter when you move your decorations around and pack them up. I usually use whatever hairspray I have around or if it’s a big glittered object I pick up some cheap-o hairspray at the dollar store (extra hold) and spray away.

  2. CREATIVE MIND says:

    This is so cute :) Amy you always come up with awesome creations & i believe a messy crafter is the most successful :) its cool to be messy!! haha ~
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  3. Heather - Dollar Store Crafts says:

    This is such a fun series. Can’t wait to see more!

    1. craftyamy says:

      Oh and you will . . . ;D

  4. Kat says:

    Amy, you outdid yourself! You must have made these with me in mind! Purple anything, especially glitter, mixed with skulls and skeleton parts are me! You did a cryptific job! (New word just for you!)

    1. craftyamy says:

      Thanks Kat – I’m gonna have to look up that word – or did you make it up? Either way I like it!! xo

  5. Barbara Heritage says:

    Way to improvise by putting the glittered skeleton parts on the cool candle stand! Great arrangement! Love.

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