Mr. Paper Bones is back—but now in the form of shrink film earrings! Isn’t he cute? If you’ve been crafting with us for a while, you may remember him from previous DIY projects. This mini version of Mr. Paper Bones makes cute Halloween decor. We’ve also decorated our door for Halloween with this jumbo-sized version of him. However, these skeleton earrings have been one of my favorite Halloween SVG cuts! Scroll down to see how we made him. And learn how you can make your own pair!
Crafting Is in Our Bones!
These skeleton earrings have great detail and are so simple to put together. We recommend using a Cricut if you have one because it will make it so much easier to cut these skeletons out of shrink film. Just download the SVG file below and make sure to cut on the “Acetate” setting. If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can download the PDF pattern and cut the skeleton pieces with scissors.
Using shrink film makes this craft wearable. We used clear matte shrink film for these skeleton earrings, but you could also use white shrink film. Or maybe another color would be fun? You could use different colors of jump rings, too. We used gold, but you could get black or orange jump rings. It’s up to you!
We’ll be making a skeleton shirt soon to go along with these skeleton earrings, so stay tuned for a more complete Halloween outfit! These earrings would also be cute with our bat wings headband. You could also wear them on their own if you want to dress up just a little bit for Halloween and not wear a full costume.
How do you plan on wearing your skeleton earrings? If you make Mr. Shrinky Bones earrings, we want to see them! Make sure to share your DIY pictures with us on Instagram using the hashtag #MadeWithLia.
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- Cutting Machine
- Needle-Nose Pliers
- Small Hole Punch (if cutting by hand)
- Shrink Film – Clear Matte
- Gold Jump Rings (22)
- Gold Earring Hooks (2)
- Cut shrink film on cutting machine. If using a Cricut, cut on the “Acetate” setting (always test a small piece first!).
- Bake shrink film according to package directions. Let cool completely.
- Attach all parts with gold jump rings and top of skeleton head to an earring hook.
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You can find more Halloween crafts on our site. And we’ll be sharing a bunch of new ideas over the next month, too! If you’re looking for easy Halloween DIY projects and ideas, make sure to follow us on your favorite social platform. You can find us on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
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Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
When saving a project should I save both the zip file and the opened file?
I do not save my zip files. I keep a folder with all the unzipped so I can find them easily.
I’m sorry I should read my comment before posting.
Is there a way to buy the file with out having to pay a monthly fee or yearly fee? Being as I only want to make the skeleton earring for myself as a personal use. Thanks.
Hi Jane, we don’t have the capability to sell single downloads at this time. You can always purchase a monthly membership and cancel after you have downloaded the files you want. Chances are good you’ll find a few more projects to make 😉
I’m in love with this design. Is it possible to use it on Silhouette? When I load it and ready to cut it shows a bunch of red squiggle lines it wants to cut like scratches all over. I can’t seem to erase or anything. I’m wanting to use these as part of my invitation to our halloween party by putting these guys in paper coffins to hand deliver.
Hi! Unfortunately we aren’t Silhouette experts but I would highly recommend joining our Member Make group on Facebook and asking there! We have quite a few Silhouette users who help each other out.
I am having a really hard time getting the cut to go through all the way. I am using acetate setting with more pressure. Cut 2x but still not cutting all the way. Any other suggestions?
You might want to try a new blade if you haven’t replaced recently. You can also cut it more than once– so when it’s done cutting the first time, don’t unload the mat and hit the flashing Cricut logo light on the machine so it will cut again in the same place.
Hi Lia, I was wondering what size you made yours?
The PDF Template and the SVG File provided in the post is the size we made our earrings. 🙂
Hi Lia, I have an old Circut Air. I dont think I have an “Acetate” setting. Can I use another setting to cut? Cardboard setting?
Thank you for your help. Love your website.
You should be able to customize the setting to work for thick plastic– definitely try a test cut first! https://help.cricut.com/help/cricut-explore-materials-settings
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creations and ideas. I had lost my crafting mojo for a while but thanks to you it has returned with gusto! Keep up the good work. X
I’m so happy for you Marlene! Be sure to share your creations with us 🙂
It’s so cute!