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Cute DIY Halloween Bone Garland Using Milk-Bone Dog Treats

Perfect for crafts, businesses, animal shelters or parties

Note: I’ve partnered with Milk-Bone to bring you this Halloween idea.

Check back tomorrow for a fun dog treat giveaway!

Do you decorate for Halloween? And do you make any of your decorations?

Let’s just say I don’t craft. I repeat: I do not craft.

I need someone there to hold my hand and tell me what to do and basically make whatever it is we’re making for me.

But, I did manage to make bone garland using Milk-Bone treats when the company suggested the idea. It even turned out fairly decent, so I’m guessing most of you could pull this off with even better results!

(If you do make the bone garland, send me a pic and I’ll add it to this post.)

Want to give it a try? It’s so easy, and I really enjoyed making these.

Milk-Bone garland

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A box of medium or large Milk-Bone biscuits. You could also try the small size, but they might crumble more easily.
  • Needle and thread (any color)
  • Push pin (Those colorful thumbtacks with longer ends)
  • Safety pin
  • Scissors
  • Thimble


Pick out 15 or so Milk-Bones.

For each Milk-Bone:

  • Push the push pin through the hole on the end of the biscuit. It won’t make it all the way through, so flip the biscuit over and use your best judgement to push the push pin through on that side as well.
  • Take your safety pin and use that to re-poke through the hole. This should make it all the way through the biscuit. Do this on both ends.
  • Use your needle and thread to either create little chain links between each biscuit or to thread all your biscuits together by stringing the thread behind each biscuit. I decided to create little links.

Halloween bone garland

There are probably a dozen other ways you could do this.

I’m sure the right type of nail or drill would work to create the holes through the biscuits, but I don’t craft and I’m no handy-woman, so the above method worked for me.

Hang your bone garland across a shelf, above a fireplace or anywhere else you’d like to decorate!

Beamer with Milk-Bone treats
The biscuits are pretty heavy for hanging, so I recommend hanging them on those little suctioned hooks or perhaps nails. I was able to make it work with tape.

If you’d like, you could even paint the Milk-Bones white prior to stringing them.

Of course, be mindful of the material you use just in case a sneaky dog or cat steals your garland and eats it (Beamer!).

I think the garland would look extra cute in a veterinarian’s office, at an animal shelter or at a kids’ Halloween party. Also seems like a fun craft idea for kids. Hey, if I can do it, they can! 🙂

Check back tomorrow for our fun giveaway from Milk-Bone!

Big Heart Pet Brands is the maker of Milk-Bone. You can find DIY Halloween projects, pet costume ideas and treat coupons at

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Barbara Rivers

Tuesday 27th of October 2015

That's a super cute idea for decorating!!


Tuesday 27th of October 2015

Cute and tasty idea.

Julia at Home on 129 Acres

Tuesday 27th of October 2015

You are so crafty! ;-) Way to go. I see many more home decor posts in your future. No?

Lindsay Stordahl

Tuesday 27th of October 2015

I could imagine you making something like this with Baxter! :)


Tuesday 27th of October 2015

That looks neat! (And yes, I couldn't stop thinking about your cats - such temptation, just within the reach, ha ha.)

Lindsay Stordahl

Tuesday 27th of October 2015

I know. They've been eyeing them. Beamer can't be left alone in that room!


Tuesday 27th of October 2015

Hahahaha! I'm not the only one who's crafted with Milk Bones before! My father-in-law gave us a big bag of the giant ones last Christmas. I think he parted out a box he'd got for his huge dogs. I ended up threading them with wire and hanging them from the tree like candy canes, then breaking them up and passing them out to mine and my dad's dogs while we opened presents. They probably would have been nicer if I'd tied some red ribbon around them first, but I'm not so crafty either.

Lindsay Stordahl

Tuesday 27th of October 2015

That actually sounds like a really cute idea, assuming the dogs don't take them right off the tree!