Tuesday, October 13, 2015

HAPPY SKULLOWEEN! 5 Skull DIYs

It's officially SKULLOWEEN and I'm going nuts making all different kinds of skulls to decorate my house for Halloween!  Today I'm sharing 5 of my favorites.  BTW, most of these skulls I got at the 99c store and used them as a canvas for some of my favorite techniques.  Have fun and, if you have a moment, let me know which one of these is your favorite!  I'd love to hear from you.
xoxo, Mark
1. SUGAR SKULL VASE
The perfect little vase!
2. COACHELLA SKULL!
So BOHO, don't you think?
3. PLANTER SKULL!  
Why not fill it with succulents or cactus!
4. TATTOO SKULL
Try this with all kinds of images!
5. SKULL CANDLE HOLDER
Nothing says elegant dinner party like skull candle holders!
See how I made them here!
1. SUGAR SKULL VASE
Cut a hole in the top of your plastic skull
Paint it black with Americana Acrylic paint
When dry, paint designs with white Americana Acrylic
Decorate with Allure Dimensional Design Adhesive Paint (puff paint)
Fill with flowers

2. COACHELLA SKULL
Cut and arrange faux flowers to create a headband
Starting in the center, glue it around the forehead of the skull
Add extra leaves and petals to fill it in
3. PLANTER SKULL
Cut a large hole in the top of your skull
Paint the entire skull white with Americana Decor Chalky Finish
When dry, coat it with Americana Decor Crème Wax 
*Immediately wipe most of it away with a wet cloth
Fill with potting soil and succulents or catcus
4. TATTOO SKULL
Print and cut butterflies and flowers
Cut small slits on the edges so that the images adhere flat to the curved surfaces
Using Americana Decou-page, apply the images to the skull until it's completely covered
5. SKULL CANDLE HOLDER
Glue a small metal candle holder to the top of a plastic skull
*You can use a copper coupling piece for this from any hardware store
Paint the skull with black Americana Acrylic paint
Add a precision top to the top of the paint bottle
Drip the red paint from the top to create faux blood
HAPPY SKULLOWEEN!

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