As All Hallow’s Eve approaches I am extremely excited about Halloween decorations! But man, they get pricey! So I did what comes natural to a crafter – found a way to decorate on budget. I will be showing you how I made this awesomely spooky skull candle holder. With some inexpensive supplies this do it yourself project is quick and easy to put together. Let’s get started!
- Three skulls – the ones shown were found at the Dollar Tree
- Terracotta plates – price will depend on the size you buy. Mine were less than $1 each because I got the smaller sized ones.
- Black spray paint – or regular paint with paint brushes, but note that I used spray paint to do mine
- Hot glue gun/glue sticks – you could probably use regular glue or super glue, but I used hot glue for mine
- A cloth or box that you can get paint on – I used an old cardboard box and placed my glued together project inside of it, but you can do what works best for you
- If using spray paint, a face mask is suggested
Step One: arranging the skulls
Now that you have your supplies together, take the skulls and figure out how you would like them arranged. As you can see, I had the middle skull face a different direction than the other two skulls.
Once you’ve figured out how you’d like to stack them, take one of the skulls and a terracotta plate and glue them together. (Please note: in the photo I had the terracotta plate right side up, I ended up pulling it off and flipping it over but I failed to take a new photo. The finished product photos show this change).
Proceed to glue each skull together – followed by the second terracotta plate being glued right side up on top of the last skull. At this point, the project probably looks a bit odd, but don’t worry! The paint will make the project complete!
One the glue is dry you can paint your project! I went outside with my project and a cardboard box I had been using for other painting projects and got to work. Because I was using spray paint I sat the project inside of the box and sprayed away! I would spray the side I could see and then back off for five or so minutes while it dried.
I walked away between sprays to get away from the paint fumes. It took a about 20-30 minutes to get the entire thing coated evenly with paint.
Once the paint is dried, you now have a spooky candle holder for your Halloween decor! Don’t have or use candles? No worries! I currently have a few cute trinkets sitting in mine! I just wouldn’t recommend using anything super heavy – a small candle or a few small, light trinkets would be best!
Once you’ve finished the project I’d love to see how yours turned out! Tag me on Instagram @the_littlest_liar or on Twitter @thedancingdish! Don’t forget to use #LittlestLiarDIY and #IGGPPC!