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Not so sweet, but still pretty cool.
This is a Halloween decoration recon I did this winter. I used a plastic light up skull, some glue on jewels, and puffy paint to create this masterpiece.

I used a Target Halloween decoration and some super cheap crafting supplies to make this.

Posted by Nix Sidhe from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States • Published See Nix Sidhe's 4 projects »
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  • How to decorate a skull. Puffy Paint Sugar Skull! - Step 1
    Step 1

    You start out with a plain gaudy Halloween decoration from Walmart or Target. I found this last year for 2$ and just knew it could become something special.

  • How to decorate a skull. Puffy Paint Sugar Skull! - Step 2
    Step 2

    At this point you'll want to look up some sugar skull designs you like, or sketch out your own. I suggest planning a little ahead since it can get messy if you have to keep wiping the paint away while you're drawing on the skull.

    Some sites that are good for designs...

    http://www.mexicansugarskull.com/mexicansugarskull/

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/1y2denoviembre/pool/

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/mexicanfolkart/pool/

    Plan out your design and then slow and steadily begin to lay out the image on the skull. I start from the eyes and work out.

  • How to decorate a skull. Puffy Paint Sugar Skull! - Step 3
    Step 3

    At this point you can use tweezers and craft glue to attach the jewels to the black felt eye sockets or leave them plain, which ever you prefer. I allowed this to dry for about 20 minutes before I tried to move it at all.

    It's simple, colorful, and a quick/fun project.

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kellbear
kellbear · 12 projects
I love thiss Happy
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MIHO
MIHO · 28 projects
WHOAAA PINK SKULLS!!
ME LOVE!
If I only had a skull D: I'd try this right away!
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stella.
stella. · Cleveland, Ohio, US · 1 project
That's fantastic! I have that same pink skull thing around here somewhere...It's getting dug up and sparkled!
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Kizzle
Kizzle · 3 projects
its so pretty! i want one...
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Beth
Beth
it totally reminds me of the damien hirst skull - this ones so much cooler coz its pink - rocking job!
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Arkolina
Arkolina · Dunstable, England, GB · 3 projects
Ack, I love this guy Happy
He's super awsome.
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serendipity_sarah
serendipity_sarah · Texas, Texas, US · 20 projects
Great sugar skull! I like the jeweled eyes!
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Mia
Mia · Atlanta, Georgia, US · 5 projects
I love it! I thought it was a mask at first lol. its very cool!
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Moe
Moe · 23 projects
so this is pretty much awesome...i want to make one now!!!
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
This is gorgeous, I love sugar skulls.
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