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October 10, 2011

Glittered Skulls

As a kid growing up I had a bit of an odd family. 
I grew up watching my family build these elaborate Haunted Houses every October as an extra way of making money. 
I am talking ELABORATE!!! 
My family loved Halloween so much that they used to take us kids Trick Or Treating in the back of an actual hearse. 
So naturally I grew up loving scary movies, Halloween, and anything Halloween related. 
So much so that my husband and I have started a new tradition of throwing a Halloween Party every year (we are on our second year now) 
This year we are collaborating with our good friends in the hopes of making it bigger and better than ever. Yesterday, we did a lot of prepping and decorating of our house for the Festivities. 
I thought I would share one of the projects I worked on yesterday. 
Hope you like it!!

Glittered Skulls - 

What you'll need:

Cheap small skulls
Colored Glitter - Pumpkin/Orange, Green, Purple, Black
Tacky Glue
Paint brush
Sandwich Baggies
Paper towels
Glass jar or Apothecary Jar

First you'll need to place some paper towels or something underneath so you can catch the extra glitter. Because as we all know, glitter is the herpes of the crafting world. :)
I found these skulls at Walgreens (2 for $5.00) and bought the glitter from Hobby Lobby. 

I ended up using Modge Podge glue instead of Tacky Glue since I could not find the bottle.  I took a clean small painting brush and dipped it in the glue. 
I brushed on a generous coating, then placed the skull in the baggie of glitter. 
Shook vigorously to get good coverage, then placed on a paper plate to dry.

Now, I know these look more like Mardi Gras colors, but they also work wonderfully for Halloween. I found a clear glass jar that I had leftover from my wedding and placed them inside. 
Now I have a cute little center piece for a table or vignette.

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Pattie said...

Very innovative!
3 days ago I found out that Krylon has glitter spray paint!! If I wasn't so broke I would be all over it :D

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