DIY Gilded Skull Vase

All through my late 20’s, I typically shyed away from adorning my residence for Halloween as a result of the decorations I might discover have been–nicely–a bit cheesy and geared extra in the direction of youngsters than adults. Over the previous yr although, I’ve been noticing skulls displaying up in inside design as enjoyable, non-vacation, cheeky equipment, and am actually liking the development. So this yr, with Halloween simply across the nook, I’ve hopped on the cranium social gathering practice and created a cranium vase for my house.

DIY Gilded Skull Vase

What I really like about this undertaking, is it provides a spooky (but tasteful) contact, and it might actually keep in my front room all yr lengthy, (simply take away the pumpkins and place it on a stack of books) and it’s an reasonably priced venture. The styrofoam cranium was on sale at my craft retailer for $four.ninety nine!

DIY Gilded Gold Skull Vase

I used fake succulents that tuck proper into the highest of the cranium, so it’s tremendous straightforward to create and even simpler to take care of, as you gained’t want a inexperienced thumb to maintain the succulents wanting nice. The completed venture captures the essence of Halloween with out going over-the-prime cheesy. Right here’s the way it’s carried out!

DIY Gilded Skull Vase Succulent

DIY Gilded Skull Vase Closer

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DIY Gilded Skull Vase Materials


  • Styrofoam cranium (obtainable at craft shops)
  • Metallic gold spray paint
  • Serrated knife
  • Number of fake succulents
  • Scissors

DIY Gilded Skull Vase - Carve

Step 1. Carve a 1.5″ diameter gap about 2″ deep on the highest of styrofoam cranium with a serrated knife. This would be the spot the place the succulents will tuck into the cranium. Watch out to not reduce your self.

DIY Gilded Skull Vase - Spray Paint

Step 2. Apply a couple of coats of gold spray paint to the styrofoam cranium. Permit to dry between every coat, and ensure to work in a nicely ventilated space.

DIY Gilded Skull Vase - Arrange Plants

Step three. Organize succulents within the gap on the highest of the cranium. Trim stems to applicable shorter size, and poke the stem wires deeper into the styrofoam to safe into place. Use quite a lot of forms of succulents for added curiosity.

And that’s it. Easy as easy may be! Set out the cranium in your front room or workplace and luxuriate in.

DIY Gilded Skull Vase - Decorate

DIY Gilded Skull Vase - Centerpiece for Halloween

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