DIY Gold Skull Vase

If you ask anyone under the age of ten, Halloween is mostly about the candy, which is why last week we made the DIY Coffin Piñata. But if you ask me, Halloween is about decorating your house with creepy rats, snakes, skulls, and everything that is usually frowned upon as appropriate decor all year round. I love todays project because it’s simple, easy, and a little spooky all in one.

Skulls have been trendy for a while, but I never felt like I was truly bad-ass enough to have them adorning my house all year long. They’re the original symbol of scary, hardcore, and of course Halloween. What I love about this time of year is that it gives me an excuse to decorate the house with skulls everywhere, so I get to feel hardcore…even if I’m a mom who secretly enjoys watching Disney movies more than my child.



1. Spray Paint Your Skull 

This is pretty self explanatory. Go outside with your spray paint in one hand, and your skull in the other. Then watch this cheap plastic skull transform into a gloriously fancy bad ass skull…o gold spray paint how I’ve missed you.

Make sure to do light coats of paint or else your skull will always be tacky to touch. I found that my skull only needed 2 coats of paint.

2. Drill Into Your Skull

Drill or cut a hole on the top of the skull….this really is an easy project.

3.Add Your Flowers

Find some flowers and fill your skull. If you drill your hole large enough, you could place a cup full of water in your skull and add real flowers. I used fake black, purple, and red flowers because I usually forget about them, then they just die and start to rot (not the spooky halloween Im going for). I also used the fake flowers so I can put this whole piece away after halloween, then next year I can bring it back up and be ready to go.

I love how this project turned out, mostly because I am such a huge fan of turning boring objects into shiny treasures! To see more of my gold inspired projects you can check out Gold Animal GarlandGold Flamingo Ring Toss, or Gold Tree Stumps.

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