Design, DIY

the one with DIY sugar skull

Roaming the dollar tree – specifically the dollar tree where everything is actually a $1 – for holiday decorations is possibly my favorite thing about the holidays. That’s a vast exaggeration, but I do really enjoy it. The dollar tree always surprises me with their selection of super cute décor, and since everything is just $1 it’s easy on the wallet. That’s where I discovered these super cute plastic skulls, and I just had to pick up two of them. But they needed just a little something . . . something special . . . so I grabbed some paint around the house and created some DIY sugar skulls.



  • something in the shape of a skull for the base
  • assorted acrylic paints – white, black, and bright colors
  • brushes, q-tips, sponges to paint with


The how to:
Well, it’s really easy. You pick out your colors, and your design and you paint it. HA! I would recommend a color scheme . . . I chose teal, purple, gold, and red! If you’ve never painted a sugar skull before – like me – then I’d recommend keeping things simple. I chose to do a little design around the eyes, forehead, cheeks, and chin. If you really want to dress it up, add a flower to the top of the head! Husband says it’s too much so I chose to lay off 🙂

Do you have any DIY Halloween decorations going on this year?

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