Hot damn, it’s already October!!!!!! I seriously cannot believe how fast September flew by! Yikes! I wish the fall season was just a bit longer. Or, that I could take off work for three months so I could get more fun fall activities in.
Maybe I could move away for a few months to a state that gets a full season change, or possibly live on a pumpkin patch and just take really pretty fall-themed photos all day, while sipping on this cashew pumpkin spice coffee! Then watch Hocus Pocus and/or Harry Potter every night.
A girl can dream, right?
Well, back in reality, I’m working to make the best of the season here in Las Vegas by sharing a stylish terrazzo skull project! This plaster skull was a $10 Michael’s score. I have a love-hate relationship with Michael’s fall inventory. I do love that it’s available early, so I can get a head start on blog work, but hate that I have to wait for the inevitable sale to really go all out shopping.
Regardless, I love that they sell unfinished pieces that can be DIY-ed into something stylishly spooky in just one crafter-noon.
Terrazzo is something I’m clearly loving right now. (I recently shared this fun DIY incense holder post using a clay terrazzo technique.) This skull was my first attempt at painting terrazzo, so I had to be a little more intentional and do some research on traditional terrazzo patterns. My fear was that my DIY skull would look like it caught some sort of colorful disease. Thankfully, there were lots of photos online I could muse from to create my own custom pattern.
Next was the color pallet decision: should I use traditional Halloween colors or mix it up? I decided to use both ideas, by adding a few shades of orange, a dark green, and a light purple.
Then, since I’m currently obsessed with rose and mustard shades, I tossed them in as well.
Finally, using Frida Kahlo as my inspiration, I gave my DIY Halloween skull decoration a succulent crown. This DIY skull decoration turned out just as I imagined, and is my favorite Halloween DIY thus far! Let’s get to making!
Supplies for DIY Halloween skull decoration:
Acrylic paint in a few different colors
3 small faux succulents
Step one: Begin painting the skull in small geometric shapes using different colors. Let dry.
Step two: Use the hot glue gun to adhere the succulents to create a crown.
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