Tips and Tricks for Easy DIY Halloween Glittered Skulls
Beautiful glittered skulls can be found in a little boutiques and big retailers like Target. Even though they have become fairly inexpensive, it is fun to make your own custom Halloween glittered skulls. These skulls can be used year after year. In fact, we have used these for over 10 years now.
Consider using glitter in fun bright colors to fit your personality and your Halloween decor.
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- Foam Skull and bone Halloween Decorations
- Plastic Bugs
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brushes
- Martha Stewart Glitter
- Several Paper Plates
- Cooling Rack
This is an easy and fun Halloween craft that you can do with kids.
Tips and Tricks for Glittering Halloween Skulls and Bones
Here are a few tips and tricks to keep this glittery project from getting too messy.
Tip One: Use several paper plates. Use one plate for applying glue, and one plate for each color of glitter you use. Also have extra on the side just in case.
Tip Two: Use a cooling rack to set glittered bugs and bones on to dry.
Tip Three: You don’t have to glitter the parts that do not show. This will make it easier to hold as you glue and glitter. If you would like to glitter the entire piece, I suggest applying one side, allow it to dry completely, and then apply the second side.
Tip Four: Keep a damp paper towel near you at all times and wash your hands in between glittering with each color.
Tip Five: Keep an extra small paint brush on hand. You can use this one for touch ups.
Tip Six: The dollar store is a great place to find Halloween items to glitter.
Tip Seven: Wash and clean your paint brushes right away.
Here are a few pictures. Consider contrasting texture and color by not glittering the back of the skull.
More Halloween DIY Ideas
Check out more favorite DIY Halloween Projects:
- How to Make a Glittered Candy Corn Mason Jar Vase
- How to Decoupage a Fabric Pumpkin
- Spooky Halloween Apothecary Display
- How to Make a Metallic Spider Pumpkin
- How to Make an Eerie Halloween Wreath
- Glam Up Halloween Skulls with Glitter and Rhinestones
- Easy 15 Minute “BOO” Halloween Pumpkin Craft