Okay – so I’m not a huge fan of Halloween. I really don’t decorate too much – except with a general fall theme that lasts from September through November. If I didn’t worry about getting my house egged – I probably wouldn’t hand out candy. I would rather just enjoy it for myself – especially since my kids are too old for trick-or-treating or dressing up. Seems like kids barely even dress up anymore & just sort of walk around asking for candy – especially the ones that are too old to be doing it in the first place. So it’s sort of lost it’s luster for me. BUUUUUUUTTTTT – that being said, I have a HUGE LOVE for sugar skulls. Just in general- all year long. I even created a beachy/photographer themed one for one of my tattoos. Halloween allows me to really have fun with them beyond what I can normally get away with. So I decided to create this Sugar Skull Wreath which I am soooooo loving.
I took a regular grapevine wreath & spray painted it cream. Then I had a bunch of flowers tucked away in a box from when our house decor was in the deep reds & rich tones – like 2 houses ago. I left the velvet ones alone because they were a deeper red & then took the bright red ones & gave them a little spritz with some metallic spray paint.
Then I just started attaching the flowers to the wreath with hot glue. Then I painted my skull. I had actually picked up a couple different skulls when I found them at Michael’s a few months ago while I was doing a canvas stock up trip. I was so thrilled to find them & even more thrilled when I thought of this way to use one.
Once the skull was dry, I glued it on. Then it wouldn’t be a proper sugar skull if it didn’t have a flower adorning it’s head – so I saved one perfect flower for that side. It was super easy. I think I started the project around 2 in the afternoon & I was totally done by 4 – paint drying time included. Not too bad.
Now I just have to find a way to use all my other skulls year round.
I can’t seem to get enough of them.
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A fun mix of fall and Halloween!
That is absolutely brilliant
Ida P. Krause says
Your wreath is very pretty and not at all scary.
Fun! I didn’t know those were called sugar skulls. I’ve noticed them, but just thought they were fancy. LOL
Navy Wifey Peters says
Beautiful! I love the sugar skull and the flowers! Pinned!
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I LOVE this idea of using the sugar skull so creative!
Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods says
Awesomely spooky wreath! Too cool!
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What an awesome wreath Gina…I love it!! Halloween is actually one of my favorites. I love seeing the little kid’s costumes, and watching all of the terrified kids standing on the sidewalk too scared to walk up to my door, lol. Yep, I’m the person with all of the scary decorations that scare the crap out of the kids!