So. I was wandering around in the Halloween section of a store recently and I saw these awesome little golden metal skulls and fell in love. And then I picked one up and it was insanely heavy and insanely expensive. So I put it back and pouted and moved on. And then a little farther down the aisle were these little styrofoam skulls for about two bucks each. And my DIY instincts kicked in and I was like Take THAT, suckers, and I decided to make myself some creepy/cool little gold skulls for a teeny fraction of the cost of the originals. And that, friends, makes my day.
- small styrofoam skulls like these
- liquid gilding
Make Time: 5 Minutes per Skull
Step 1: Brush off any dust or debris from your skull.
Step 2: Hold the skull by the eye sockets and paint all other areas gold. Then set the skull down on a dry spot to paint the eyes.
Step 3: Allow the skulls to dry thoroughly.
Bing bang boom! These are so easy and so cool and they’re adding a little bit of edgy fun to our Halloween decor this year. (I think my mom secretly hates them but you can’t please everyone right?!) And they’re the perfect substitute for those crazy expensive skulls I originally spotted to boot. I like that they’re on the smaller side, too, so it’s not like I’M A SKULL LOOK AT ME GAHHHHH. Because obviously, when you’re painting a fake cranium gold, you like to be subtle. 😉 Happy Halloween! xoxo
15 thoughts on “DIY Gold Skulls”
Utterly enjoyable!!! Thanks, doll!
They look so good. thanks for sharing.
Meg | Meghan Silva’s Blog
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Spooky gold, nothing better!
I love these skulls! Who knew Halloween could look so fabulous!
The gold skulls looks very well.??
Now you are ready for Halloween!?
Kity from http://www.thekityshoes.com
I usually don’t like skulls that much, but you decorated them in such a way that’s hard not to fall for them. Great idea for an upscale Halloween.
I was JUST thinking of doing the same thing. I love these!!! So much fun.
I will definitely do that soon! (very soon) :p