I love pouring through the online “page” of Pottery Barn and ogling over their holiday décor… so many beautiful vignettes and stunning cozy spaces. Last year I spotted this beautiful Mercury Glass Skull and I knew I wanted to give it a DIY try.
To make this you will need:
A plastic skull (mine is from the Dollar Tree)
- Spray Paint in black and silver (or you could do gold)
- Vinegar and Water (50/50 mix) in a spray bottle
- Paper towels
Here is my little friend skully-skull before his transformation. A good prop for Halloween décor but looking like he had just arrived home from a dollar store (which he had).
I started by giving him a thorough coat of Flat Black Krylon Spray Paint:
Once the base coat was totally dry I moved on to part two.
The next part of the process is really hard to photograph because you have to work super quickly, so here is the verbal run down:
– set your spray bottle so that it sends out beads of vinegar/water spray and not just a fine mist
– spray the skull with your vinegar/water mix -you want the vinegar/water to look beady
-immediately spray paint the silver over-top of the vinegar/water mixture
– immediately again spray the vinegar/water mixture onto the silver spray to remove some of it in a beaded fashion
Ta-da! Let it dry- you can wipe it off with the paper towels – and you now have a customized skull that looks much more expensive than the dollar store fella you began with.
Thinking of heading to the dollar store to pick up your own plastic skull?
Check out what my cohosts are sharing today…
Mason Jar Luminaries at Just a Girl and Her Blog / Halloween Cabinet Door Wreath at Confessions of a Serial DIY-er / Dollar Store Skull Transformation – you are here! / A Ghostly Halloween Tree at House by Hoff / Fall Pallet Flowers at The Hankful House
Have you gotten into fall decorating? Any Halloween crafts on the go?