Wednesday, October 2, 2013

DIY Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Craft

I like Halloween but,

I love Day of the Dead!

...the celebration, the colors, the vibrancy...

I especially love all the colors and detail of those
little sugar candy skulls.

Soooo, I had to craft one.

I found these little paper mache skulls at Michael's. I painted
mine white.

Once dry, I got to work on drawing out my pattern.

 Next I traced my lines with glue.

Then I began to lay out my twine as if I was piping royal icing.

So much fun! I couldn't think of a better product to use for this project.
SERIOUSLY!! The best colors!!

When I was done with twining the skull I add a
lovely fine glitter. Very realistic sugar! Don't ya think!?

Here is a view of the front and back.

After the glitter dried I cut a whole in the bottom of the skull.

Just large enough to fit one of those battery operated tea lights.

I pained and glittered the inside of the skull too.

I loved making this Day of the Dead sugar skull!
It was a nice departure from Halloween crafting.


Paper Mache skull
White paint
Craft glue
Paint brushes
Craft knife
Super fine glitter
Divine Twine