Sunday, 22 October 2017

DIY Halloween | Glitter Skull Candle Holders

It's been quite a while since glitter has made an appearance on the blog - what better DIY to change that with than these sparkly glitter skull candle holders?


Skulls | Silver Glitter | Mod Podge | Glue Brush | Battery Tealights | Craft Knife


Luckily, if you feel Halloween is racing towards you and you're running out of time, these home decor additions don't take an more than 30 minutes to make.
Start by trimming the hanging loop from the top and using one of the tealights to mark the skull and act as a guide:
Begin removing sections of the polystyrene with the craft knife, using the tealight to continue marking as each section is removed:
As the skull sits at an angle, but the tealight wants to sit flat, keep using it to check the depth required at the front and back of the skull to ensure it can sit neatly and securely:
Once you are happy with the holder created, you can move swiftly on to the best part - glitter!
Cover the top of the skull in mod podge and then sprinkle the glitter generously over the top, leave to settle and set for a few minutes, before shaking off the excess, gathering up the glitter and repeating the process to cover the bottom:
Once covered and completely dry, you can protect your skulls with hairspray, spray glue, or more mod podge [but be aware that in some cases, this can dull the glitter]:
Add your tealights and it really is as simple and quick as that:
Display as part of your usual decor:

...or as an addition to any other halloween-themed decorations:
As always - safety first! Never use a real candle in or near these polystyrene holders. Seriously [and even more seriously if you used the hairspray as a glitter setting option]

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