I’ve been waiting and WAITING for these glitter skeleton skulls to come in at the dollar store so I could make some more ‘skulls on a stick’ for this year:
The aforementioned waiting has been to no avail. NO glitter skulls came in this year. sigh.
But I did find these hollow plastic skulls that I had stashed away last year, to so something similar with.
Since these skulls are a heavier, hollow plastic (as opposed to the others that were solid styrofoam) I couldn’t just ‘poke a stick in them’ as I had done previously. Plus, the ones from last year proved difficult to display. Had to put them in a bud vase, which worked ‘okay’ but they kind of tilted forward too much.
Keeping that ‘design flaw’ in mind, I searched through my stash to see what ELSE I could use as a stick that might ‘stand on it’s own’. Taper candle sticks should do the trick! And I just happened to have three of them already painted black! I glued the skulls to the candle holders with e6000.
I glued some light blue rhinestones in all the eye sockets; added some fluff and frills around the necks, and gave them each their own unique head dress. This one a mini black top hat. One with a little black pipe cleaner tiara. And the other with a tiara attached to a paper crown. (the silver plastic tiara I used was actually a HAIR COMB, that I broke the comb off of, and glued to the paper crown).
All three of these lovelies have gone to my space at Stars. Last time I checked, 2 of them had already sold.