Spooky Season is approaching, and I have 5 Grandin Road inspired/dupe Halloween DIYs for you, starting with these DIY SKull Pedastal Stands!
At Grandin Road, these babies cost $79.50 A PIECE! OUCH!! So I set out to make them for far less using Dollar Tree & Goodwill pieces. And not to toot my own horn or anything, but I think they turned out SO stinking cute!
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Skull Pedastal Stands – What You’ll Need:
- Two large candle holders (I suggest Goodwill!), one shorter & one taller
- Dollar Tree Styrofoam Skull heads (2)
- Acryclic Paint
- Black Spraypaint (I used Semi-Gloss)
- Small crow
- Small crown or flower (I grabbed a flower from the Dollar Tree)
- Hot Glue/ Glue Gun
- Gold Gilding & adhesive
- Spray Polyurethane
Skull Pedastal Stands – How To:
Step 1: Clean your candle holders with some soap and water and dry thoroughly. Next, spray paint your candle holders and let them dry.
Step 2: While your candle holders are drying, mix up your desired color of acrylic paint (I used another plastic skull head I had on hand for reference) and paint your styrofoam skull heads.
You could also use plastic skull heads in place of paintable ones, but I really enjoyed being able to customize the paintable version though!
Step 3: Once everything is dry, hot glue your skulls onto the top of your candle holders and allow to dry. Be sure to use a good amount of glue!
Step 4: Now, hot glue your crow onto the taller of your skull pedestal stands, and your crown or flower onto the other.
Step 5: Next, it’s time for the fun part – embellishments! I added some iridescent jewels to the skulls eyes to simulate the light-up look of the Grandin Road version. I also added some gold gilding to the skulls to elevate them a bit as well!
You can really customize your Skull Pedestal Stands here, so have fun!
Step 6: Spray your DIY Skull Pedestal Stands with some Spray Polyurethane (I used Satin but Semi-Gloss would be better here) to lock your gold gilding in place.
And voila! You not have 2 adorable (and light weight!) DIY Skull Pedestal Stands that didn’t cost you a fortune! They are so cute styled on a table, Halloween Bar, or open shelving.
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The best part? I was able to make BOTH of these for $16.83! I’d call that a MAJOR win! What do you think?
Until next time…