diy skull pedestal stands

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!

grandin road skull pedastal stand DIY dupe
Here’s my Grandin Road inspo!

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Skull Pedastal Stands – What You’ll Need:

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.


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…

DIY Grandin Road Dupe Skull Pedestal Stands for under $20

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