Monday, October 7, 2013

Crafty: Glitter Skull

When the holiday season rolls around I get so craft inspired.  Everything that I look at is inspiration and I get literal anxiety when I'm sitting at work because all I want to do is craft!  I actually found a t-shirt on Pinterest that sums up how I want my life to be:

I just want to drink coffee, create stuff, and sleep

But unfortunately that doesn't pay the bills.  Sigh.  

Anyway.  My boyfriend and I were at Target stalking all the Halloween stuff a couple weeks ago and they had these awesome drink mixes, but the bottles were these huge skulls.

These looked really neat on their own but I knew they could be something more, and I knew that something more would be super glittery.  I played around with it that night but I didn't love how it turned out.  It was the first time that I was using Pledge as my glitter adhesive so I thought maybe I had got the wrong kind.  It was sticking in very spotty and blotchy areas.  At first I was going to leave it because it kind of looked like mold which could work for Halloween, but the more I looked at it the more I hated it so I knew I needed to redo it.

This is what I ended up with and I'm so happy to have redone it because it looks SO much better!

Yep.  SO much better.  I used the Pledge FloorCare Multisurface and a couple different shades of green Martha Stewart glitter.  It worked like a dream this time, possibly because I washed the skull out a little bit better and let it dry as opposed to jumping right in.  I just poured the Pledge into the skull, swished it around for a while until I felt that the inside was evenly and thoroughly covered.  I poured out any excess Pledge left in the skull and then I poured a good amount of glitter and rotated the skull around to coat the inside!  I started with a darkish green, then used a turquoiseish color and then a lighter lime green color to give it a bit more of a multi-dimensional effect. 

I popped some black fake roses in there to give it a little extra something something (and to add some creepy credibility to my otherwise super cute Halloween decorations).

The skull cost $8.99 I believe, but I'm sure they'll probably be on clearance closer to Halloween!  And truthfully I think they're pretty cool for all year round.  I have another one hanging around and I'm debating if I want to do another Halloween type or if I want to try to make one for all year display.  Sometimes crafting decisions are the hardest decisions to make.

P.S. - On a random note, Macaroni is a fetcher by nature but she just started fetching straws like a dog fetches sticks and it is so adorable.  If I can catch it on camera I certainly will!  She gets camera shy.

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