Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Glitterized Skull

While at the Dollar Store the other day I came across a plastic skull.  I am not much for the realistic, scary Halloween decorations but thought I would give this standard spooky skull my own spin.  I gathered up my Mod Podge, a foam brush, and black and purple fine glitter and got to work.  

I apologize for the lack of before pictures but I thought it would be a fun project to do with my almost 3 year old.  Not sure what I was thinking..Mod Podge, glitter and a 3 year old..not my smartest idea.  I had him help with the first coat but I finished it up during his nap.

I applied a layer of Mod Podge to the upper part of the skull and poured the glitter on top.  I repeated this until the whole skull was covered.  After the initial coat I had to go back a few times and go over the sparse areas.  Wait for the Mod Podge to dry between layers!  Seems obvious but I was impatient and learned the hard way.  

I am loving the way it looks.  

We had some old mini wine glass candles that I put around it and placed it in the front entry way.

My little guy admiring our work.  He likes to call the skull "Spooky, Spooky."  I think I will be glittering more things in the future!


  1. Creepy!! Nice work and love the picture through the mirror!! I think he is going to have nightmare tonight!!

    1. Thanks! Luckily there were no nightmares. The picture does look he is worshiping the skull.