Low on cash? Follow this simple yet spooky DIY to create this spine-chilling Halloween decoration now!
The countdown for the year's creepy festival, Halloween, has begun! And while most people have already purchased bone-chilling decorations others, like me are still looking for something a little pocket-friendly. So, if you're looking for a creative way to arrange a bunch of decorations which grants the desired spooky impact despite its price point, here's something. An Oregon-based artist and brewery owner, Beejay Oslon has come up with creepy sunflower skulls, which is simply badass.
Now, if you're willing to slave a little to have a good time on Halloween here's what you need for this simple DIY: 1. Human skulls (store-bought ones are preferred) 2. Superglue 3. Artificial sunflowers 4. Fake moss 5. Paint. Instead of going for an expensive quality of detailed skulls, just invest in cheap plastic ones that are sold in Dollar stores or any Halloween decor shop nearby. As for the flowers, makes sure that you buy sturdy ones that can easily hold the weight of the skulls i.e. if you're planning on displaying them like actual potted plants.
You can always give your own creative edge and replace the flowers with others like roses. That's the fun part about DIYs. It gives you the freedom to make your desired changes and even create something unique by taking inspiration from others. "I was inspired to start making my own Halloween decorations last year after finding a Facebook group called 'Halloween DIY Projects,'" revealed Beejay in an email to POPSUGAR. "The skull flowers themselves came to me when I was shopping all the after-Halloween sales . . . That night I started slicing up plastic skulls and knew they were going to be great."
Instead of spending money on decorations, Beejay started working on his special Halloween skeleton garden project. Sharing the amount he had to spend on this he said, "In all, the flowers pictured cost about $100 to make, but that's largely because the large sunflowers themselves were $15 a pop, which was already half off. You could easily do this at a smaller scale for a few bucks worth of dollar store finds." In addition to this, he also provided some helpful tips for those who willing to invest their time in creating these little babies.
"Collect a variety of sizes of skulls and flowers and see which will fit well together. Take your time with the prep work . . . I actually had to learn how to make a mold and cast the plastic for those skulls, which took a bunch of research and way more time than I had intended to spend on this, but in the end, I'm glad I didn't rush it." Take a closer look at the awesome sunflower skulls ahead," advised Beejay. Go ahead. Make your own sunflower skulls now!
Now, if you're too lazy to go through all that trouble, here's another alternative that you can purchase and it involves fire! A brand named Myard has created these fireproof skull that will make you forget your boring old firewood. These heavy-duty, steel enforced product was created with extreme detail which could easily make the onlooker mistake it for real ones. The impeccably realistic skulls are sure to turn heads or at least make them run away screaming. Each of these skulls are priced at $49.95 and you can buy as many as you want. Click here to buy.