I was excited to find these skull lights at the Dollar Tree for, you guessed it, a dollar!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Skull lights from the Dollar Tree
white spray paint
black acrylic craft paint and fine brush
sharpie markers, fine tip and regular
acrylic sealer (optional)
Start by spraying your skulls white, these were kind of transparent and they looked cheap, adding the with paint made them look nicer and allowed the lights to still be seen flashing.
Next I used the fine tipped sharpie marker to draw designs onto the skulls. It was a little tricky, these skulls are very angular and there is not a lot of flat surface for elaborate designs, so keep it simple and use geometric shapes. After I had the outline drawn I went back with the regular tipped sharpie and filled in some of the areas. The good news is if you mess up or don’t like the design you can always repaint it white!
Once you have finished your designs you can seal the skulls with a light spray of acrylic sealant, I did not, but I don’t expect these to get a lot of wear or to be handled a lot. As you can see, you can get a variety of different looks, my favorite is the one on the far right.
This project was inspired by this project from the Crafty Chica. Sadly I have not been able to find them in the last couple of years. This year target did have some similar ones, but they were to cartoonish and silly for my tastes.