Dollar Store Skull Pedestals

I am loving that the “theme” this year for Halloween really emphasizes skulls!  They can be cute or they can be really ghoulish so it appeals to both sides of Halloween decorators!  In our house we tend to decorate more fun and festive versus spooky and scary!  The reason I say the “theme” is skulls is because they line all the shelves at retail stores!  Target & Michaels are full of skull candles, skull cups & plates, skulls that glow, skulls that talk, skulls in small, medium & large!

Dollar Store Skull Pedestals

I found these cute guys while out shopping but at $14.99 EACH, there was no way I was willing to spend that…even with a coupon!


But what I did find are these skulls and candle sticks at Dollar Tree for obviously $1 each.

Skull Pedestal Parts

I used some Martha Stewart Glass Paint in Black Metallic to paint the candle sticks black (2 coats).  I then thought about spray painting the skulls silver and filling in the eyes, nose & mouth black like the first ones above, but I really liked the way they looked as is!  A little hot glue held them in place, easy as that!

So for $2 a piece I get these guys!  I think my $4 total  spending for my 2 skull pedestals was well worth it!  Definitely better than $30 for two of the originals above!

DIY Haunted House Canvas Square


They flank my Haunted House Canvas Art perfectly!  Stay tuned for my Halloween Mantle!  It’s coming up!  I am getting it all together!

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  1. I saw the same ones and fell in love with them! But i also wasnt willing to pay that amount. I love your idea! And the price is much better!

  2. Saw these over at Get Your Craft On! Creepy and cheap! Love it! May just need to check out our local Dollar Tree to whip these up for my Halloween Decorations!
    Thanks for a great idea!

  3. I made these, thanks for the idea! I just spray painted mine with the cheap .99 paint at Lowes. It took literally a few seconds to paint and it looks great!

  4. Creepy. My weekly linky party–One Creative Weekend–has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit “One Creative Weekend” on OneCreativeMommy.com (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.) There are two categories—one for Halloween and one for everything else.

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