I was a bit late getting my festive shit together this year, but I couldn’t let Yuletide pass by without a little make or seven and I’m really pleased with the way these Skull Christmas decorations turned out.
Here at OneandSeventy, Skulls really are for life and with so many lurking around the house, it was only a matter of time before they appeared on our Christmas tree.
Alternative Christmas decorations aren’t easy to come by but luckily, Beloved had the forethought to suggest picking up a load of hanging skulls at Halloween.
He’s a keeper.
It was also his idea to use Morrison’s plastic Halloween skulls as fillers.
He’s a bloody genius!
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Simple DIY Festive Skull Wreath
After finally getting this year’s Chrissy dex up, I turned my attention to making some skullalicious adornments. First up, a simple skull wreath for over the living room mantel.
Clearly, it’ll have to move elsewhere for the Winter Solstice celebrations, or it’ll go up like a Roman Candle when I light the Yule Log! But this was SUCH a simple make.
It’s just a green-flocked wreath that I picked up for a quid from Tiger, some festive greenery I foraged from an old broken Christmas decoration and a mini polystyrene skull from Amazon that I painted white.
And it goes so well with the skull vases I made using the same mini skulls. You may recognise them as the ones I also used on the DIY Skull Lamp.
Gotta love Amazon.
Jewelled Skull Baubles
As much as I do (love Amazon, that is) the jewelled skull baubles were made with hanging skulls from Hobbycraft. At 8.5cm, they’re larger than the mini version, but they come complete with gold string and are the perfect size for a large Christmas Tree.
I get bored making the same thing over again so instead, I went for different designs that made each bauble entirely unique.
With echoes of THOSE jewelled skulls, I used a combination of clear and coloured gems on the faces.
Although each one is different, I like the way they look together.
They make an attractive set of skull Christmas ornaments.
I couldn’t wait to hang them and I think you’ll agree, they’re a fun and skullalicious addition to an alternative Christmas Tree.
What do you think? Are you a skull obsessive? Perhaps you’d like some stylish skull baubles for your tree? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Drop me a comment below to let me know or as always, drop by Facebook or Instagram for a chat.
A hui hou,
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