I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I have a thing for skulls.
In case you missed it, allow me to direct you to a few of my favourite
I even have a skull bog brush!
Just as well Beloved doesn’t have an aversion!
Another thing I’m rather partial to is a well-dressed wall and when it comes to decorating a blank space I like to fill it not only with pictures, but also 3-dimensional art – the whimsy of this Alice in Wonderland wall hanging, for example.
And if I can squeeze in a skull, I will!
But how does a skull obsessive satisfy her addiction throughout the year?
By planning ahead.
How to craft for year-round Halloween satisfaction
Maybe one day, the high street will understand how many of us will happily splash our cash on deliciously dark accessories all year round. Until then, we have to get creative.
During October, Halloween lovers scoop up as many spookalicious wares as we possibly can, before Christmas hits the shelves and such things are relegated to the stock room for another year.
As each year passes, I find myself buying up more and more items. Mache and Polystyrene forms are a total must for year-round creepy crafters, like these beauts from Hobbycraft. Look closely and you’ll spy the hanging skulls I used to make skull baubles for the Christmas Tree.
While I was in Hobbycraft, I also cleared their bins of their larger pieces. With a little paint and a DIY hook, they make brilliant wall skulls, like this grey ombré affair that graces the staircase gallery wall.
I love the way he looks like he’s nonchalantly sitting on top of the picture frame.
While in the bathroom, a blue wall skull with echoes of Ziggy Stardust covers an ugly electrical panel over the mirror.
These DIY wall skulls are super easy to make. All I do is lop off the back of the head with a serrated knife so it sits flush against the wall, then paint it up with acrylic paints.
A loop of craft wire held in place with a blob of glue and a little sellotape is a crude, but effective method for hanging them on the wall. Made from polystyrene, these skulls are as light as a feather, so it doesn’t need anything complicated and let’s face it… who’s going to see the back?!
So simple and yet so skullaliciously satisfying for the skull obsessive home lover or year-round Halloween fan.
A hui hou,