25th Oct2012

Halloween Jeweled Skull

by Dinah Wulf
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Skulls are one of my favorite Halloween decorations because they are so creepy.  The fake foam bag of bones  you can buy at any retail store are usually inexpensive and look realistic.  I was originally inspired by a skull I saw on Pinterest when I decided to do this project.  Naturally I didn’t want to spend any money, so I raided my craft closet and found some beads and plastic gems I could use.  Because I love Halloween so much, I have several skulls and chose one that appeared damaged from Halloweens past.  Here is how I made my Halloween Jeweled Skull.


  • Halloween skull decoration
  • Plastic Gems
  • Beads or old/unwanted necklace or jewelry
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Imagination

I honestly can’t remember why I may have put holes in the eyes of this skull (maybe for bugs? Light? No idea…) but I wanted to cover those up so I added some larger gems and plastic pearls to cover them.  I also took apart an old cheap plastic necklace that I never wear anymore and added a tear drop to the right eye.  I have to say, this project was so much fun and much easier than glittering them.

Here are some AFTER photos.  I may of gotten carried away a little bit! I am now addicted and may have to glam up some more skulls.  Maybe I’ll play with the bones.

These would be perfect for a pirate themed party or Pirates of the Caribbean themed party.  They remind me of a buried treasure.  Hope you try it out!



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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, a creative blog promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, Real Simple Lifestyler, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Angie's List, Fix.com, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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