The start of September means HALLOWEEN SEASON is here yasssssssss……. Those who love the holiday start celebrating early, and with the official release of this year’s Starbucks PSL, it means game on. So, it’s only fitting that my next bout of tutorials include skulls and other Halloween icons.
For this DIY skull succulent, I simply take a glass vase (find them at Michaels) and fill with a bit of silvery confetti streamers, then place in a mini succulent. A bit of spooky-chic realness for home, dorm or office.
This sugar skull dish was also from Michaels – they hooked it up this year, no? (Little lotus necklace and garnet tassel necklace by me, earrings not!) What’s great about succulents is that they are pretty low-maintenance, and don’t need a lot of watering. My suggestion is that when you go to water it, take it out of the skull, and let the water completely drain out before replacing. This way, you won’t get water pooling in the glass.
You can place your skull right on a windowsill or other bright area – they love sun (unlike me). Give him some friends by placing with other cacti or succulents, either in more skulls or the traditional terra cotta pots.
Step 1: Gather materials. You’ll need a small succulent or cactus (in its small plastic pot), a large skull vase (I got this one at Michaels for just $5! You can get some great Halloween decor at any craft store or Home Goods), silver streamers/filler (again, you can find this in different colors at any craft store) and scissors.
Step 2: Take your succulent out of its pot carefully! Measure how far it sits over the top of the skull…..
And cut the excess of the pot off.
Step 3: Place the succulent back in the pot. I lined the bottom of the pot with a few wood chips so that the dirt wouldn’t fall out….. You may have to remove some of the dirt to be able to fit the plant in this smaller pot.
Step 4: Place a handful of streamers into the bottom of the skull…
…and then place the pot in. Continue carefully adding streamers down around the sides of the pot to camouflage it inside the skull. I used a knife to help press the streamers down around the sides.
Very simple, no? These would also make great centerpieces for any Halloween-themed party (maybe use black streamers or other types of filler? Place in all different size skull vases?) but even look dope year-round. Great for college dorms or small spaces.
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