I love anything that is skull related. Whether it’s a sugar skulls or a creepy skull, I’m just a creepy skull aficionado.
The second that I laid my eyes on these plastic skeleton skulls at my local dollar store, I just knew that I was going to turn them into something incredible for the backyard. A couple of coats of copper spray paint on this one dollar spiderweb basket and “voilà!” you’ve got a Webbed Basket of Cemetery Skulls!
Most Halloween decorations can be quite expensive. Just going to your local Target or Walmart and shopping around filling up your cart can lead to a splurge of an arm and a leg, pun intended. It’s truly unnecessary to spend so much when you can spookify your home by following this simple DIY Webbed Basket of Cemetery Skulls with just a couple bucks and a few minutes to spare.
I usually have a large plastic bag in my craft closet filled up with air plants from all over the world. It might seem silly to some, but; I like to collect air plants from my world travels with my wife} to use for my arts and crafts. Just so happens that I used my last batch of them for our Tuscan Winter Wedding last year and I haven’t brought home any since. If you have access to some locally, this will really give your Webbed Basket of Cemetery Skulls the deadly graveyard vibe you might be seeking.
Rest In Peace this Halloween, my lovelies, and don’t forget to check out all my other highly visited creepy crawly posts [recipes & tutorials] for the scariest time of the year!
Webbed Basket of Cemetery Skulls
Spookify your home by following this simple DIY Webbed Basket of Cemetery Skulls for the deadly graveyard vibe you might be seeking.
Prep time: 15 mins
Work time: 30 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Makes: 1 basket
Place basket in the box upside down. Spray with copper paint at all angles. Allow to dry for 15 minutes. Flip and repeat. If needed, paint an extra coat and allow to dry. Skip this step all together if you want to keep your basket the original color.
Once your basket is dry, place both skulls inside facing opposite sides. In the empty spaces, add moss rocks and/or airplants.
Place outdoors to decorate your patio or porch for Halloween.
This was purchased at Dollar Tree and came in three main colors: purple, orange and black (I bought orange since the color of spray paint I chose was copper). Black can easily go well with chalkboard paint, purple with silver or red and orange with copper or gold.