No bones about it, this Halloween centerpiece is borderline awesome and creepy at the same time. There’s no witchcraft in how to create this unique piece of Halloween décor. A little spray paint in a pastel color palette can lighten up these otherwise eerie characters. Lay this collection down the center of a black cheesecloth covered table and you’ll be ready to lighten up your Witches Night Out Celebration!
This post was created, shot and written by Tara at Spot of Tea Designs. Don’t be frightened to visit her blog for more awesome DIY and party ideas.
DIY Ombre Pastel Skull Centerpiece Supplies
- Large Skulls
- Medium Skulls
- Spray paint – light pink, orange, mint and lavender
- Black cardstock
- Glue stick
- Hot Glue
- Clothespins (only used to hold a glued item as it dries)
- Witches Night Out Printable PDF
First, arrange your skulls on your table to determine the arrangement you’ll use on party day. Write down how many skulls of each kind you’ll paint in specific colors.
Next, lay your skulls down on a protected surface you don’t mind getting paint on. Apply light coats of spray paint on the items previously determined.
Tip: consider spraying some larger skulls with two colors for a blended effect when placed on the table.
While these are drying, create your mini paper witch hats for the skulls. First, print out the template of the circle brim and cone portions of the hat.
Fold the three tabs on the straight side of the cone inward and fold all the other tabs on the curved portion outwards.
Apply glue to each of the three tabs on the cone and curve to create a cone shape. Attach the tabs on the inside and use clothespins to hold this shape as it dries.
Next add glue to the top of the tabs on the bottom of the cone and slide the brim over the cone. Again, use clothespins to secure.
Lay your colorful skull arrangement on your table. Determine which skulls could use a little headwear and use hot glue to secure them on.
This colorful arrangement will be a welcomed sight at your Witches Night Out celebration.