I’m not a huge fan of Halloween decorations….I keep the decorations minimal and fall themed, so they’ll be up through Thanksgiving. But my boys just keep getting more and more excited about Halloween decor, and I’ll admit, I’m a sucker for making those boys happy. So I’ve been trying to find a few Halloween decorations that I don’t mind too much having around the house. Back in the spring, I saw some skull planters and thought something like that would be okay for Halloween (and obviously all year – I saw them in the spring!), and then a month ago while browsing in Michaels, I saw the variety of skulls they had and thought they’d be perfect for making a planter out of.
This is such a simple and quick DIY to make…a few minutes, a few supplies and you have a new planter! I think this most appealed to me because of my recent love of plants! A new planter meant a new plant or two to buy! I know skulls and skeletons might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I think they’re fun (the grinning ones are my fav) and my boys think “pirate’s heads” are so cool! One of their favorite activities over the summer was to go for walks in the woods and look for animal bones…oh boys! They were so excited to have this new planter in our house.
I decided to go with the resin skull because I’m usually a messy plant waterer – so I wanted to be sure that
if when I spilled water on it, it would hold up. But Michaels also has cardboard and styrofoam skulls, so if you’re looking for something that might be a little easier to cut through, you can try one of those. We used a hack saw to cut this and it was pretty easy, but the other ones would probably cut easily with just a knife.
What you need:
- skull (I found mine at Michaels)
- hack saw
How to do it:
Draw a circle on the top of the skull where you will cut – be sure to measure the width of the pot your plant is in so that it fits in the hole. Carefully saw off the top of the skull using the hack saw. Sand down any rough edges. Slide your plant into the hole and you’re done! (I also slid a piece of black paper behind the openings of the eyes and nose so that it blocked the view of the pot).