DIY Skull Planter

DIY Skull Planter @themerrythought
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.
DIY Skull Planter @themerrythought
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.
DIY Skull Planter @themerrythought
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.
DIY Skull Planter @themerrythought
What you need:

  • skull (I found mine at Michaels)
  • hack saw
  • sandpaper
  • plant
  • pencil

DIY Skull Planter @themerrythought
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).
DIY Skull Planter @themerrythought
DIY Skull Planter @themerrythought

– Manda

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  • Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 10:55 am

    Hannah - I really like this!! I’m not a big Halloween decoration person either.ReplyCancel

  • Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 11:53 am

    colleenpastoor - What a fun idea! I don’t do much for Halloween (and haven’t even thought about it this year) but I would definitely try this. I like that he’s smiling, not too creepy at all. If you had a trailing plant it would almost look like hair.ReplyCancel

  • Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 1:31 pm

    Deanna - This is adorable! I’m going to try it this weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 11:03 pm

    Veena - This a creepily cute 😛ReplyCancel

  • Friday, October 10, 2014 - 10:52 am

    Meghan - I think this might become a year-round planter. How awesome!ReplyCancel

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