There is nothing like a sleek skull to bring the class to your Halloween decorations. This DIY skull planter is easy and inexpensive, you could have this spooky addition to your Halloween decor in minutes.
Skulls are my go-to symbol for Halloween decorations, they are easily identified as the spooky holiday and they look chicly creepy. A few weeks back I wrote about my Halloween Décor favorites, I included this skull planter that is so cool and I think would look good all year round. Although I want this so so bad, this year just wasn’t the year as my money went to other Halloweenie things but I still wanted to look. My solution was to make an inexpensive version that would give me the same vibe.
This DIY skull succulent planter is so easy to make. If you are looking for a last minute decor idea, this it is. I chose succulents because they are so easy to transplant, when the Halloween season is over I can move these succulents into another planter without the worry of killing the plant. As long as you water the succulents right after you transplant them and keep them moist for a couple days you are good to go.
What you will need:
- Hollow plastic skull
- Potting soil
- Black paint
Start by using a sharpie to draw a circle on top of the skull’s head, using the scissors cut out the circle and one of the eyes. My skull was from The Dollar Tree and it was very easy to cut into. Any skull will work just make sure it is hollow and easy to cut into. Once all the holes are cut out paint the skull black or a color you choose. When the paint is dry, place the succulent into the eye hole and then fill the skull with potting soil almost to the top. Plant the remaining succulents coming out of the top of the skull and fill in the gaps with potting soil. Water until moist and place in a well-lit area of your house.
This project takes minutes to make and adds a sophisticated spooky look to your decor. Plus, who doesn’t love succulents?! I encourage you to bring your personality to it with a different color, or placement of the succulents.
What DIY projects are you making this season? Let me know in the comments!