Love the PB Skull Vases but not the price? Are you bummed you missed out on them and they're no longer available? No worries!! We're going to make our own! Read on and you'll be displaying these fantastic vases in no time!
All supplies were purchased at Michaels and cost a grand total of $13!! (I had the spray paint on hand but I'm including the Michaels price for the same spray paint I used)
First a look at Pottery Barns version:
These are no longer available on their website but that's okay because we're about to make our own!!
At a fraction of the price too!
Now a little look at my version:
Ready to make your own??
First let's take a look at what you'll need
2 glass vases are on sale this week at Michaels for 2.99 each
2 styrofoam skulls are $1.04 ($1.49 + 30% off)
Krylon spray paint is on sale for $4.99 this week at Michaels. (I thought I'd like more of a tonal color and tried 2 different colors but the final coat was all Ivory as I just liked it better)
If you're lucky and your Michaels happens to be right next door to a Home Depot, Lowes or Walmart you might want to run in and get the paint from one of those stores as they run about a $1 cheaper.
Okay so we've got all we'll need (oops forgot the glue!!) Use what you have on hand, that's what I did and why I forgot it, sorry!
Take the glass vases and give them a quick, light coat of spray paint
This was the greyish color and I just didn't love it but that was okay because it's just a base coat :)
Let the vases dry.
While they're drying, grab a knife to cut the face off of each skull (that sentence just sounds really really wrong LOL)
You'll end up with 2 creepy faces staring at you...
Now an extra little step I took that I'm not sure made one iota of a difference, was to sort of scoop some of the styrofoam out of the center of the face like so:
After your vases have completely dried, (or if you're impatient like me, *mostly* dry) grab your glue to attach the foam skulls to the vases.
Allow the glue to dry
Almost DONE and it's been so easy thus far. Guess what? The last step is just as easy!
Bring the vases back out to your painting area and give them another light coat. That's it!
You now have your very own skull vases for a fraction of the cost and all the satisfaction of making them with your super savvy DIY skills. Go on with your bad self :)
See that blob in the left skull eye? That's where I scooped out just a little too much foam and the glue poured out. No biggie, I think he looks just a little creepier that way. He's our very own 'One Eyed Willy' We may or may not be "Goonies" fans in this house ;)
They certainly steal the show and I just love how they turned out!
I debated with myself about adding some depth with a brown or black paint watered down and dabbed on but decided to leave them as is. For now.
I hope this tutorial was helpful
Remember you can always keep costs even lower by using a paint you have on hand or vase/ceramics you already own.
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