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Halloween Skull Art

September 29, 2021

You might have extra cobwebs, fake cemeteries, and creepy jack-o-lanterns displayed OUTSIDE your home this October, but the spooky season calls for Halloween décor inside AND out!  Get inspired on one way to make your basic plastic skull a little more fancy with a non-traditional Halloween color palette, shiny gems, and a floral crown. The sleek black façade of our Whittaker frame is a perfect way to contain up this unique piece of pastel Halloween décor which can be placed on a shelf or hung in an entryway of your home. 

Halloween Skull Art Supplies


  • Frame (We used our Whittaker) 
  • Patterned paper
  • Plastic Skull
  • Spray Paint – Ballet Slipper Pink
  • Artificial Flowers
  • Pearls
  • Rhinestone gems
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Gem Tac adhesive
  • Fake spiderwebs

Halloween Skull Art Backer

First, find a saw and cut the back half of the skull off so you have a flush surface to adhere it to the frame background.

Next, give your boney friend a few layers of pink spray paint and allow it to dry thoroughly.

Remove the backer of the frame and adhere the patterned paper onto the surface.

Halloween Skull Art Step

Adhere your skull onto the backer.

Adhere artificial flowers, leaves, and pearls using hot glue. Add a spider over the eye for a creepy effect! Tip: it’s the best to time add black flowers that are pretty sad any other time of the day!

Halloween Skull Art Gems

Add gems onto the forehead in strategic spots.

Halloween Skull Art Final

Halloween Skull Art DIY

Add the backer into the frame and stretch fake spiderwebs across the corners and front view. Adhere additional spiders or florals to the backer.

DIY Halloween Skull Art

If desired, style with additional skulls on a shelf space to really kick up the spooky factor!

DIY Halloween Skull Art Pinterest

About The Author

Tara Nehil Headshot Tara Nehil is author of, a lifestyle blog sharing home décor, crafts, party inspiration and parenting lessons learned the hard way. Her graphic design background is evident in the home she lives in and styles with her husband of 8 years and 2 young daughters. Follow her creative journey for photo tutorials, printables, budget-friendly decorating tips and ways to celebrate occasions big and small.