Inspired by Halloween, I have an EASY CANDY SKULL EARRING TUTORIAL that will please the most serious Trick-or-Treaters, not so serious, and everyone in between!
My husband hates Halloween. I suppose hate is a strong word, let’s just say, he STRONGLY dislikes Halloween. Incidentally, most of his family feels the same; according to my charming better half, it made sense to “buy the candy for cheap the next day” than to spend an evening knocking on doors and spend money on costumes they would never wear again. Me on the other hand, I love it. I am committed to the dressing up and pushing my 4 kids door to door to each home in my neighborhood, beaming with pride that even the tiniest member of my crew can confidently shout out “Trick-or-Treat”, “Thank you”, and “Have a Happy Halloween” to each house we get to terrorize for the evening.
So while I was brainstorming this month’s post, I thought about creating a cool and festive DIY that could please the spookiest of celebrators and the less enthused. That’s when candy skulls came into the picture. I swear they are so trendy nowadays, they are practically everywhere and they are especially over populated at every store I vi sit! Naturally, this craft was a no brainer because these can be as unique as you want them to be and very forgiving because we are using shrinky-dink paper.
EVERYTHING looks amazing when drawn and shrunk on that stuff!
To make these Easy Candy Skull Earrings, you will need…
- Shrinky plastic paper,
- Color permanent markers,
- Crafting scissors,
- Earring notions,
- Pencil and plain white paper,
- Hole puncher
- Draw a candy skull on your plain white paper. I used this tutorial, HERE, to draw my own.
Note: The size of my skull is about the size of my hand.
- Trace on to your shrinky-plastic paper with color first and the outline last with black. Repeat for second earrings.
- Cut out your skulls and make a hole punch at the top of your skull.
- Bake according to package instructions.
- Attach earring hook and you are DONE.
As mentioned earlier, the movers and shakers of Halloween will appreciate this candy skull because this is just the beginning! Why stop at candy skulls? You can print out whatever you want from the internet or book, like the main character from your favorite Tim Burton film, trace it on to your shrinky dink paper, color it, bake it, and have the coolest earrings for everyday of the month.
For people who can relate more to my husband, you can look like you tried and no one would be the wiser.
For everyone in between, these things will be the TALK OF THE TOWN at your next Cinco de Mayo party – ha!
And if you are my mom, all year long.
Most of us have ears, and I think most of ear earrings AND if you don’t, you most certainly have necks and this look would be just as cool attached to a necklace!
Bonus points for hole punching oat the top and bottom of your skull. One hole to attach to your necklace and the second for adding a tassel to the base of your skull.
Is it too late to add a 10th reason for wearing more tassels in last summers’s post as seen here? BTW, these could also be made into a key chain!
However you work this month’s haunting affair into your life and wardrobe, hopefully this brought some fun inspiration your way!
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a glamorous and spoookiest day!