Skull Planter Tutorial


That's using your noggin!  It's Skull Surgery Makeover week and this one sports quite the hairdo with a philodendron and silk embellishments.



Some minor plastic surgery is all it takes to turn a Dollar Store skull into a skull planter.... 



Let's go inside the Creepy Craftorium to see how Dr. Graves performs this amazing feat...



On your Surgical tray you will need a drill and a hot knife. Only skilled folks like Dr. Graves should use tools like these ~ definitely no youngsters! 

Definitely wear your safety glasses.


You will drill a pilot hole into the skull with a small drill bit... 

...and that will allow you to make the rest of your cut with the hot knife. Use lots of care, follow the directions that come with the tool... 




Hmmm... Looks like our client won't be needing this anymore...


So... add a layer of rocks inside the skull so your plant has good drainage. My Dollar Store skull already had a little drain hole, but if yours doesn't, just use a drill to make one. Just be sure to set your skull planter on a plate when you water.




Add a houseplant, a rubber rat, some silk Fall leaves and cattails, and this patient becomes quite handsome.




A Skull Planter!
Quite a looker, eh?



Fabulous from every angle. 
{She'd make a fun party hostess gift.}





Looks even classier in glasses, don't you think?




She appears especially smart in your library.


We're conducting Skull Surgery Makeovers all week here at I Gotta Create! 



If you haven't already toured the Creepy Craftorium, where nothing goes to waste, click here.




Skull Surgery Makeover Week:
Day 1: Welcome to the Creepy Craftorium 
Day 2: Skull Planter Tutorial {you are here}
Day 3: Golden Skull Desk Accessory Tutorial 
{hold pencils, brushes and more!}
Day 4: pause for the Wildly Original Linky Party
Day 5: "Sugar Skull" Makeover tutorial {especially easy for kids}
Day 6: Glowing Skull Night Light ~ Phantastic Photos!
Day 7: Glowing Skull Light Tutorial





{I host a linky party every Wednesday. More info *HERE.*  I'm sharing Skull Planter Tutorial from Surgery Makeover Week with these fine folks, whose links open on ~ Sunday:  Sew Darned CraftyI Should Be Mopping The FloorMaking Monday MarvelousBrassy AppleCraftomaniacAlderberry HillUnder the Table & DreamingMaking the World Cuter ; MondaySkip to my LouCherished BlissSugar Bee Crafts ; TuesdayNot Just a HousewifeElizabeth & Co., The DIY DreamerTip Junkie's Tip Me TuesdaySavvy Southern StyleWhat we Wore & MadeUncommonGingersnap CraftsThe NY Melrose FamilyToday's Creative Blog ; WednesdayI Gotta Create! ,  All Star Block PartyThe 36th AvenueLive-Laugh-RoweHandy Man Crafty WomanThe Trendy Treehouse ; ThursdayScissors & SpatulasMy Repurposed LifeFrugal GirlsShabby Nest,  Romantic HomeFrench County CottageStuff & Nonsense ; FridayFunky Junk InteriorsHappy HourAnything GoesFinding FabulousMy Simple Home LifeTatertots & JelloThirty Handmade DaysOne Creative Mommy ; SaturdayBe Different Act NormalA Bouquet of TalentTutus & Tea PartiesSix Sisters Stuff, Sew Country Chick, DIY ShowoffPositively Splendid , Nifty Thrifty Things}


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16 comments:

Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles said...

That is just too cute! Love the rat and the skull!

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

Adorable,.,well..,maybe I should say spooky! Either way, very creative way to use a skull.

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Oh that is a fun project! Love that you have a skull surgery laboratory and tools! Funny!

Eclectically Vintage said...

You surely have a lot of patients - that's why you're a doctor!!
Kelly

Bliss said...

Paging Doctor Christina..... surgery STAT.

Bliss

linda said...

You've inspired me to make mine I got a skull for 25 cents at a garage sale and have been thinking about it. Now I just need a rat. Great job

Smart! School {House} said...

Haha! YES! It does look even classier in glasses:)
Thanks for linking up To Whimsy Wednesday!
Kelly
Smart! School {House}
http://www.facebook.com/SmartSchoolHouse

the cape on the corner said...

that is hilarious, and so super smart! i looove it with the glasses and in the library!

Rose :: Fine Craft Guild said...

Christina, this is really great. So creative and original. I love this scull vase! It's so fun in fact, that I'd like to invite you to come link it up with us.... http://www.finecraftguild.com/party-35/ or choose the HALLOWEEN PARTY instead...

teenah said...

Definitely classier with glasses :) I was scrolling through the links on not JUST a housewife and that picture made me smile. great job, it's very cute!

Jaime Lyn said...

Oh my goodnessssss I LOVE him! And I LOVE the surgery "tutorial" that you included :o) looks like you had some help!!! LOVE it! Thanks for the idea and inspiration and for linking up at happy hour! WE love seeing you there!!!
Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers said...

OH my gosh this is so creative! Your tutorial is even scary, it was so well done. This is definitely one of my favorite Halloween posts! Thanks for having fun with it. :)

Jennifer said...

Thanks for linking up to our Pretty Things party. Hope to see you back next week!

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

great (creative) project, but I gotta say the glasses MAKE this thing!! love them!

gail

Tracy Joyner said...

I LOVE your skull planter! And a whole week of skull makeovers--oh yeah!
I'm really enjoying your site...stopping by from Craft-O-Matic Tuesday Link-Up

TracyAnn
www.crochethappy.com

Kathie said...

This is so cute and unique!