Handmade Spooky Halloween Decor~ Dollar Store Skull Candlesticks

I saw an awesome post from Saw Dust Girl for skull candlesticks
and knew I had to make my own
Here's my version....
diy dollar store Halloween skull decoration candlesticks
I bought skulls at the dollar store but didn't have lamps
 like Sandra used, so I used what I had laying around.

I forgot to take before pics but the skulls were white,
I spray painted them black and dry brushed with different colors to give them a weathered look.  

DIY Dollar store Halloween decor
You can see one of my Handmade oversized ravens in this pic

Halloween plastic skull candlesticks
I don't have a great pic of the tops but they are rusty... 
like... don't cut yourself unless you've had a tetanus shot rusty.
I think they may have come from a metal planter or something

Halloween skull candles
For the bases, I added that heavy metal L bracket on the one on the left, 
partly because it looked cool and partly to give it weight for stability.

I used wooden base pieces I had and threaded leftover scraps of wood and spindles 
onto lamp rods then secured underneath with a nut.
I slapped paint on for a really distressed look.

Halloween ravens DIY and dollar store decor
Spooky!

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