I love Halloween! It is one of my favorite holidays! I have been working on creating some new Halloween decorations to add to my growing collection. I like the cutesy decorations and every once in a while something a little spooky, but I’m not a super scary kind of girl. In fact, this newspaper skull was about as scary as I get.
But I love it. I think it brings in a little bit of spooky and the newspaper gives it a fun vintage feel. I also love that it took about 30 minutes to make and cost me close to nothing to make! This was one of the easiest crafts ever! And it looks great.
You will need:
– A paper mache skull (I got mine at Michaels. Unfortunately, you can’t buy them online. There is also one on Amazon here.)
– Mod Podge (I used the original Mod Podge, but next time I think I will use the matte version)
– Paint Brush
The process is simple. Cut the newspaper articles out. You want all text. Avoid the margins, pictures and large gaps between the text. I also found it easier to work with smaller pieces of paper rather than long strips.
Then, spread a thin layer of Mod Podge and stick a piece of newspaper on. Coat it in a top layer of Mod Podge. Continue this process, changing up the angels of the newspaper until the skull is covered.
I found it helpful to use the opposite end of the paintbrush to help smooth the edges, particularly when putting the paper around the holes for the eyes, nose, etc.
Let it dry!
That’s it! Super easy! Super cute and super spooky!