MAKE THIS MOSAIC SKULL CENTREPIECE
Looking for an awesome DIY centre piece that costs less than £15? Then look no further my friend because we’ve got your back! You may remember this tutorial from Rock n Roll Bride’s magazine and since our DIY theme for the month is ‘A Month of Mexican Fiesta’ we couldn’t think of a better time to share it with you lovely lot! Mexico is one of our favourite places in the world and we’re constantly inspired by the colourful and beautiful traditions over there, one of our favourite being ‘Dia De Los Muertos’ (Day of the dead) where they celebrate and remember the lives of family and friends that have passed away.
During this celebration you’ll often see hundreds of beautifully decorated skulls, some painted, some adorned with beads and some covered in mosaic tiles, since we love the idea so much we could think of no better centre piece idea than a large, magnificent skull! Of course you don’t have to be celebrating such a tradition to get creative with a skull, these would rock your tables any time of year and with Cinco De Mayo just around the corner the decor possibilities are endless…
YOU WILL NEED:
A large plastic skull // Silver spray paint // Self adhesive craft tiles in the colours of your choice (you’ll need roughly around 1200 tiles, we bought 3 packs of 600 tiles totaling £6 and didn’t use them all) // Fresh flowers that will fit in the eyes //
Spray paint your skull silver and allow to dry, then repeat with a second coat.
Begin with the jaw, start to apply your adhesive mosaic tiles and follow the line and shape of the skull to look neat, don’t worry about sticking them on in any sort of order though, it looks best when all of the colours are mixed up!
Next, continue up onto the rest of the face, following the structure, you’ll want to go around the eyes and the nose.
Carefully turn the skull onto its side and start to place the tiles around where the ear would normally be, again, following the structure of the skull. Repeat until you’ve made a nice swirl effect on the side of the face then do the same on the other side.
The forehead! Go wild here, you can stick your mosaic tiles in lines if you want to, follow the oval pattern of the eyes or just place your mosaic tiles in no pattern at all!
Continue to stick your tiles all the way down the back of the head.
Finally, glue your flowers into the eyes of your skull and you’re done!
There you have it! An easy, cheap and completely awesome DIY centre piece! Don’t forget to stay tuned for the rest of our Mexican Fiesta themed DIYs we have coming up this month! Peace out guys and happy bank holiday Monday! xx
Please could you advise the best place to buy the plastic skull and adhesive tiles from? Thank you 🙂
All ours were from Ebay, hope that helps?