November 9, 2011

DIY: Tarina Tarantino Sugar Skulls Inspired


While Halloween is over, I’m still indulging in leftover chocolates and loving all things skulls. And while I generally throw away decorations after the festivities are over, I did find a use for the plastic skulls that I hung on my door for the trick or treaters.

Not too long ago Tarina Tarantino debuted her "sugar skulls" collection. As you can imagine, I went bonkers and my eyes were all bulgy. Although I couldn’t bare spending $83 on a plastic charm bracelet I often browsed her site just starring at the sugar skulls... And now I have all the equipments to make one! Eureka!


Here are the steps 

1. Get a few skull heads with holes through the top of the skull. You can also drill the holes through the plastic skull with a nail and hammer.
This was $1 from the Dollar Store.

2. Paint them in whatever color with acrylic paint. Let them dry. Then spray paint the Deco Art Glossy Finish for the shiny finish.
 I let it dry over night. And as for the pink- I tried painting them pink prior and I didn't like how it looked.

3. String the skulls and the beads. Alternate between skulls and beads.

4. (Optional) Use a glue gun and glue some rhinestones into the skull’s eyes.


... and nothing is more comforting than looking down at your arm to see a bunch of skulls with shiny eyes smiling back at you. I smile at them back.

69 comments:

  1. Ooh great idea, love this skull bracelet :) I have a silver skull friendship bracelet from Links of London with pink string and I just love wearing it!

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    Have a delicious day!

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  2. Great DIY, cool bracelet! Like it. :)

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  3. That's so cool - it turned out amazing!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
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  4. Ooooooooohhhhhhhh me really really likey!!!
    Love K

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  5. This is super cool.

    -Ly
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  6. I like it =) Great idea =)

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  7. You are so gorgeous!!! love your blog!!
    Follow you now!! Follow me back??)))

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  8. You're very crafty! Shades of Alexander McQueen!

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  9. Looks lovely! Might have to try this ;D

    I found this wooden skull bracelet before, I thought they were super adorable. My boyfriend had his own opinion and would not hold my hand. ;/

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  10. This is soo cute...I love anything skull...except the actual thing lol!!

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  11. you are really so creative! this is awesome :D

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  12. You're so good at DIY's. I'm hopeless at them. If I tried it mine would never turn out this good!!!
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  13. So creative! I'd never think of that ^^

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  14. cuttee!! that's really creative and it looks like something you bought =)

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  15. Awesome job with the bracelet! and it's way lot cheaper than buying tarantino's bracelet!

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  16. What a great idea. Love the bracelet, looks super cute and edgy.

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  17. that's so cool! thank you for commenting on my DIY bracelet post!I hope you return to my blog! :)
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  18. Teheh I think the skull hand is my favorite part of this DIY :) very cute & cool idea!

    xx

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  19. Ah this is brilliant. Love the skulls and diamantes. Well done. Mae xx

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  20. LOVE it! So fierce....as you are!!!!

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  21. my goodness, this DIY is fabulous! I love it Pop! x

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  22. That is super cool, love them..will have to make me some now..you look precious as always :)

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  23. I love your DIY posts!! And yes there is nothing like a bunch of little skulls smiling at you hahah

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  24. it's really cute and is so easy to DIY. totally beats spending $80!

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  25. That looks like very professionally done bracelet :)

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  26. Aww.. gorgeous! this is a great DIY. and the end product is amazing.

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  27. I am a huge fan of skulls (although I'm in my 30s!) Ha! You are really dextrous with your hands. :)

    Jas
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  28. great idea!! You took something cheap and made it look chic. love it

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  29. youre so crafty!! i love anything DIY.

    definately going to start following you
    xxoo
    pamela
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  30. Your bracelet looks awesome! Great job!! ^^


    xoxo
    Antonia
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  31. Haha, very comforting! :D
    The rhinestone eyes are the best! Really spooky! :)

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  32. what a cute DIY
    you definitely have more patience than I do!
    brett

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  33. What a clever idea, I love it!x

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  34. Hi sweety, thanks for your comment. I am such a fan of skulls although most people I know don't like it at all

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  35. I like the little spots of pink showing through. Crafty, smart, funny, talented...it's not fair! =)

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  36. You continue to impress with your DIYs. I've loved every one you've featured since I started following.

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  37. Great DIY! Love how you reused something you already had. :)

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  38. I love this! I'll probably have to wait until next halloween to find skulls to make this though. lol.

    xo Ashley

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  39. very chic and edgy. i am not big fan of skuls, but this one is very nice! :)

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  40. From fag to fab! love how you made it look expensive too! :) Thank you for visiting my blog. I am following you now via Google friend connect! It'll be wonderful if you follow me too. Thank you :)

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  41. This is awesome!!! And not halloween reserved only!

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  42. lol too cute hun. They look fantab and I love how you're doing all these DIYs. Really inspired me to rock into my craftts suitcase and get gluing haha.

    Eeli xxx

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  43. i don't normally like skulls, but this one is actually really cute! :)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  44. Ahhhh this is WAYYYY cool! Well done on the instant 'ooh, i can do this myself!' attitude :). Love them so much x

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  45. Great DIY!!!
    Gotta try that soon,too (:

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  47. you always have fresh and good post!
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  48. Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog!! I love sugar skulls and I think your bracelet turned out amazing!!

    Great blog!! Following!!

    xox,
    karen

    www.rubytuesdayfashionanddesign.blogspot.com

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  49. I love your DIYs! This is super cool.
    The rhinestone eyes look awesome!

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  50. Girl, you are just too creative! I love it!!! It looks great on you. :D
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  51. This is genius--I love sugar skulls and the bracelet is adorable.

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  52. wow briliant idea! i lve it.. maybe i will try it later..
    thank you for sharing :)


    Hei Echa!

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  53. I like your bracelet! Creative darling, you are!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend,
    xx
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    p.s. Thanks for visiting my blog and stay in touch!

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  54. I LOVE your DIYs, you have such creative talent. I can't wait to try some of them, your site is so inspiring. :-)

    Thank you so much for finding my site so that I could find yours! I'm following you now. :-)

    xxxooo Coraleigh
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  55. i love diy projects this is very smart of you!

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  56. Great blog you are beautiful girl !

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  57. i've been on a bracelet kick lately - making all that i can! thank you for sharing

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