Oh Pinterest, what did I ever do before you came along?  About two weeks ago I pinned a brass skull to my DIY Inspiration board.  I love skulls to wear, for decoration, in photos, and on and on.  I just love them.  When I spied the brass skull I just knew it would be my next DIY.  Silver is more my thing and I used a plastic skull from our Halloween decorations and a can of spray paint to create this fantastic metallic skull.


a7d5085182ed054a4c023299486cd9b5a1fa5483



As luck would have it, I bought a bunch of plastic skulls from Target after Halloween last year. I wanted the skull to be silver instead of brass.  So I grabbed one plastic skull and the can of Krylon Chrome spray paint and went to work.


faa7f9271a165e7a684d836f6131dd806ed1e7b7



It's such a unique statement piece but at $349.99, I would not be buying this skull.  It looks amazing, but not for that price.  I knew I could get a similar look with my plastic skull and a little spray paint.

Supplies

plastic skull                            $1

Krylon Chrome Spray Paint    already owned (originally $4 with coupon at Michaels)

Total Cost                             $1 


Total Saved                            $348.99



c4eafa929b42fda8eef9205a315bf80239100d2c



I didn't pretreat the skull in any way.  I just sprayed two thin coats and completely covered the skull with the silver Chrome Krylon spray paint. The paint covers very well and I could have gone with a single coat but wanted to make sure the finish was solid.  It was dry in about an hour.


4aafc6b9deb43d2210124b7850864bb78fb9bc06
One Coat



It's now on display on our entry way shelf.  A fun greeting for all of our guests.  I love the way it looks sitting on the black shelf, next to a black vase.


325c472cb8f144e590d241a8dd5124780dd47185



A great addition to our home and it only cost about $1!   FANTASTIC!