I am a big fan of Mexican art…especially sugar skulls. I used black and silver Sharpie markers to turn these faux styrofoam pumpkins into owl sugar skulls for my Halloween decor this year. Michaels is challenging customers to “trick a pumpkin” this year and post the creations to Instagram. Make sure to read more at the bottom of this post on how to enter your own!
If you do a google search for “sugar skull” you will come across a variety of images you can pull ideas from. I make up the doodles as I go along, but starting with the round eyes first:
Tip: If you mess up, use a damp Magic Eraser to lightly wipe the area until the mistake lightens or disappears completely!
I used 4 different size pumpkins and made them all their own unique version:
The best part is that you can keep them for next year!
I’m part of the Michaels Makers team and I love a challenge. Want to enter your own pumpkin in the Michaels #trickyourpumpkin sweepstakes? Here’s how:
- Post your pumpkin creation via Instagram any time between Oct. 4 through 31 for a chance to win a $250 Michaels gift card and Plaid products each Friday throughout the month of October.
- Make sure to use the hashtags #TrickYourPumpkin #sweepstakes and tag @MichaelsStores) anytime between Oct 4 and Oct. 17.
Can’t wait to see what everyone makes!
Disclaimer: I am a Michaels Maker which means I sometimes receive free product in exchange for awesome ideas.