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:
I used a silver sharpie on the black/chalkboard pumpkin:
The large pumpkin took around 30 minutes to complete:
A whole family of “sugar skull” owls:
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.
Sherry Petrohovich says
Just the coolest thing I’ve seen today! You rock, tks for the smiles
Those are completely awesome!!
These just gave me the happiest smile I’ve had all day!!! Thanks for your artistry and imagination and sharing!
Chic Readings says
These are so pretty and unique, great idea:)
These are gorgeous! I love your blog and have been following since 2009. Thank you for sharing your creativity, your adventure, and your stories.
You are so talented. I have been off line a couple of weeks & have missed you & your posts. Thank you for sharing.
Linda L says
Awesome!! I do not think I have the talent to do such a thing, but yours are adorable! <3
These are crazy cool! Love them!!
I love these so much! I’m going to go draw an owl on my pumpkin right now!
really fun idea! Thanks for the tutorial!