Alright, so I’m cheap, and I like to make things myself. When I saw this post yesterday, I went to Etsy and checked out the sugar skulls being sold. Here’s what I’ll tell you- I can do that myself,and so can you. All they’re using is a Wilton 3D Skull candy mold. You’re paying for labor, and if you’re willing to do that yourself you’ll save some money, learn a skill and have some fun.
- First go to Joann’s Crafts, or whatever craft shop strikes your fancy, and buy whatever mold twists your knickers. I bought several. The molds cost about $1.99 apiece and were on sale for 25% off. (They are also available at the Wilton website, don’t pay more for them on Amazon.)
- Get your supplies. Sugar and Water are all you need, unless you want to make fancy colored sugar cubes.
- For every one cup of sugar you use you need two teaspoons of sugar. Mix water and sugar until you have a wet sand consistency. Don’t get it too wet.
- Put the damp sugar in the molds. Let it sit for about ten minutes.
- Flip the molds over onto a baking sheet.
- Heat your oven to 200 degrees and bake your sugar skulls/skeletons/pumpkins for about ten minutes. This hardens them quickly, rather than letting them air dry for 24 hours.
- If you’d like to- use a little food coloring to give them personality. I used Wilton frosting dye and a Martha Stewart mold to make the pumpkins.
Easy, peasy. The great thing about doing it yourself is that you can make the whold skull if you want because the mold is two sided. Are mine perfect? No, I need to clean them up, and this is just meant as a quick tutorial. You can do these yourself for any holiday, and even use mini cookie cutters to make whatever shape you’d like. Good luck.
Headless Marie Antoinette Costume | MAKE
OK so more people wanted Halloween costumes early than those who didn’t so I’m going to post a couple in the lead up months as to not bombard you!
This is an amazing costume - I remember seeing it ages ago and thinking - if I ever go to a costume party where there is a monetary prize I so will do this! In fact you should probably start this project now if you’re planning on doing this for this Halloween because it’s a little time intensive. This would probably suit shorter folks - if you’re too tall it may look like a freaky giant Marie! And if you didn’t want to dress as Marie Antoinette you can always try other themes - headless waitress? Headless um… well I guess you can do headless anything really!