Oct 23 2014

Gold Skull Frame

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Gold Skull Frame final

Do you have any menacing ancestors lurking around?  Its easy to see Halloween is a favored holiday of our guest blogger, Shannon Cosgrove-Rivas.  Enjoy her witty take on family portraits!


Did you know a little bit of shiny gold spray paint can turn a craft store find into an expensive looking piece of holiday home décor?  It can!  I love the dramatic transformation you can achieve when spraying an item gold.

When I spied the skulls used in this project they were advertised as a “vase filler”.  I threw a few bags of the skulls in my cart without really knowing how I was going to use them.  Then it came to me, glue them to a frame and spray them GOLD!

This is such an easy project with just a few items and some simple steps you can have your own Gold Skull Frame.


 Gold Skull Frame 01

Shopping List:

Design Master spray 14KT Gold

1- 8×10 picture frame with a wide frame

50-75- 2 inch plastic skulls (sold as vase fillers)

75-100- ½ inch plastic skulls (I took apart a necklace and used the skull beads)

1- 8×10 Halloween image to frame

Extra strength hot glue sticks

Hot glue gun


Gold Skull Frame 2

1. Paint the frame with Design Master 14KT Gold spray.

Gold Skull Frame 3

2. Hot glue the skulls in both sizes around the frame. Puzzle piece the skulls together until the entire frame is covered.

Gold Skull Frame 4

3. Once the frame is covered in the two sizes of skulls, paint the skulls and frame with Design Master 14KT Gold.

Gold Skull Frame 5

4. I used the changeable Halloween portrait for the image I framed.  They are so fun!  If the image comes pre-framed, remove it from the frame and place it in your fancy gold skull frame.

I have a fashionista friend that declared the finished frame is very “Alexander McQueen”.  I agree!  She wants me to make her a frame for her birthday.  I need more skulls.