If you’ve been to Brave Girl Camp, then you’ve met Hilarie. If you haven’t…then you’re in for a treat when you do. She is sparkly and fun and awesome. She and her husband Carl LOVE Halloween. Every year, they throw a big party that everyone really looks forward to. They love to have a good time, and for their family, Halloween is bigger than Christmas.
So last year, Carl and Hilarie found out that none of us at Brave Girls Club is really THAT into Halloween…I think Carl took it personally and made it his mission to make Halloween likeable for artsy girls who like pretty things. This is what he came up with…..
Isn’t it awesome?! I love it, and I was so excited when Carl said he’d come to the Brave Girl Clubhouse and let me film him making one so we would all know his technique! He has really thought this out and come up with a method that works well! Hope you enjoy it!
To make an awesome skull like the one above, you’ll need the following supplies:
1 foam skull (Carl bought his at good ol Walmart)
1 ‘fat quarter’ of fabric (1/4 yard)
Mod Podge (and the supplies that go along with it…brush, cup of water, plate, etc)
This pattern (printed, obviously)
Small pocket knife
Beads or other accessory for teeth
Next shape the skull….you’ll just want to round off the back of it a little….
Cut out your pattern…Carl does this by tracing the pattern IN PENCIL on the back side of the fabric, then cutting them out. He has made it really easy by providing all these patterns…..here is his method (in case you don’t get around to the video:
See how there are little areas without fabric in them? Don’t worry – he thought about that…there is a solution. 🙂
When putting the fabric on the jaw, you’ll want to first cut out an additional strip of fabric, and mod podge it to the top of the jaw, then use the big jaw piece on the outside of the jaw, and the little one on the inside. When you’re finished with that, you’ll notice you have a little half-circle without fabric on it yet (where the tongue would be). Cut a piece that fits there from your scraps and mod podge it on.
Again using your scraps, cut out individual flowers….
You’ll use these to mod podge right on top of the seams so your project looks finished.
H ere you can also see that Carl used matching flowers in the eye sockets, so they look like eyes. Awesome.
Finish your project by gluing beads on in two rows where the teeth should be.
We call him “Art”.
Here’s another photo of Melody’s. I LOVE the teeth.
Creepy and pretty. I could get into this. Notice how the one closest to us has circles right in the eyes, too and the swirl of the fabric for the teeth.