Step 1: Materials Used
1 Dollar Store skull
1 Hanging chain
1 Fake eye ball or ping pong ball
white, black, and red acrylic paint
1 Can black spray paint
1 Dollar Store Halloween doily/
1 Pot stand
3 Battery powered candles from the Dollar Store
1 Blackbird from Dollar Store
1 Glue gun and hot glue
1 paint brush
1 paint mixing dish
Step 2: Create Dripping Candles
To make them appear more realistic and midevil I gave them a dripping wax effect.
Take your hot glue gun and begin applying lines of glue slowly down the candle starting at the top where the bulb is
Don't start from the bottom, always the top or it won't look like it's dripping down the side
Once your happy spray the candles with white spray paint or acrylic paint.
Step 3: Paint the Skull
Mix your white and black acrylic paint, mix a few different shades.
Use lighter shades for highlights and darker gray in areas like the temple, behind the jaw, etc.
Use black to paint the teeth, eye sockets, and nose.
Step 4: Bird Feeding on Eyeball
Take the hot glue gun and beginning at the tip of the beak slowly extrude a line of glue and connect it to the eye ball. Flipping it upside down and back can help it not break while it dries
Repeat the process a number of times until your satisfied.
Once that's done and dry take a can of red spray paint and spray on top of the eye. Hold the can about a foot away to create a light mist.
Next paint or carefully drip red acrylic paint onto the glue strands
Once your finished top bloody eye off with a glossy clear coat to give it a permanent wet look.
Step 5: Paint Doily and Glue to the Bottom of the Plant Stand
Step 6: Mount Bird on Skull
Step 7: Attach Candles to the Plant Stand
Once cool paint the newly laid glue white as well.
Step 8: Attach Chains and It's Done!