Sugar Skull Flameless Votives

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Introduction: Sugar Skull Flameless Votives

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This is a quick, fun and easy project that is great for Halloween and year round. This is the remix of Sugar Skull String Lights !

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Step 1: Materials

Skull shaped candy bowls - Target dollar section and also at Dollar tree.

Permanent markers in as many colors as you have!

LED tea lights.

Step 2: Drawing on Your Skulls.

Start by Googleing sugar skulls. This will give you many designs to use as inspiration. Above there is a screen capture of some of the results.

Using a dark color marker to fill the eyes, nose and mouth of the skull. Then start your designs on the skull going from lighter to darker colors. Use a black marker to outline your designs. You can make all the skulls in the design and do variations on the colors. I chose to do six different styles.

Step 3: Placing the LED Tealight

Just turn on the the LED tealight and pop it into top of skull. That’s it!

For more variety you can use steady, flickering or color changing tealights.

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    17 Discussions

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    pizzidave
    pizzidave

    Reply 5 years ago

    Thanks!

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    nunkey
    nunkey

    5 years ago on Introduction

    brilliant! The buckets are a bit more expensive in the Uk, but they look awesome

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    cflanagan3
    cflanagan3

    5 years ago

    Wow thanks for this I'm going to do it great idea for my Halloween party

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    cflanagan3
    cflanagan3

    5 years ago

    Wow thanks for this I'm going to do it great idea for my Halloween party

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    cflanagan3
    cflanagan3

    5 years ago

    Wow thanks for this I'm going to do it great idea for my Halloween party

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    cflanagan3
    cflanagan3

    5 years ago

    Wow thanks for this I'm going to do it great idea for my Halloween party

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    cflanagan3
    cflanagan3

    5 years ago

    Wow thanks for this I'm going to do it great idea for my Halloween party

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    cflanagan3
    cflanagan3

    5 years ago

    Wow thanks for this I'm going to do it great idea for my Halloween party

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    tinaciousz
    tinaciousz

    5 years ago on Introduction

    You should enter this in the Halloween Decor contest. Very cute! https://www.instructables.com/contest/halloween2014decor/

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    aj123ps4
    aj123ps4

    5 years ago

    Day of the dead

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    aj123ps4
    aj123ps4

    5 years ago

    #diadelosmurotos

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    vivi12
    vivi12

    5 years ago

    wow AWESOME

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    mnmama
    mnmama

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Fun. A couple of your skull strings, and scatter these around, you're totally ready for your Dia de Muertos holiday. Gracias!