Halloween Skull Candy Bowl

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Feature image of Halloween Skull Candy Bowl filled with candy set on a crate with branch and old white door in the background

This Halloween Skull Candy Bowl was so fun to make!

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I had a few trial and error moments putting this all together, mostly around what glue to use.

So you don’t have to go through the same trials, I’ve provided the step-by-step instructions and links to the craft supplies below.

Supplies You’ll Need

How to Make a Halloween Skull Candy Bowl

Start by use Gorilla Spray Adhesive to glue the decorative mesh to your bowl.

Tips and Recommendation:

  • Gorilla Spray Adhesive is very sticky so I recommend wearing plastic gloves and definitely spray outside where it’s well ventilated.
  • Work with your bowl upside down to avoid getting glue on the inside.
  • In spots where the mesh will not lay flat, cut a slit in the mesh and glue again. This takes a little sculpting but it will look great when it dries.
  • If you do get glue on the inside of your bowl use Goo-Gone and it will wipe away easily. Then carefully wash the inside of the bowl with soap and water to get ride of any residue.
Use Gorilla Spray Adhesive to glue the Purple Decorative Mesh as you wrap it around the plastic bowl. To finish, hot glue a piece of felt to the bottom of the bowl.
Use Gorilla Spray Adhesive to glue the Purple Decorative Mesh as you wrap it around the plastic bowl. To finish, hot glue a piece of felt to the bottom of the bowl.

Next glue the two glass candle sticks together using Loctite Super Glue or any glue that bonds glass. You will glue the narrowest part to the narrowest part.

Use Loctite Super Glue to glue the two glass candle holders together 
-- narrowest part glue to narrowest part.
Use Loctite Super Glue to glue the two glass candle holders together
— narrowest part glued to narrowest part.
Two candle holders after being glued together for the base of the Halloween Skull Candy Bowl.
Two Dollar Tree candle holders after being glued together.

Give the candle holder about twenty minutes to set (it fully cures in 24-hours) then spray paint it black along with your three skulls and skeleton hands. This step takes the most time. You’ll want to let everything dry then flip it over and spray the back and sides completely.

Hot glue the three skulls to the base of the candle holder. Then add more hot glue to the base of the skull and candle holder and other touch points just to make sure everything is secure.

Hot glue the three skulls to the base of the candle stick.
Hot glue the three skulls to the base of the candle stick.

To finish, hot glue the skeleton hands to the bowl, then the bowl to the candle stick along with any decorations.

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Then check out more Halloween DIYs & Craft Ideas.

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