flower + skull diy with a cricut giveaway

I have been admiring head vases for some time (I know that sounds funny, but they can be cool!). So, I thought what better time to DIY one than for Halloween! When I first started this project I had intended to use it for real flowers, but you know that I love to use my Cricut Explore and one thing I hadn't tried to make with it yet was flowers!

Read on to learn how you can make your own.

Supplies: Styrofoam skull, knife, wall spackle, pearl paper sampler, floral wire, hot glue, and the Cricut Explore.

Process: Using a knife, cut a large hole in the top of the skull. If using real flowers, this is where you would hide a mason jar with water for the flowers. Next, use wall spackle to coat the skull and let dry. You could skip this step, but I think a coat of spackle makes it look like a ceramic skull instead of cheap styrofoam.

Using your Cricut Explore, pick out a few flowers in the Design Space (search 3D flowers). I chose 4 simple shapes, duplicated each one about 10 times while changing the size and alternating the colors. Once everything was cut, I used a hot glue gun to round and attach the flowers. Lastly, I used floral wire and hot glue to make the long yellow flowers, as well as create the bouquet by securing the flower to the wire.

Time: This project took 2 hours to complete. My advice is to cut out the flower peddles before you try and design the bouquet. You can always cut more, but for me it was much easier once I got started piecing them together.

Best of all you can enter in a giveaway to win a huge box of Cricut supplies (details below the pictures)! This post was made in partnership with Cricut.

I'm excited to join 23 other super talented bloggers for the Fall Cricut Challenge. Check out what these talented ladies created below and enter to win a HUGE box of supplies from Cricut!
DIY Faux Leather Jewelry from It Happens In A Blink
DIY Trick or Treat Bags from Housewives of Riverton
Easy Triangle Garland from Our Thirfty Ideas
Brand Sparkling New Onesie from Tastefully Frugal
Cinderella Pumpkins from Auntie Tay
DIY Halloween Pillow from The Happy Scraps
Falling For You Shirt from The Quiet Grove
Faux Leather Flower Clips from 5 Little Monsters
Blessed Flower Arrangement from Crafting In The Rain
Squad Ghouls Halloween T-Shirt from Housewife Eclectic
DIY Leather Bows from Artsy-Fartsy Mama
BOO Halloween Headbands from RaeGun Ramblings
DIY Flower Skull From Cloudy Day Gray
Kids Thanksgiving Graphic T-Shirts from Over The Big Moon
Faux Leather Floral Cuffs from Hello Creative Family
Fall Paper Leaf Wreath from Frenchie Wraps
Glitter Apron from Midge and Madge
DIY Fall Mantel from Major Hoff Takes A Wife
Halloween Party Props from Nite Owl Creates
Disney Savings Jar from Inspiration Made Simple
DIY Farmhouse Sign from A Southern Mother

Want to make one (or all) of these projects? We've teamed up with Cricut to help with that! Enter through the widget below to win a HUGE box full of supplies including:cricut-supplies

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Giveaway is open to residents of US and Canada ages 18+. Giveaway ends on 10/21/2016 at Midnight MST. Winner will be notified within 24 hours and has 24 hours to respond.

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