Sugar Skull Wall Hanging DIY - Reclaimed Pallet Wood

6 Materials
$10
2 Hours
Easy

I had some leftover pallet wood from the doghouse project and wanted to create a Sugar Skull decoration. Watch the video above to see exactly how I made it!
First cut four pieces of wood to one length. Then cut two pieces that are slightly smaller than the width of those four pieces put together.
sugar skull wall hanging diy reclaimed pallet wood
Then add glue to the back of the shorter pieces.
sugar skull wall hanging diy reclaimed pallet wood
And then screw them onto the back of the four pieces. I used a total of eight screws. Make sure the screws are short enough that they don't poke through to the other side of your wood.
sugar skull wall hanging diy reclaimed pallet wood
I mixed gray and white paint and painted the boards.
sugar skull wall hanging diy reclaimed pallet wood
When dry, I used a skull stencil to add the skull to the wood. I taped over the crossbones because I didn't want those on my piece.
sugar skull wall hanging diy reclaimed pallet wood
Then I used various flower and leaf stencils that I had on hand to decorate the skull.
sugar skull wall hanging diy reclaimed pallet wood
sugar skull wall hanging diy reclaimed pallet wood
I used a golf tee to make small dots for additional embellishment.
sugar skull wall hanging diy reclaimed pallet wood
I used a brush to add teeth.
sugar skull wall hanging diy reclaimed pallet wood
There is the skull, but it still needs some more!
sugar skull wall hanging diy reclaimed pallet wood
I used a stencil to add roses around the skull.
sugar skull wall hanging diy reclaimed pallet wood
That's better!
sugar skull wall hanging diy reclaimed pallet wood
That's it! I used leftover wood from a doghouse I built. If you want to check that project out, you can find it below!

Suggested materials:

  • Wood from a pallet  (Check Craiglist for free pallet listings)
  • Glue  (Amazon: https://amzn.to/2NW1lFz)
  • Skull stencil  (Amazon: https://amzn.to/2mSAjn3)
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