Sugar Skull Sombrero
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Sugar Skull Sombrero

Add flowers, beads and lace to complete this festive headwear.
Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Creatology™ Paper Maché Mask - Skull Face
  • Straw Sombrero
  • Simplicity® Lace, Wide
  • Ashland™ Flowers - Assorted Bright Colors of Choice
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Acrylic Paints - Turquoise, Brown and Ivory
  • Creatology™ Felt Square - Brown
  • Recollections™ Paper Flowers
  • Bead Landing™ Beads - Color of Choice
  • Tea Bags
  • Scissors
  • Low Heat Glue Gun
  • Paintbrush

Project Instructions

Step 1 Place lace in hot water with tea bags to stain. Note: The longer the lace soaks in the in water, the darker color the lace with become. Add more tea bags if desired. Let dry.

Step 2 Paint skull ivory. Let dry.

Step 3 Water down a little brown paint and wash over the skull. Let dry.

Step 4 Use paintbrush and brown paint to embellish skull.

Step 5 Use turquoise paint to paint flowers.

Step 6 Glue brown felt over top of sombrero and glue skull in place.

Step 7 Glue flowers to eyes and bead in center.

Step 8 Remove stems from flowers and glue all around the brim of sombrero.

Step 9 Glue dried lace around skull, tie bow with remaining lace and glue to top back of head.