TANK TOP: Sold Out / Similar
SKIRT: Dottie Couture
LEGGINGS: Dottie Couture
HAT: Charlotte Russe
BOOTIES: Sold out / Similar
BOOTS: Charlotte Russe
SUGAR SKULL: Tesoros
Today is the start of ‘Dia de los Muertos’, also know as ‘Day of the Dead’. This holiday is definitely one of my favorites! The first time I saw a Sugar Skull, I was really intrigued. I started researching them and really fell in love with the holiday! I just love the idea of everyone coming together and remembering the ones that we have lost. Ever since, my obsession for finding and collecting anything and everything sugar skull related has only grown (and has gotten a little out of hand lol).
I got this tank top at the Pecan Street Festival in Austin, Texas. It is a festival that happens twice a year on 6th street, which was previously known as ‘Pecan St.’ This year was our first time going and it was amazing! There were a plethora of vendors, all unique in their own way, as well as an unbelievable amount of delicious food and drinks.
The leatherette skirt and leggings are from Dottie Couture Boutique, and both are fabulous quality. Dottie is having a 20% off sale today (use code SPOOKY)! I hope y’all had a great Halloween weekend! 🙂
WHAT YOU NEED:
small paint brush
medium paint brush
This is my first year painting a pumpkin instead of carving one! Definitely a little weird, though still just as fun. Tyler carved one so we still got to bake the yummy seeds. I decided to do a Sugar Skull, because I’m obsessed with them, and Dia de los Muertos is right around the corner, I thought why not! It ended up being easy, and turned out really cute. First, I painted the entire pumpkin white and did 3 coats to get it the way I liked it. Make sure you let it dry completely between each coat! Once the pumpkin dried, I painted two black circles for the eyes and did two coats for those. As that was drying, I painted a black heart upside down for the nose and a flower above the eyes, I did two coats for those as well. Then, I drew a line across the bottom for the mouth and did little humps for the teeth. Once I was done with that, I painted pink flowers inside the black circles and painted purple humps around the outside. Next, I drew swirls over the eyes with yellow paint and a heart between the eyes with 3 dots ascending in size. After that, I outline the mouth with orange paint and added some dots to the swirls and filled the hearts and dots. Finally I painted a black dot in the middle of each flower!
I was still feeling a little crafty, so I decided to paint the small pumpkin I got as well. For that one I painted two white coats of paint (make sure it drys completely between each coat). I then painted the stem gold, and did two coats for that as well. Finally I free handed our apartment number with the same gold paint, and did three coats for that. Super easy and adds a little sparkle to your front porch! Happy Halloween 🙂