Want to make Halloween decorations that cost about a dollar but look like Martha made them? Jenn from Rook No. 17 shows us how to go “dollar store cheap to boutique chic” with some glittered skulls from the dollar store. You probably know that newsprint, book pages, and sheet music are a hot decorator item (just check this amazing ruffly book page wreath by Living With Lindsay that has gone all around the internet and back again), but did you think of pairing the printed page with glitter skulls when you saw them sitting there in all their Vegas glory on the dollar store shelf? I didn’t either, but these Jenn’s skulls are downright dapper in their new duds. [how to make Victorian Halloween decorations]

Jenn has given these skulls each a name, too — how cute is that? They are, clockwise from the top left: The Clown, The Piper, The Nurse and The Gentleman, and Jenn promises that if you can roll paper and use a glue gun, then you can make these Victorian-looking decorations.

Project Estimate:

  • Glitter skull, $1
  • Paper cupcake liners, $1 or on hand
  • Newsprint or book pages, on hand
  • Ribbon, $1 or on hand
  • Tissue paper, $1 or on hand
  • Hot glue and glue sticks, on hand

Total: $1 and up