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Sugar Skull Craft – Painted Flower Pots

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Sugar Skull Painted Flower Pots Craft

I love creating Day of the Dead crafts. Last year I had fun making these Sugar Skull painted rocks.  This year I wanted to come up with a new sugar skull craft that would be great for a Dia de los Muertos party. Not only are these painted sugar skull flower pots easy to make, but they look beautiful on display and would be a wonderful centerpiece, party gift or party craft for Day of the Dead.


stack of colorful painted Sugar Skull Flower Pots

Supplies Sugar Skull Craft Painted Flower Pots

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Directions for Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Painted Flower Pots

1. Paint Your Flower Pot White

Start by painting your terra-cotta pots white with acrylic paint. The reason I like to make them white first is that the paint colors show up brighter. If you don’t want to paint them one by one, you can spray them instead with this white paint and primer spray.

Painting mini flower parts white to prime them

2. Add Colors

Next paint each pot a different acrylic paint color. You will need at least two coats of paint to cover the pots completely.

A rainbow of painted flower pots

3. Draw Sugar Skull Designs on the Flower Pots

Once the paint is dry, draw your sugar skull designs using a paint marker onto each flower pot.

Drawing sugar skulls on mini flower pots with a paint marker

4. Seal the Design

Not required, but if you want to add a sealant to your sugar skull pots, I like this glossy spray sealant. Lightly mist the pots with the sealant.

Completed Sugar Skull Painted Flower Pots Craft

What to do with your Sugar Skull Flower Pots

Now that your sugar skull pots are finished you can use them a variety of ways:

Day of the Dead Succulent Holder

I had fun planting mini succulents into my finished sugar skull pots.

Day of the dead flower pot succulent holder

Colorful Halloween Table Centerpiece

You can also display them as a centerpiece on a table. Mine looked great sitting on the patio outside!

Rainbow Halloween sugar skull table centerpiece

More Ideas For This Sugar Skull Craft

  • Add them to a Day of the Dead shrine.
  • Give them away as party favors if you have a Dia de los Muertos Party.
  • Add them to shelves and tables for colorful decor.

I’d love to see how you display this Day of the Dead sugar skull craft. Come show me on Instagram @Colormadehappy or Facebook. I love to share when others recreate my tutorials!

Sugar Skull Painted Flower Pots. Day of the Dead craft.

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