Pop Art Zombie Planters.

I am a huge supporter of our teachers. They sacrifice so much of themselves for their students and are helping mold these young minds. We have gotten so lucky with Violet so far with her having incredible teachers. This year Violet has a male teacher that is very cool and hip. The kids love him. He's silly while still being structured and keeping the kids on track. In fact, Violet loves him so much she begs to go early everyday because he goes early as well and shows the kids how to golf before class. I never expected Violet to enjoy golf because let's be real, unless its miniature it's boring. 

To show our appreciation we always give gifts on the holidays. I try to keep the gifts practical with providing supplies for the class or gift cards so they can treat themselves, but this Halloween I went a little different route since her teacher is so fun. I made some zombie succulent planters for a fun gift for his desk with a card saying "Thanks for helping grow braaaaiiiiinnnnssss." 

What You Need:

  • Plastic skulls (I got mine at DollarTree)
  • Acrylic paint in various colors
  • Shellac
  • Dirt
  • Plants
  • Drill
  • Sandpaper
  • Plastic eyeballs
  • Googly eyes
  • Hot Glue

How To Do It:

1.  Using black paint trace along the teeth, inside the nose and eye sockets. Map out where your ripped skin will be and line it out in black. 

2. Add your details to the exposed wound areas with whites, reds and pinks. 

3. Paint your remaining areas a solid color for the skin. I used bright pink, blue and green to keep with the pop art theme. Once dry add your details like cheekbones and cracks in black.

4. For the dangling eye, hot glue the back of the eyeball. Go slowly and let the glue build onto itself. Once the glue dries paint the glue red and glue into eye socket. Once cooled paint the glue in the socket black.

5. Glue in googly eyes in remaining sockets.

6. Using a large drill bit remove 3-4 in circle in the back of the skull. Sand the hole to remove excess plastic. 

7. Spray your planter with shellac and allow to dry.

8. Plant your favorite succulents and watch them grow.

9. Add a card that says "Thanks for helping grow braaaaiiiinnnnssss!" if for a teacher, coach or aide.