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One Pair of Skull Stack Lights

Materials:
2 Cans Greatstuff expanding foam @ $3.50 ea $7.00
1/2 Can Rustoleum Black Primer/Sealer (@ $2.50per can) $1.25
8 Flickering Candle Lights purchased on Xmas
Clearance @75%off ($0.96 ea regular price, $0.24 ea clearance) $1.92
2 6ft extension cords (@ $.079 ea) $1.58
Just a dab of 3 colors of Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints $0.50
3 Hotmelt Glue sticks $1.00
4 Wire nuts $0.32
1 Cranberry Candle $1.00

TOTAL MATERIAL COST $14.50

PROCEDURE:
I made 8 Greatstuff Skulls from a latex mold (yeild is around 4-5 skulls per can) I then arranged the skulls and tacked together with hotmelt glue. I then applied a small amount of greatstuff between the skulls to fuse each stack together. I cut the plugs off of the flickering candle lights, and arranged the candles on the stacks of skulls. I cut holes in the skull stacks, and poked holes clear thu to the bottom to thread the cords thru. Then I glued the candles in place with Hotmelt glue. With the cords extending out the bottom, I wired each set of cords together and spliced to the extension cords with wire nuts. Each skull stack was then painted with flat black primer/sealer. I then drybrushed the black skulls with acrylic paints, mixing paints as necessary to get the desired effect. When dry, I melted cranberry candle wax down the candlesticks and onto the skulls.
 

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Wow Dave
I really like those!! Excellent!!
I will be making me some soon.
Thanks on the How to!
 

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Those look great. I could see them on my dinning room table. How many skull molds do you have? Do you have to do several molds at once to keep from wasting the greatstuff?
 

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Those look great. I could see them on my dinning room table. How many skull molds do you have? Do you have to do several molds at once to keep from wasting the greatstuff?
Just one mold. The trick is to cut off the end of the tube just before you fill up the next mold.....gets pretty small by #4 or 5, but still fill up ok. The skull I used for these stacks were ones that lended up looking weird....trimming off the lower jaw helped out a bunch.
 

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Thanks again everyone! The skull mold was done with MoldMakers Latex..Latex mold with plaster of paris mother mold around it..somebody on this forum has a terrific how-to that I was reading the other day....I'll have to see if I can find it.
 
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