Dia De Los Muertos

Day of the dead

Dia De Los Muertos is coming up and I can not wait! What is Dia De Los Muertos

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and acknowledged around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. In 2008 the tradition was inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.[1] You can read more about it at this link https://en. wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Dead.  I myself am not Hispanic, but last summer when my husband and I went to Mexico for vacation I loved learning the history and their Culture. So let’s just say I am obsessed with Sugar skulls, and anything that represents Dia De Los Muertos.  The meaning behind it I think is a wonderful way of remembering your friends, and family members who have died,and celebrate new life for them. So I  became crafty this year and made felt sugar skulls. It was not really that hard to do I found a template of a sugar skull copied it and then traced it on Freezer paper. Freezer paper is the stuff you can buy at your local supermarket. It is awesome to use cause once you cut out the tracing that you made on the freezer paper,  then you can use an iron on low heat and iron the freezer paper on the felt! It makes life so much easier to cut the object out of felt since the freezer paper sticks to the felt after you iron it on.

Next I just used Jewels and puffy paint and designed each and everyone of them differently by hand. After you design them let them sit for a couple of hours to dry. ( opps almost forgot to get the jewels to stick on the felt use fabric glue or a glue gun on low heat.)    Day of the dead 3

The last thing I did was add thick twine to the back of the skulls with a glue gun and made them like a garland to hang. There you have it Sugar skulls garland to represent Dia De los Muertos. Day of the Dead 2


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