Sugar Skull Wreath

Posted by on Nov 08, 2011


One of my favorite aspects of southwestern culture is Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that celebrates the lives of deceased friends and family members. It is closely associated with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day, and it takes place on November 1st and 2nd.
I love all of the art associated with Day of the Dead, especially calaveras de azúcar, or sugar skulls. Sugar skulls represent the souls of the departed and are placed on ofrendas, or altars, as offerings to the deceased. They are beautiful, inedible works of art. Looking at photos of sugar skulls online inspired me to make this wreath for my home.

Materials: 1 Floracraft 14'' Straw Wreath, 1 ball of Jo-Ann Sensations Sumptuous Yarn in teal, 2 bushes of Autumn Inspirations silk marigolds, 1 4-ounce package of Crayola Model Magic Modeling Clay in white, Crafty Chica 3D Doodle Paints in opaques, 1 package of Darice 1" pins, Glue gun, Clear hot glue sticks, Scissors

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