Thursday, October 1, 2015

Dia de Los Muertos Crafty Blog Hop!

I love Fall and all of the fun home decor items available! I found this large wooden skull at Michael's and decided it needed a little dressing up to make it look more like a Dia de Los Muertos decoration for my front door. You could also cut a skull out of foam core for this if you can't find the same wooden skull.

 I painted the skull using Martha Stewart's chalkboard paint by Plaid.

I added a cross applique from The Buckle Boutique and rhinestone stickers and glitter paint for a cool sugar skull effect. I also traced the outline of the features with a chalk marker.

I added a few small tissue paper flowers with flower centers made with  Kunin Felt embellished with a few rhinestone stickers for additional bling.

For the garland I used zip ties to attach Deco Mesh to a strand of orange lights and used more zip ties to add felt flowers, large paper flowers and a few additional Deco Mesh accents to create a unique frame of color for the door.

I love how this project looks at night also :)

For more sugar skull party ideas check out these Dia de Los Muertos posts:

Halloween Sugar Skull Wine Bottle Label with Free Printable

Sugar Skull Wine Charms with Free Printable 

Halloween Sugar Skull Invite with Free Printable

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The CSI Girl said...

I saw this same skull at Michael's and I would have never imagined doing this. All of it is so beautiful! The flowers, the Rhinestones! I love it all!!!!

Tammy Santana said...

Thanks Dee! I really enjoyed working on this project :)

Unknown said...

So cool, I love the idea of using the chalk paint - love :D