Dia de los Muertos is also known as the Day of the Dead.
Click to download or print PDF instructions for Dia de los Muertos candle holder by Denise Yezbak Moore.
Although it might sound a little spooky, the Day of the Dead (or Dia de los Muertos
) is a Mexican holiday celebrated on the Roman Catholic All Hallows Day, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day from October 31st to November 2nd. Its focus is on the gathering of family and friends to celebrate, honor, and remember those members of the family who have died. Denise Yezbak Moore, who makes her home in southern California, is well acquainted with these traditions. I was so happy to see the gorgeous piece Denise made to celebrate this time of year. Some symbols that are typical of this celebration are:
- sugar skulls (skulls that have been decorated with flowers and other floral embellishments)
- flowers, especially marigolds and roses
The Dia de los Muertos has become a holiday celebrated by people of many cultures, and you can now find beautiful materials to make your own Calavera Catrina
("Dapper Skeleton" or "Elegant Skull"). Just for fun, you might like to play around with PicMonkey's
Day of the Dead filter to make yourself into a Calavera Catrina
. All you need is a photo of yourself. Your Facebook profile photo is a great place to start! To make your own Dia de los Muertos candle holder gather the following (and give yourself 3-4 hours to work):
- a skull candle holder (in stores)
- Bead Gallery metal and rhinestone flower sliders
- Bead Gallery aqua acrylic roses
- Bead Gallery pink and purple acrylic flowers
- Halcraft Collection
- Bead Gallery multi reconstituted stone hearts
- Bead Gallery red acrylic flower
- Bead Gallery jet 10x25mm glass petals
- Various flat-back crystals
- E6000 glue with tips
- Glue gun
- Crayon or crystal setting tool to hold crystals in place while they set
Click to go to PicMonkey where there is a filter to make a Sugar Skull of yourself!