Day of the Dead crafts: Making crepe paper marigolds

Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead decorations 

This last week I have been getting together my Dia de los Muertos decorations. Making crepe paper marigolds for a little Dia de Los Muertos shrine. These are particularly small, flowers for a crown…fit for Prince…

The process of making the mini paper marigolds are the same as making the larger ones,  except for the stapling. Instead I sewed the paper circles together, a few stitches apiece. 

I have also been making dozens of these paper marigolds for the shrine in a larger version. Papel picado, lamps, colouring in skulls, flower crowns are also in the pipeline. 

I like to observe Dia de los Muertos. It’s nice when your friends and relatives come over. The crafts projects are varied, cheap to make and fantastically coloured. I miss my departed, as we all do, and taking time in remembrance is connecting and healing. I haven’t heard any annoying jingles on the radio in the months leading up. 

Dia de los Muertos is the best holiday. 

Because of course Prince is invited to the party!

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Visual artist originally from Australia, travelling the world creating crocheted wearable art and functional textile pieces. Sustainable art and slow fashion made from recycled fabrics, wools and metal. Colourful. Psychedelic. Unique.
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