As creepy as it might seem with all of the skeletons and what not, it's actually a very special time of year. The day is dedicated to memorializing, remembering, and including the special people in our lives who have passed. Throughout Mexico you'll find altars of all sizes complete with photos, skulls, flowers, art, and gifts to the dead.
Much to the Mr.'s dismay, I wanted to go for Día de los Muertos theme for Halloween this year. I guess Hurricane Sandy was on his side because we couldn't decorate anywhere near as lavishly as I had wanted. He and I did get to make some sugar skull window clings last minute and I absolutely love them. I did make a sugar skull jack-o-lantern with my super sweet Williams-Sonoma carving kit.
Here are the projects that I would have liked to do if I only had the time (and two good feet to get me from point A to point B). At least there is always next year!
via Maker Mama
via Teach Kids Art
via Pomme Frites
via Creative Kismet
via Raw Bone Studio
via Craft Habit
via Crafty Modern
And finally, after finishing all of those projects, I'm sure I would have worked up an appetite for some Pan de Muerto
At least there is always next year! Enjoy every moment of today, and in honor of Día de los Muertos, spend a few minutes remembering those who can only be with us in spirit.I'd be delighted if you'd consider following Spool and Spoon via email or through Google Friend Connect; there are plenty of other simple tutorials and mouth-watering recipes for you to discover! Also, did you know Spool and Spoon has a Facebook? Hop on over so you don't miss any of the fun.
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