Dia de Los Muertos is a time to honor loved ones that have passed. It may sound sad but it is really uplifting with food, memories and celebration. Celebrated throughout Mexico and all over within Mexican communities this holiday takes place on November 1 and 2.
It is a day to visit cemeteries, clean up graves, construct altars at the cemetery or in the home and a chance to gather to celebrate life.
A typical image found within this holiday is the sugar skull. Sugar skulls are made out of sugar (duh!) and usually contain the name of a departed loved one in icing on them. They are not meant to be eaten but displayed. Here are a few of my sugar skull picks.
My boyfriend recently bought me this mug from Papyrus. It was the last one in the store and they took it out of the window display. I love it.
This kitty by Magic Bean Buyer would be the perfect tribute to a departed furry friend. Our personal altar always has a special cat section.
You can paint your own sugar skull with this tiny kit that comes complete with a skull, paint and decorations. I recently bought one and painted the small ceramic skull. You can easily use objects for your craft stash in this project. One tip I have is use a better brush that the kit comes with for fine details like the teeth area.
How about sugar skull shoes you can wear year around? These vegan flats from TUK will be perfect to get your feet noticed during festivities or running around town.
This colorful enamel pin by The Happy Skull Studio is a subtle way to add sugar skull flair to any outfit.
I hope that this brings to light a bit of this holiday to those not familiar. If you are celebrating this year I hope your festivities bring you joy.
Kendy (AKA MissMuffcake) lives in California with her boyfriend Matt and two kitties (Mady & Mortis). In her spare time she likes eating/creating vegan food, petting kittens, collecting cute toys, wandering cemeteries, making zines and doing yoga.