Other Holidays

Dia de Los Muertos Sugar Skulls

Posted on October 29, 2015 by

Celebrated throughout Mexico and all over within Mexican communities, Dia de Los Muertos is a time to honor loved ones that have passed and takes place on November 1 and 2. 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.

sugar skull kit

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.

TUK shoes

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.

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