DIY: Day of The Dead Colorful Wreath
There are many reasons why I love to celebrate the Day of the Dead, but my favorite is definitely the freedom to use all the colors I want to decorate my home or the altar during the celebration.
I’ve been feeling lately that our front door looks sad and empty, so I decided to make something pretty related to the season, and what could be better than something inspired by this celebration that I enjoy so much. Also, I was so excited to try the Day of the Dead products by Crafty Chica, especially these colorful appliques that look super fun.
- Crafty Chica Day of the Dead Iron-on appliqué
- Glitter vinyl or fomi sheet
- A craft ring to decorate
- Tissue paper
- Thin wire
Let’s make some paper flowers!
- First, cut and make a stack of 8 squares of tissue paper.
- Fold them so they look like an accordion.
- Tie them together in the middle using the thin wire.
- Make small cuts at the ends. To make something that looks like a marigold flower, which just happens to be one of the popular flowers of the celebration, I made a cut like a heart.
- Begin to separate and open each sheet of paper.
- Now, do the same with the other colors.
Note: The larger the wreath, the larger the paper flowers need to be. I cut tissue paper squares of 5 x 5 inches and made about 10 flowers for a wreath with a 12 inch diameter.
The Crafty Chica appliques are made to decorate fabric, however, I used them differently for this project. The details and colors are amazing and I thought that would be the perfect accent to decorate this wreath for our door.
2. I glued the appliqué to the glitter vinyl sheet using hot glue. Then I cut the silhouette. The bright background will help the applique stand out, plus glitter always looks so happy.
3. Glue the silhouette to the wreath in the middle.
4. Start gluing the flowers too. Have fun playing with the order of the colors.
Now you’re ready to place your new colorful wreath on the door!
Give me some ideas, what else could you do with these colorful appliques from Crafty Chica? Do you decorate your front door during the fall season?
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