Who is in the mood for some happy Dia de Los Muertos party decorations? Check out this Day of the Dead Craft of paper rosettes.
Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
This is a 3,000 year-old tradition from Mexico where we honor our loved ones who have passed on. The overall spirit is celebrating the cycle of life. An ofrenda is set up in the home or graveyard and lined with fresh marigolds, sugar skulls, copal and small items representing the soul who passed.
You can read more about Dia de Los Muertos here!
Items you’ll also need to make this Day of the Dead craft of paper rosettes:
– Glue stick
– Card stock
– Glitter or sequins
– Scrapbook paper cut into rectangles (4×6 is good)
– Centerpiece item for your rosette
-Hanging attachment for the wall, or punch a hole and use monofilament
Paper rosette directions:
Separate the papers by color.
For this project, you’ll want to use contrasting colors for the best effect.
If that’s a little too much for your style, go with one design or color story.
Fold, fold, fold!
Accordion fold each paper, until you have eight.
Apply the glue stick to the ends and connect them all together.
Make sure they line up evenly, you may need to trim one or two.
This what they should look like. OK…I don’t have the rest of the pictures, they disappeared from my camera!
But I do have a video tutorial!
Thanks for checking out my Dady of the Dead craft about how to make paper rosettes!
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