Need a Dia de los Muertos shrine idea? I have a good one! This will fit nicely with your other Day of the Dead crafts – flowers, miniatures, glitter y mas!
I love this time of year because all I can think about is celebrating Dia de los Muertos – and making shrines and ofrendas to honor loved ones who have passed away.
While we have an ofrenda in our house, I also like to make smaller ones to place as decorations. I recently came across some lanterns and thought they would be perfect to house little muertos scenes!
Here is a video tutorial I made of this Day of the Dead Shrine DIY
Materials for your Day of the Dead Shrine DIY:
- Glittered cardstock
- Small Day of the Dead figurines
- Small decorations, such as a faux mini cactus or silk marigold flowers
- Craft paint
- Handheld rotary tool
- Hanging ornament decoration
- Hot glue
- Dry adhesive dots
- Battery-operated tealights
- Colored tissue paper
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Instructions for this Day of the Dead craft:
Paint the outside of the lantern and let dry.
Drill two holes in the bottom of the lantern.
Tie a piece of thin wire to the lantern.
Cut the glittered cardstock to fit inside the lantern. Use the dry adhesive to secure it inside.
Add the larger decoration inside the back of the shrine and put the figurines up front. Use hot glue
Cut mini banners from the tissue paper and use the dry adhesive to glue around the outside of
Hang an ornament from the wire from the bottom of the lantern.
Insert the battery-operated tealight inside the lantern.
I hope you liked this Day of the Dead craft!
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2 thoughts on “Dia de Los Muertos Shrine DIY: Use a Lantern!”
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I LOVE THIS!!! Thank you for this idea.