As you can see, Dia de los Muertos is a huge holiday in Mexico and it should surprise nobody that you’ll find plenty of Day of the Dead decorations through Pinterest and Google Search. Contrary to popular notions, Dia de los Muertos is not Mexico’s Halloween though both holidays do have similar traditions like dressing in costumes, partying, skull decorations, and trick or treating in some regions. Of course, traditions can vary from town to town. Though I have seen it presented this way. Seriously, it’s not. Nevertheless, since Mexicans are among the largest US ethnic groups as well as among the fastest growing that some horrible orange man with straw hair wants to build a wall on the US-Mexican border. So I advise everyone not to vote this fucktard for president and stick with Hillary Clinton regardless of how you feel about her e-mails. Moving on, it’s not uncommon for many Dia de los Muertos decorations to contain skulls otherwise known as calaveras. You know the decorated sugar skulls. They also have bright flowers and other Mexican motifs. So for your reading pleasure, I give you a treasure trove of Day of the Dead craft projects.
- Sit back and relax on this Mexican chair.
I don’t think this could be done from scratch. But I do admire fine embroidery craftsmanship when I see it. Lovely.
2. There’s nothing more fitting than a plush skull with spiderwebs in its hair.
Even has dangling bones for earrings. And the spiderwebs are all different colors.
3. This rose headband would look great on any costumed Catrina.
Yes, people dress in costumes during this holiday. But I think this flower headband is pretty.
4. Keep warm this Dia de los Muertos with this colorful quilt.
And yes, it has plenty of skulls on it for your heart’s heart content. In triangle and square pattern.
5. No Day of the Dead could be without this crocheted Frida Kahlo doll.
Well, that’s a dead Frida amigurumi doll no doubt. But I think she’s supposed to look more decomposed.
6. Grace your mantle with these Day of the Dead nesting dolls.
As you can see, they all have skulls on them. They also have bright colors and symbols.
7. Keep warm in the cold with this crocheted skull cap.
This one has blue flowers on it. Sure it’s kind of freaky but it’s well suited for Day of the Dead.
8. For your beautiful houseplants, this Frida Kahlo flower pot is for you.
Notice she’s not a skull in this one. Yet, she has part of her face covered in bright flowers.
9. Make your Dia de los Muertos festive with this deco mesh wreath.
Has a colorful skull in the middle. And yes, the colors seem festive for a time of remembrance. But this is a Mexican holiday.
10. Check out this sugar skull mosaic.
I’m sure the skulls used in these are fake. But this one contains eyes akin to suns.
11. This stained glass skull panel is a morbid delight.
Well, it’s an elaborate skull to say so myself. Love the eyes and forehead. Yes, I know a lot of these decorations contain skulls. But what do you expect?
12. A colorful skull mask should always have birds and flowers.
I’m not sure if it’s for a costume or for hanging on a wall. Still, like the smile.
13. Nothing makes Dia de los Muertos complete like this skeleton quilt.
Seems like it’s a Mexican version of “Dumb Ways to Die.” Or as they say. “Formas Estupidas Morir.” Well, at least some of the patchwork scenes.
14. This mosaic skull has a butterfly in its eye.
This one is mostly lined with pink. And I think the butterfly brings a sweet touch.
15. Lounge outside in the fall weather with this Dia de los Muertos chair.
This one has two skeletons in love on the back. How sweet like something in a Tim Burton movie.
16. If skulls aren’t your thing, try these skeleton nesting dolls.
Well, they’re just as morbid as the other set. But they seem to be richly painted.
17. Try to go out in this crocheted skull cap.
This one has a rose and eyes lined with blue. Not as fancy as the other one but still just as lovely.
18. Cuddle up this Dia de los Muertos with this skull quilt.
It’s as colorful a skull quilt as I’ve seen one. Each skull is uniquely decorated in its own way.
19. Keep clean this Day of the Dead with some skull soap.
Wonder if they have some skull soap for Halloween. Bet they have but I didn’t check.
20. Dia de los Muertos is always a time to wear a flowery skull pendant.
This one has a turquoise skull. Yes, I know skull jewelry is a thing according to Etsy.
21. Keep your ipad secure from evil spirits with this Day of the Dead case.
This one has a skull and a jewels on the cover. Yes, I know the skull motif is a bit creepy but get used to it.
22. Bundle up with your very own Dia de los Muertos crocheted scarf.
Consists of crocheted skulls and roses. I know they usually don’t go together, except at grave sites.
23. Never have I saw as skull like this so richly decorated.
Yeah, you can find some unique designs like this on Pinterest. Love the hat.
24. “Angelica, will you marry me?”
“I thought you’d never ask.” Keep in mind, this display is from a craft store. So it’s all good.
25. A spiderweb should always go well with roses.
This is another headband for a costume with roses, a spiderweb, and black tulle. Still, I think it’s stunning.
26. Be hospitable to guests with this sugar skull wreath with roses.
Yes, roses and skulls seem to go together during Dia de los Muertos. This one is a red and white variation.
27. How about this purple mask and flowers?
Yes, there’s a skeleton hand coming out of it. And teeth under the lips. But you have to expect this.
28. For the Day of the Dead, these skull crosses seem like holy relics.
Well, not all of these have skulls on it. One has the Virgin Mary and the other has a mermaid. Not sure why for the latter.
29. A blue and black skull can always use some metal inlaids.
Yes, it’s another mosaic skull. And yes, you’ll see a lot of these. But this one really has a lot going for it.
30. This skull lamp will surely light up a room.
It even has flowers in the eyes. Of course, it’s from a metal shade over a light.
31. This crocheted garland is great over any fireplace.
Sure it contains skulls and flowers. But you can almost hang it anywhere you please. Not sure if you can use it as a scarf.
32. I’m sure any cat lover on Dia de los Muertos would enjoy these statues.
Yes, these are cat statues painted like skeletons. They also have other animals if you’re interested.
33. The light really comes out from this skull panel.
Sure it doesn’t use a lot of colors. But it has a very elaborate design few could master.
34. This skull can reflect almost anything.
This mirror tiles were either from a disco ball or a cut up mirror. Still, love the pink flower eyes.
35. Of course, white skulls can be pretty, too if you use marble.
Sure this one may have copper teeth. But it has a lovely purple decoration. Love it.
36. Skulls and flowers always make this ceramic candelabra.
I saw a few of these on Pinterest. Not sure if they’re mass produced or handmade. Either way, goes on my post.
37. With these skull pots, you can create an interesting stack of house plants.
Yes, I’ve seen a few of these for other holidays. Yet, each skull pot has a unique flower in it.
38. Grace your front door this Dia de los Muertos with this skull and flower wreath.
Sure it might just be a normal flower wreath without the decorated skulls. But it’s nevertheless stunning.
39. Nothing makes Dia de los Muertos worthwhile than a colorful skull banner.
Now this is a very colorful display that seems to glow in the dark. Then again, they used a bright yellow I’ve seen on PennDOT uniforms.
40. Of course, sometimes you might need to touch it up with a few roses.
Another mosaic skull with reflective tiles. Yet, this one has flowery, cheeks, lips, and roses.
41. This Dia de los Muertos, how about pull a chair?
This one has a skull with roses and candles. Yes, it’s a morbid but stunning display on the seat.
42. For wreaths on Day of the Dead, the more festive the better.
This one has skulls, flowers, ribbons, and more. What else could you want?
43. Remember your deceased loved ones with these Dia de los Muertos candle holders.
Each one has a decorated skull design for your desires. Of course, I’m not sure these are appropriate but what do you know?
44. This skull vase is great for holding flowers.
Sure people might think you’re a bit too into the Addams family (if you’re not Mexican). But these skulls are richly decorated for Day of the Dead.
45. With this chair, you can sit on Calavera Catrina’s lap.
Yes, this is the original Calavera Catrina design. However, I do like her outrageous hat which I think goes well with her blue dress.
46. This cowboy skeleton fears nobody.
Well, I see a decorated skull biting his foot. So he shouldn’t spend too much time gloating.
47. You could hold these felt skulls in the palm of your hand.
They also have sequin eyes and come in variety of bright colors. Yet, not all seem to smile.
48. Curl up on your couch with this skull pillow.
Has a lot of impressive embroidery. Love the flowery eyes and other motifs.
49. This tapestry makes a great Day of the Dead garden flag.
Of course, by that time of year the garden is mostly dead anyway. Or at least it’s dead in my neck of the woods.
50. This mosaic skull always looks bright in the right circumstances.
Not sure why it has clocks in its eyes. Maybe they know everything. I was just joking.
51. Sure you may have heard of a sugar skull? But have ever seen a pumpkin skull before?
Yes, I’m aware some Halloween traditions get intermeshed with Dia de los Muertos. But this is a very nice rendition. The spider, skeleton hand, and flowers is spot on.
52. On the Day of the Dead, a skull sampler is always most becoming.
However, it’ll take more work than if it’s just for Halloween. Of course, you can use this one for Halloween, too.
53. Guess you can never come across a wooden skull panel like this.
Well, it’s on a square panel with a skull painted on it. But I do love the purple flower eyes.
54. You can never overdo the orange flowers with this wreath.
This one has so many decorations going for it. Love the skull with heart eyes and veil.
55. Dress in style this Dia de los Muertos with these beaded skull earrings.
The flowers are beaded. The skulls aren’t. But I don’t think they go with the pendant I showed earlier.
56. Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with this skeletal flamingo in your yard.
I’m sure there are plenty of Mexicans who live in Florida. Since it would be a perfect lawn decoration for them this time of year.
57. Never thought I’d ever see a sugar skull jack-o-lantern before.
Well, these only have only the eyes and nose carved out. I guess they were painted before they met the knife.
58. This skull stained glass mosaic panel is great for any window.
Might freak out some of the neighbors in the process. But it certainly has an intricate design.
59. This skull suncatcher seems content with nature.
This one has roses with a butterfly. Not very decorative but surely fitting.
60. This shiny skull mosaic bears a nice, shiny cross.
Well, Dia de los Muertos does have some religious elements in it. But these tiles seem highly reflective if you ask me.
61. With these Dia de los Muertos earrings and necklace, you’ll be talk of the town.
Contains roses as well as beads in rainbow colors. Yes, seems morbid but we’re talking about a holiday centering around death here.
62. Honor your loved ones this Day of the Dead with this colorful inviting shrine.
Seems like it was straight out of IKEA before being brightly painted. Of course, there are skulls on the border.
63. Keep almost anything safe with these skull bottles or dispensers.
From how I see it, they look like soap dispensers to me. Colorful skulls but soap dispensers nevertheless.
64. This colorful skull lamp would certainly wow visitors.
This one even has crazy eyes to hypnotize. Still, love the flowers.
65. Don’t like wreaths? Hope this Catrina hanging suits your fancy.
This may be of Frida Kahlo but I’m not really sure. Sometimes it’s hard to tell by the skull alone.
66. This skull wreath is all full with ribbons.
Well, it has ribbons, all right. And it’s surely festive even with the skull in the center.
67. Delight your guests this Dia de los Muertos with these skull dishes.
This set features a man, woman, dog and cat. Woman has marigolds for hair and a butterfly decoration.
68. In this felt sampler, this skull has a rainbow headdress of flowers and grapes.
Well, the colors aren’t in order, but still. Again, I’m not sure if it’s supposed to be Frida Kahlo since she appears a lot in these decorations.
69. Never saw such a fine skull mask like this before.
So I guess this one is for hanging. Still, love the pearly whites and the bejeweled eye sockets. Very classy.
70. Keep your belongings secure with this little coffin box.
And the one for the Day of the Dead gets a very flowery finish. Love the pink flowery border on this. Stunning.
71. Dazzle everyone with this flowery Dia de los Muertos necklace.
Has a skull in the center but flowers all over the place. Hope it doesn’t weigh anyone down.
72. This skull bottle lamp can change in to many different colors.
Well, as far as Pinterest is concerned. But I have some idea, that there’s something funky going on inside.
73. This owl eyed skull jack-o-lantern is a real hoot.
Okay, it may not be an owl since I saw it had teeth which owls don’t have. But the eyes and nose sure made me think that.
74. This white skull chair has a few flowery touches.
This is contrary to the black one we saw before. Still, you have to admire the fine paint job.
75. This skull scarf will keep you warm in the dead of fall.
Contains all the skulls and flowers for your desires. And in a black background for added morbidity.
76. Bet you’d want to cuddle with this skull pillow.
Well, this one is in a skull shape. Contains a purple cross and pink flower eyes.
77. Perhaps you might want to take a cup and stay awhile.
Seems like these skull mugs almost give the word a whole new meaning. Like the one with the sacred heart.
78. Serve a drink at your Dia de los Muertos party with this mosaic bottle.
I had one featured in my Cinco de Mayo craft post in April. But not nearly as colorful as this one.
79. Never came across a skull mosaic with porcelain flower eyes before.
OR a nose for that matter. Yes, some of these skulls can be very elaborate if you use the right tiles.
80. Sometimes a partial mask can be better than the full face.
Even a partial mask can contain skull eyes and a skull nose. The flower is a great touch.
81. Hey, is that a skeletal mariachi band?
You may not hear any music from these guys. But they sure make a great lawn decoration trio.
82. This skull necklace is almost to die for on Dia de los Muertos.
Again, I almost thought this was an owl due to the big yes. And maybe it is. But now I don’t think so.
83. For double glass doors, these colorful skull wreaths are perfect.
As far as I can tell, they seem to come in a set. Still, you can’t help but adore them.
84. If you’re serving tea or hot water, here’s the perfect pot for you.
Yes, this is a pottery tea pot or kettle. And it has a skull design to fit with the occasion.
85. These turquoise skull and rose earrings are surely a delight.
If these skulls were surrounded by other flowers, they’d be perfect with the pendant necklace. But they don’t. Then again, sometimes it’s best to be simple.
86. This mosaic Frida Kahlo skull is a work of a true artist.
Like Frida Kahlo was herself. At least I could tell it’s here here. Love the earrings.
87. This Mexican chair is loaded with colors and birds.
It has two peacocks on the seat. Not to mention, even the chair back and legs are painted in bright colors.
88. A mosaic skull could never have too many flowers.
This one has flowers almost everywhere. It even has roses on the forehead.
89. This owl skeleton figure is especially flowery.
See, I told you they had other animals. And I definitely know this is an owl.
90. For a more elaborate display, you can’t go wrong with this skull headdress.
Might make people scratch their heads. But I’m sure it’ll go well with whatever dress you pick.
91. For a more simple look, this skull wreath comes with a few homey touches.
Well, it only has a few skulls on it along with some flowers. But I do think it goes great with any front door.
92. This dancing skeleton quilt will sure make things lively at your home.
Yeah, you see a lot of skeletons depicted this way this time of year. Of course, what do you expect?
93. For a morbid hair piece, these skull flowers will satisfy.
And I’m sure they will on Dia de los Muertos. Available in 7 different colors.
94. This skull pillow and rug always go hand in hand.
Doesn’t hurt they’re both crocheted in the same pattern. As far as I can tell.
95. For a more flowery cross, these may strike your fancy.
Available in several bright colors. Each one also has flowers, too.
96. Hope your little one has hours of fun on this skeletal rocking horse.
Okay, that’s pretty clever and creative. Love how the bones are painted.
97. Raise a glass to your deceased loved ones with these skull wine glasses.
I’m sure these are only just for decoration. Still, they come in a wide variety of colors.
98. This turquoise rose and skull bracelet is all the rage on Dia de los Muertos.
This one goes with the turquoise skull and rose earrings. So I had to include it.
99. For a mask like this one, you’d almost mistake it for a masterpiece.
This one is painted like a skull with a wide array of purple flowers. Like the purple butterfly.
100. With this skull lounge chair, you can lounge around like there’s no tomorrow.
Yes, this skull lounge chair is more decorated than it’s Halloween counterpart. But it still has the skull eyes and nose.