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Last year my Halloween decor was all black and white, and I really liked it. But this year, I have been really inspired by Dia de los Muertos, which meant I had to let some color in. My projects this year have all been inspired by the colorful sugar skulls and ofrendas used to celebrate the holiday. Another Dia de los Muertos symbol is the marigold, the pretty organge flowers used to decorate altars made for loved ones, so I made my own version of marigold tissue paper flowers as the base for my wreath.
This may be a little weird, but it was a stretch for me to incorporate orange into my Halloween/Fall decor because I’m really not big on orange for the most part. So I incorporated some light pinks, yellows, and corals into the flowers, and I really like the way they all look together.
To make this wreath, you will need:
- tissue paper in yellow, peach, and orange
- wire wreath form (I found mine at the dollar store)
- sugar skull cookie cutters (or a skull template)
- black and white striped ribbon
- white felt
- black puffy paint
- hot glue gun
To embellish the wreath, I added a black and white bow and a little felt sugar skull. I used some sugar skull cookie cutters I have to help me make my felt sugar skull, but you can find all kinds of sugar skull design inspiration online.