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Eye Candy: 10 DIYs for Día de los Muertos

10 colourful DIYs for Dia De Los Muertos
Photo: Design is Yay

While I've never been a fan of Halloween, I've always loved the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) that takes place from October 31st to November 2nd.

Having grown up thinking of death as a very sombre occasion, I find myself drawn to the beautifully joyous way the deceased are honoured in at this time of year in celebrations full of colour, vibrancy and positivity.  

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If you're planning to decorate your house for Día de los Muertos, click through for some of my favourite Day of the Dead DIYs.

 Wow your friends and family with these stunning sugar skulls (via Sugar and Charm)

Edible sugar skulls - Sugar and Charm
Photo: Sugar and Charm

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to decorate your home is with paper and these printable sugar skulls are perfect for a Day of the Dead party (via Design is Yay).

Printable sugar skulls - Design is Yay
Photo: Design is Yay

This sugar skull inspired succulent planter is all kinds of lovely (via Sugar and Charm)

Succulent sugar skull planter - Sugar and Charm
Photo: Sugar and Charm

Having a candy buffet at your celebrations? These little marshmallows might be just the ticket! (via Mom.Me)

Sugar skull marshmallows - Mom.me
Photo: Mom.Me

Sugar skull pots! Proof that holiday decorations can be both beautiful AND functional (via Plaid).

Sugar skull plant pots - Plaid
Photo: Plaid

If you're hosting a Day of the Dead party these sugar skull chocolate wrappers would make great party favours (via Make and Tell).

Sugar skull chocolate bar wrappers
Photo: Make and Tell

Want to go all out with your decorating? This sugar skull pinata will be the talking point of any Día de los Muertos party (via Artelexia)

Sugar Skull pinata - Casa Artelexia
Photo: Artelexia

Or perhaps you'd prefer to start a little simpler? Try decorating some balloons in pretty sugar skull motifs (via Growing Up Bilingual)

Sugar skull balloons - Growing Up Bilingual
Photo: Growing Up Bilingual

If you're feeling a bit adventurous, try out these sugar skull pumpkins for size! (via Brit + Co).

sugar skull pumpkins - Brit + Co
Photo: Brit + Co

Use this sugar skull garland to light up the celebrations after the sun goes down (via Ohoh Blog)

sugar skull garland - Ohoh blog
Photo: Ohoh Blog

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