Our new Crafty Chica Challenge has just begun! This time your mission is to create a Day of the Dead shrine. You can read more about the history of the Day of the Dead at The Arizona Republic. I’ve gathered here a bevy of images and tutorials from Crafty Chica herself to get you started!
Skeleton Shadow Box, La Catrina Cigar Box Shrine, Ofrenda for Steve Irwin, Day of the Dead Shrines
You’ll probably want to make some sugar skulls to go with your shrine. Pictured above are sugar skulls made by our Sheena Stevens, our MAKE/CRAFT sales and marketing coordinator. Learn how to make your own sugar skulls with Crafty Chica’s recipe.
To enter this Crafty Chica Challenge, please submit photos of your shrine to the Crafty Chica Challenge Flickr group. Enter in a 250 word or less description of what your shrine represents and what materials were used in its creation.
If you’re joining in on the contest, here’s the code for the badge to display on your site or blog.
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