This colorful DIY Sugar Skull Banner is an easy way to decorate for Day of the Dead!
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Do you celebrate Day of the Dead? It’s almost here!
I always loved Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos). It’s such a special way to remember loved ones who’ve touch our lives.
Last year I created a hand-drawn sugar skull printable for Day of the Dead, and I love how it turned out.
Rather than reinvent the wheel this year, I decided to turn that drawing into a colorful DIY Sugar Skull Banner.
DIY Sugar Skull Banner
Sugar skulls, or calaveras de azúcar, are a very common Day of the Dead symbol.
They’re given as gifts to both the living and the dead.
For this DIY Sugar Skull Banner, I strung mini sugar skulls up with colorful faux flowers.
To get started, I shrunk the drawing I made last year to the create mini skulls. Aren’t they fun?
(I’m sharing a free sugar skull printable so you can make your own banner, too.)
Then, I cut the skulls out and attached them to twine along with some pretty flowers.
I’m so happy with how this DIY sugar skull decor turned out! It’s so bright and colorful.
This DIY Sugar Skull Banner is perfect for Day of the Dead, and it can be used for Halloween, too.
Are you ready to learn how to make your own?
DIY Sugar Skull Banner
Here’s what you’ll need to recreate this DIY sugar skull decor idea:
- free sugar skull printable (scroll to end of the post for file)
- card stock
- faux flowers (Michaels has a great selection.)
- hot glue gun
Start by printing out the sugar skull file on card stock.
Then, cut out the skulls.
Pull the stems off the faux flowers.
My flowers still had a little stem that stuck out after I did that, so I snipped it off with my scissors.
Hot glue the skulls to the twine. I used a post it note to keep mine spaced evenly.
Then, glue the flowers in between the skulls.
Tip: attach the flowers to the twine a little above the stem. That way, your flowers will lay flatter.
Your DIY Sugar Skull Banner is complete!
Wasn’t that easy?
I hope you enjoyed this fun sugar skull craft project!
You can download the skull PDF below.
Free Printable Sugar Skull Banner
To get the free sugar skull banner printable, just click on the image below (anywhere except the “Pin Me” button):
How are you planning to decorate for Halloween or Day of the Dead this year?
P.S. Check out all my Halloween ideas!
P.P.S. And don’t forget to grab the full-sized Sugar Skull Printable, too!