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25 Easy Day of the Dead DIY Projects

The Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday that celebrates the lives of our family members and loved ones who have passed away.  Here are 25 easy to make Day of the Dead DIY crafts, some of these are so easy they will only take a few minutes to make and most of them would make great decorations for a Day of the Dead party or celebration.

1. Pumpkin Sugar Skull Candle Holders

Day of the Dead DIY calavera pumpkin candle decor

2. Embossed Prayer Candle by Crafty Chica

Day of the Dead Skull Embossed Candle by Crafty Chica 3. Glow in the Dark Skull Lanterns Glow in the dark Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos skull lanterns made with mason jars.

4. Painted Skulls

painted skull craft for el Dia de los Muertos

5. Sugar Skull Balloons

We got some white balloons and added some intricate skull designs using a black permanent market. These where so simple to make and they looked great! The best part was how easy and affordable these where and it only took a few minutes to make them.

6. Dia de los Muertos Garland by MamiTalks 

day_of_the_dead_printable_ garland_square

7. Easy Kid-Friendly Skull Lanterns

Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead craft lanterns DIY  8. Dia de los Muertos Ribbon Bracelet Day of the Dead DIY Skull Bracelet 9. Day of the Dead Piñata DIY SKULL PINATA

10. Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Tree

This Day of the Dead sugar skull tree is a fun DIY project and easy to make!

11. Papel Picado Pumpkins by Crafty Chica


12. Stone Sugar Skulls By Alisa Burke


13. Easy Skull Box Craft

day of the dead skull box craft DIY

14. Day of the Dead Goodie Bags by Casa Artelexia

skull goodie bags for Day of the Dead

15. Day of the Dead Planters by Creative Kismet 

Sugar Skull Planters for Day of the Dead 16. Sugar Skull Dolls by ZingZing Tree SugarSkull-Doll

18. DIY Sugar Skull Paper Lanterns by Pearmama

Day of the Dead Sugar Skull paper lanterns


19. Felt Skulls from Artelexia


20. Day of the Dead Wreath by Persialou

dia de los muertos wreath persia lou 5

21. How To Make Sugar Skull Tutorial from Sugar and Charm

MexicanSugarSkulls1 22. Day of the Dead Skull Sun Catcher with Melted Beads from Artful Parent

Day of the Dead skull sun catcher craft

23. 3-D Calavera Masks

dia-de-los-muertos-masks 24. Día de los Muertos Calavera Collage by Modern Art for Kids

calavera collage for El Dia de los Muertos

25. Shrink Plastic Jewelry by Tried & True

diadelosmuertosjewelry06sm Let me know if you make any of these and make sure to add some more in the comments if you made a cute Day of the Dead DIY project yourself or find an awesome one out there.

About the author

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

Paula moved from her native Guatemala to SW Florida with her husband and two children and together they are discovering what it means to live life between two languages.

Paula studied architecture who now makes a living as a freelance writer, traveler and amateur photographer. She started her writing & publishing career as the editor of Bebé y Mamá, the first parenting magazine in Guatemala. She is the founder of www.GrowingUpBilingual.com and www.365thingsswfl.com and writes articles in Spanish and English for both magazines and the web on travel, food and bicultural and bilingual parenting .

When she is not on a plane or road trip she likes to create recipes inspired in the flavors of her native Guatemala.

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  1. Ana Paula

    Wow, this is really good! Thank you soooo much!♥♥♥ Gracias ☺

  2. Giovanni

    This is marvelous

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