Day of the Dead Tote
October 30, 2009 in Projects
Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and other Latin countries which honors and celebrates friends and family members. Every year on November 1st and 2nd, All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day, alters are made to honor loved ones in which favorite food and drinks are set out in honor of the deceased. Decorations are bright and vibrant to truly celebrate life and not mourn death. Flowers, candles, brightly colored sugar skulls as well as favorite music is all a part of the festival.
Being that the celebration is such a colorful and beautiful event, there are great craft projects that use the colors and fun sugar skull images of the festival.¬† I have made an easy tote using some fabric featuring the sugar skull image.¬† It is a large tote that would be great for taking books to and from the library or some light grocery shopping.¬† When putting this together don’t be afraid to use bright colors that mix n’ match.¬† The Day of the Dead celebration is all¬† about the vibrancy of life.