Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Wall Hanging

Hi All,

I actually did this on the night of Tues, May 12th. 🙂 I apologize for not getting this up sooner, but you know…. the life of a mom can be unpredictable, but when there are also special needs involved… it really gets crazy sometimes.

I made these Crocheted Skulls last fall following the YouTube tutorial found here. But I wasn’t really sure how I wanted to use them…. so after making them I set them aside in my to do later pile. On Tuesday when going through this pile to see what else I could complete for the craft fair that I’ll be a vendor at this weekend, it struck me that I could make them into a wall hanging!!! I love how they turned out!

As a side note you can also do this with other motifs. They don’t have to be skulls. You could do flowers, or hearts or Butterflies for example.

Supplies:

  • Crocheted Skulls (Pattern and instructions I followed found here, and I used Peaches and Cream brand 100% Cotton yarn.)
  • Coordinating Wired Ribbon (I used almost 9 feet of Floral Garden 2 inch wide wired Ribbon found at the Dollar General.)
  • Sewing skills (Either hand or machine sewing, and the notions that go along with that including thread)

Instructions:

  1. Create the number of skulls you’d like on your project in the desired project.
  2. Attach the Skulls to the ribbon with pins so you can see how they look and adjust as necessary.
  3. Sew skulls on the ribbon with a straight stitch on the top and bottom of each skull.
  4. Loop additional ribbon around so that you have 3 loops on each side when holding it in the middle. Pull/fold or manipulate the ribbon ends as needed to create the tails of a bow. The ribbon that you attached the skulls too should have a longer piece on one side. Fold that over and under the looped ribbon to create your bow. Sew the bow in place securely. I ended up additionally hand sewing in the back of the bow to keep the tails of the bow in place.

Take a look at the video below where I explain a little more in detail:

https://www.facebook.com/LittleKatyBugs/videos/473308050615512/

Have a great day, and keep creating!!

Published by Donna Beth Feagins

I am a mom of 2, wife, and am always looking to create something myself instead of buying it. I met Katy from Little Katy Bugs after becoming a mom, and we both love to craft, both have active families, and a tactful way of telling others what we truly think. I LOVE THAT!!! Art is subjective and so is crafting. So, you may not love everything we make or do, but our goal is to inspire you to create yourself and make things that you will LOVE! We do still sell some of our crafts on the site, at craft fairs, and Katy now participates in a booth store front. Check out our Facebook page for more on the booth. Sometimes we just need inspiration and camaraderie. I hope we can help provide those things to you. Sincerely Donna Beth, a Co-Blogger of www.LittleKatyBugs.com

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