I hope you have been following along. Yesterday we had Crafty Lady Abby show us how to make an intricate papel picado. Papel Picado is a decorative paper that has all these tiny cutouts (think snowflakes) and they are done on delicate tissue paper, and then used as decoration for all sorts of celebrations. It is a craft, vibrant and yet another way that Latinos add color to their celebration.
Today we have 2 special guests, but first… another fact about Dia de los Muertos:
Altars are a monumental tradition in Dia de los Muertos celebrations. This is how they honor and remember their deceased loved ones. Altars are set up with photos, candles, decorations like marigolds, flowers, papel picado, calaveras (sugar skulls) and offerings. The traditional offering is a bread call pan de muerto. The other offerings include their favorite items like foods, music, jewelry or toiletries. You can view altars HERE to see how beautiful and involved they are.
It is time to introduce these 2 beautiful women who have joined the blog tour. First up is Ashley from Sewing Sober with this stunning dress she made, and she also tells us how Dia de los Muertos is helping her remember her loved ones.
“Hey Rebel & Malice fans! Ashley from Sewing Sober here, I am beyond excited to be part of Melissa’s first blog tour! I hope you enjoy what I have in store for you. “
Click HERE for her post or clock the photo below!
Next up is Bethany from Two Novembers, and she made 2, well technically 3, things. You can see her onesie as she awaits the arrival of her baby #3, as well as a kickass wedding gift HERE
Thanks so stopping by, and there are still 4 days left on the tour which means even more ideas and chances to win the 5 pattern package!!
October 26: Rebel & Malice – Felt With Love Designs
October 27: From a Box – Paisley Roots
October 28: Crafty Lady Abby
October 29: Sewing Sober – Two Novembers
October 30: Handmade Boy – Ginger House Designs
October 31: Call Ajaire
November 1: Lulu & Celeste
November 2: Rebel & Malice (Last day to enter giveaway!)