This is an easy craft to decorate candles we can use at a Mexican Party or Day of the Dead Altar.
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As you know, I love parties, inviting my family and friends, preparing a delicious dinner, and having a good time. One party that I like is the night of El Grito to Celebrate the Independence of Mexico, but also the Day of the Dead a very popular tradition among Mexican people.
Candles are an essential decoration on any altar. In the past, white glass candles were the most typical for the ofrenda.
Papel picado is also a must on an ofrenda, so I decorate these candles inspired by this Mexican paper banner It’s a very easy craft for the Day of the Dead.
In my family, we have always celebrated festivities. I’m always trying to find events to celebrate these Mexican festivities whether it’s the parade or some celebration.
Just like people in the US decorate their homes for each holiday, I like to do the same to celebrate my country’s festivities so that my children do not forget their roots.
This time I decorated some glass candles.
I wanted to combine several colors, similar to those of Mexican paper flowers or Saltillo’s zarape and the skirts of folklore dancers.
I bought three candles:
1- 19 oz Large 2-Wick Tumbler American Home™ by Yankee Candle®
1- 12oz Medium 2-Wick Tumbler American Home™ by Yankee Candle®
1- 4oz Small Tumbler Candles $4.93 Island Mango Coconut™.
Now I got used to having candles in various corners of my house because it feels so enclosed. It’s not like in Mexico, where you always have the windows and doors open.
I turn them on a daily basis after cooking, because otherwise the smells lock up and go to my bedroom and my closet which is the furthest thing from the kitchen.
I hope you like how I decorate the candles for Day of the Dead Altar.
How to decorate CANDLES FOR MEXICAN PARTIES OR DAY OF THE DEAD ALTAR
3 American Home candles™ by Yankee Candle® (19 oz)
Paper doilies (for cupcakes)
Fold and cut the paper doilies in the middle, then trim the center.
For large candles use halves of the lace paper doilies, for the other candles I was trimming the doilies to fit.
Glue the paper decoration to each of the candles and you’re done!
I added some colorful flowers and a sarape tablecloth, my beloved ones’ pictures, and their favorite food.
I hope you enjoy this easy candle craft for your Dead of the dead Altar.