2015-07-08

Día de los Muertos diorama begins



I don't know about you guys, but I am starting to feel
the Halloween bug. Only 114 days to go! 



 



2015 was the year I (re)discovered shadow boxes and dioramas.
I am almost done with my Halloween house (more pictures to come!)
and today I started on my Día de los Muertos diorama.






These guys are about 3 inches tall and pretty easy to make.
I used some cheap skull jewelry I had lying around,
regular pipe cleaners, acrylic paint and a black marker pen.
A couple of them will probably get hats or skirts later.






I don't know much about the Mexican holiday
but I plan on making a big colorful party, with streamers, food
and musical instruments - all to tiny scale, of course.


Have you begun your Halloween preparations?

 


 





45 kommentarer:

  1. I can't wait to see more pictures of this!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you, I will be sure to post pictures soon. I've made some streamers and flower veils for some of the girls :)

      Radera
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    1. Thank you! My man used the same word. Skeletons can be cute!

      Radera
  3. I love the little sugary Skeleton guys! It's funny but my mind turned to Halloween this morning. I've not begun islandy halloweening yet, but soon!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I'm sure it's tough doing autumn/winter preparations in a tropical paradise. It's kind of like preparing for summer here :)

      Radera
  4. WAHOO! Me too! ME TOO! I'm itching to start my annual Halloween Hunt for goodies! These are so cute! :) I can't wait to see your dioramas.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I would love to go with you, looking. Especially to that Michael's store you all seem to talk about, I'm so jealous!
      More pictures coming soon :)

      Radera
  5. It's the right time to start getting into a Halloween mood here: the temperature is lower, not cold, not even cool, but fairly low for July and it gets windy in the evening. I had a strange feeling of ending summer when my wife and I had our evening walk.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. It's been a crappy summer in Northern Europe, hasn't it? Even though I love Halloween I am not ok with 12 degrees and storms all through summer - I need at least a couple of weeks above 20!

      Radera
  6. Those look awesome! I have wanted to make a shadow box for a long time, I just haven't decided what I want to do yet. Maybe a mermaid one, lol. What do you think?

    SvaraRadera
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    1. A mermaid theme sounds very pretty! The trick is that you only need to decide which one to do first, you don't need to limit yourself - I'm on my 5th shadowbox in 3 months :)

      Radera
  7. Great DIY! Although we don't celebrate Halloween where I come from, I always make something for fun.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. We didn't either, just a few years ago - but it's catching on. And why not, everything about Halloween is fantastic!

      Radera
  8. Ah, so creative! ^^ I'm already in the Halloween mood too; We're planning a Halloween party so I better start working on my costume soon...:D

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Oh, personal Halloween parties are the best! Friends get to show a new side of themselves and act insane for an evening :)

      Radera
  9. Lol! I'm still waiting on warm temps and summer! I miss summer & Halloween!
    Love your gang of fun ! Cheers! xo

    SvaraRadera
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    1. You know, I'm the same! We still haven't had any proper warmth, just a couple of days of insane heat and then really cold and stormy again. SO I long for proper summer along with longing for Halloween :)

      Radera
  10. I didn't start yet, but I love your little party skeletons!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you! That's what I will call them from now on; Party skeletons :)

      Radera
  11. Look at you go, Miss Crafty! Now I'm in the mood for Halloween, too. It's contagious yum. ♥

    SvaraRadera
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    1. It's an ailment free condition, though not symptom free, for sure :) It's all longing for knitwear, spiced lattes, wet leaves and dark evenings.

      Radera
  12. It's catching… I'm awaiting pumpkin candles in the shops, then I know it's time ;). We get the first red and yellow leaves right around mid-August. It's usually then that I start to dig out my treasures and get set for Halloween! Adorable little skellies!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Pumpkin scents and tastes are still really uncommon in Sweden. Even though we're incorporating Halloween into our culture, the American style autumn stuff is still foreign to us - it's all Christmas over here... :)

      Radera
  13. I had a dream about Halloween already. Lol. Unfortunately there is nothing in the stores yet. But I can't wait!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. If you're in the States I have already seen your stores offering some great stuff! I am jealous every year.

      Radera
  14. they look amazing :-D even better when they are easy to make! and yes, getting more and more excited with the coundown from all the sites i follow on facebook and the newsletters of the halloween decoration shops starting and all that <3

    SvaraRadera
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    1. It's funny, that a European is the first to alert us to the Halloween stuff - usually it's the Americans who will be first :)

      Radera
  15. There is a little bit of halloween in every day around here.
    Yesterday I saw a metal candle holder set up that looked very similar to your skellies!
    I will have to give them a try.

    http://dogsmomvisits.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-fanciful-twists-8th-annual-virtual.html

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I do like to hear that :) I hope this Halloween season will be great to all of us.

      Radera
  16. These are so creative, can't wait to see the rest. Here's a link from my hometown with some info and lots of pics of Dia de los Muertos.
    http://www.lrgp.org/dia-de-los-muertos.html

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you for this link, I loved looking through the site! There are a couple of cultures I would love to get to know more about, but that (as a Swede) I'm just very new to.

      Radera
  17. Känner mig lite konstig nuförtiden som längtar mer efter julen än halloween, kanske har för mycket halloweenpynt hemma året runt så det känns alltid som det ändå :'D

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Ja, precis! Jag funderade på att lämna lite Halloweensaker ute året runt, så som vissa bloggvänner gör - men jag insåg att jag skulle ha slutat längta efter det då. Eftersom jag även arbetar med inredning så måste jag ändra om flera gånger om året, annars blir jag uttråkad. Vi pyntar tidigt och lämnar det tills det är dags för juldekor, då får en ju ändå 2-3 månader av Halloween :)

      Radera
  18. I love these!! I'm already contemplating what I'll make for my Halloween costume. As much as I want to work, I sure hope I'm not working Halloween this year, I had so much fun last time.

    SvaraRadera
  19. I want to celebrate Halloween abroad this year, I just realized from reading your comment. For several years now, I have been the (only) organizer of our little community's Halloween, and I am done! I want to just show up and party :)

    SvaraRadera
  20. We are slower in Canada to get our Halloween stuff in stores than the US. Boo.

    I'm looking forward to it, but I guess I'm getting old - seems like a lot of effort to decorate for just one child. Although we just got new neighbours on the parcel next to us - that's three more kids! So maybe I will this year ... I have so many ideas for decorating the forest. Mwahahaha.

    SvaraRadera
  21. Jösses vilka söta skelett!!!

    SvaraRadera
  22. I just stumbled upon this miniature house and immediately thought of you:

    http://socialpsychopathblr.tumblr.com/post/121343196550/nightfall-miniatures

    SvaraRadera

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