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Die Cut Skulls – Day of the Dead Decorations

Halloween isn’t the only holiday just around the corner, Day of the Dead is coming up right along with it! Since creating my Coco paper lantern a couple weeks ago, I’ve been itching to do another Día de los Muertos design. I’ve always loved the intricate and creative designs done on sugar skulls, and have been looking for a reason to try my hand at some. So, get crafty and prepare for Day of the Dead with these lovely die cut skulls.

Die Cut Skulls

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I feel like these die cut skulls are particularly fitting for Day of the Dead, not only because they include stylistic elements of sugar skulls, but because of the fact that they implement cut paper as a medium. These skull designs with all the intricate little shapes cut out of them, to me, is reminiscent of papel picado: the lattice-like tissue paper designs seen in Mexican culture.

Die Cut Skulls

I really loved coming up with the designs for these skulls. Even if they ended up taking a lot longer than I had originally planned, I’m super proud of how they turned out! Which of the three designs is your favorite?

Die Cut Skulls

I use a Cricut Explore to do my die cut designs, and I absolutely love it! For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out some Halloween freebies available on my blog!

These “sugar” skulls would be perfect for a Day of the Dead scrapbook page or ofrenda decoration.

Die Cut Skulls

Enjoy making these fun, die cut skulls for Día de los Muertos! How do you plan to put these delicate designs to use?

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10 Comments

10 Comments on Die Cut Skulls – Day of the Dead Decorations

  1. Kathy Kelley
    October 16, 2018 at 10:38 am (4 weeks ago)

    Wow, you go girl! Those are just adorable (as skulls go). Thank yo so much for sharing your beautiful designs!

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    • Mandee
      October 16, 2018 at 11:18 am (4 weeks ago)

      Aww, thanks Kathy! Glad you like them. ^_^

      Reply
  2. Jeanette
    October 16, 2018 at 11:30 am (4 weeks ago)

    Thank you so much for sharing these great sugar skulls. They are just beautiful!

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    • Mandee
      October 16, 2018 at 4:03 pm (4 weeks ago)

      You’re welcome Jeanette! I’m glad you like them. 🙂

      Reply
  3. Denise R Estrada
    October 17, 2018 at 11:38 am (4 weeks ago)

    These are so beautifully detailed! I love them! it a takes alot of patience and talent to create designs so intricate like the ones you design. Thank you for sharing!

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    • Mandee
      October 17, 2018 at 4:19 pm (4 weeks ago)

      Thanks Denise! You are so right! These took me a lot longer than I thought they would, but I’m super happy with how they turned out. Glad you like them too. ^_^

      Reply
  4. Cynthia Perez
    October 17, 2018 at 3:31 pm (4 weeks ago)

    Miss Mandee, thank you so very much for recognizing that Dia de Los Muertos is separate from Halloween. It means so much to me. It is quite frustrating that people think its okay to use our culture as a costume.

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    • Mandee
      October 17, 2018 at 4:25 pm (4 weeks ago)

      Of course! I’m lucky enough live in a community with a vibrant Mexican presence, and I’ve seen what an important, memorial holiday it is. 🙂

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  5. Mary Jackson
    October 19, 2018 at 10:41 am (4 weeks ago)

    Sweet Mandee – thanks so much for all your beautiful designs! They are appeciated.

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    • Mandee
      October 22, 2018 at 8:09 am (3 weeks ago)

      You’re welcome Mary!! 🙂

      Reply

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