A fun collection of sugar skull crafts you can either DIY or buy – perfect for Day of the Dead celebrations or decorating all year round!
Sugar Skull DIYs
When Ella was really little, my grandfather died and she took it pretty hard.
A good family friend witnessed one of her spontaneous bawl tests and shared with her about her family’s Day of the Dead traditions, and Ella quickly latched onto them as a way to cope with the loss.
We continue to celebrate Day of the Dead to this day, but we also have embraced the decor as part of our everyday home decor.
Hand painted sugar skulls sit atop of Ella’s desk, while blown glass sugar skull plates adorn the walls.
This year, I thought it would be fun to make a few of our own sugar skull crafts, so today I’m sharing all of the fun Day of the Dead craft ideas that I found with you!
Some of these are crafts that you can make at home, while at the bottom of this post I’ve collected a few artisan pieces that you can purchase off of Easy!
Sugar Skull Halloween Decor – The Crafted Sparrow
DIY Sugar Skull Portrait – Persia Lou
Paper Mexican Marigold Flower Headpiece – JaMonkey
Day of the Dead Candle Wraps – Lia Griffith
Decorate a Sugar Skull Printable – My Poppet
Tattoo Sugar Skull Sneakers Tutorial – Dream a Little Bigger
DIY Sugar Skull Flower Pots – Dream a Little Bigger
Sugar Skull Makeup Bag – Where the Smiles Have Been
Disney’s Pixar Coco Inspired Sugar Skull Pendant – As the Bunny Hops
Dia de Los Muertos DIY Placemat – Darice
DIY Sugar Skull T-Shirt from Vintage Lace – Debi’s Design Diary
Crochet Sugar Skull Calavera – Wonder Laine
Sugar Skull Rocks Using Puffy Paint – Color Made Happy
DIY Felt Sugar Skull Sachets – Adventures in Making
DIY Reclaimed Sugar Skull Wall Hanging – Caft Klatch With Mona
Sugar Skull Kitty Plush – Choly Knight
Dia de Muerto Sugar Skull Potato Stamp – Pear Mama
Sugar Skull Wreath – The Crafted Sparrow
DIY Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Pinata Garland – Growing Up Bilingual
Sugar Skull Pins – Crafty Chica
Sugar Skull Amigurumi – Spin a Yarn Crochet
Crochet Sugar Skull – Persia Lou
Sugar Skull Necklace – I Love to Create