What an amazing time of the year this is! Autumn landscapes and harvest festivals, Halloween, Thanksgiving… so many things to celebrate. Here in Sweden, All Saints’ Day (Alla helgons dag) is traditionally a quiet day of sombre reflection… dignified (in a typically Scandinavian fashion). Lighting candles at family grave sites is a widely practised custom. I have never had the pleasure/privilege/opportunity to witness a traditional Mexican Day of the Dead celebration, but have always been captivated by the bold and colourful imagery associated with it (a stark contrast with Swedish tradition).
This year I had a special project I wanted to undertake in celebration of this time of year; the creation of treat boxes (using papier mache Easter eggs, bought on sale months ago from Panduro) for my little ones. Clearly these are not sugar skulls per se, but they are decorated in a “sugar skull style”… and would make perfect containers for things made of sugar 😉
My son has requested that his sugar skull treat box contain a box of raisins! As for Baby Cupcake, at 8 months of age she’s not at the raisin-eating stage just yet, so I’ll be popping a necklace in hers that she can wear and enjoy at a later date.
I really enjoyed making these and I hope you like them too! Below you’ll find images and an easy-to-follow infographic and design template in case you’re feeling crafty this weekend.
For a pdf version of the template, click here or on the image above.
For a free eps version of the template, leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you 🙂