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Felt Muertos Banner by CraftyChica.com

This felt calaca banner is perfect for Dia de Los Muertos. You can use it for your personal ofrenda, to decorate a loved one’s grave – or maybe just for a muertos party! I picked up a giant pack of colored felt from the store the other day and each piece fit perfectly with my Crafty Chica skull book die. But instead of a book, I made this banner! Each calaca (skull) has its own personality and design. That’s because I mixed and matched all the cut out pieces and added them back in for the eyes, flowers, and so on.

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Here’s what you need (affiliate links):

Die cut machine – I use a Sizzix Big Shot

Crafty Chica Skull Book Die from Sizzix

Assorted felt cut in 6×6″ squares

Ribbon

White craft glue

Directions:

Line up a square of felt on each side of the die. You can use the same colors or mix them up.

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Run it through forwards, and then backwards towards you.

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Add a line of glue along the top of one of the cut pieces and press the ribbon on the wet glue. Make sure the ribbon is about 3-4 inches longer that your desired length on each side so you can hang it.

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Place the solid piece on top, so the ribbon is sandwiched between the two layers.

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Keep going all the way down, then let dry for about 30 minutes. Next, use the smaller cut pieces to decorate the fronts.

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Hang and enjoy!

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Here are some more pictures!

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If you are having a Dia de Los Muertos, you could cut up the banner at the end of the night and give each of your guests a calaca to take home!calaca-banner2

I love how it came out so colorful and cheery!calaca-banner3

Thanks for reading!

Love & light,

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