Today is like I said a big day for me. I have been interviewed over at Witch-blog and in that interview I talk a lot about my mom’s side of the family. This post will be more on the dad’s side.
In Mexico for day of the dead people make lots of beautiful Altars or shrines. The altars are filled with sugar skulls and flowers and candles and the foods or vices the departed enjoyed. They also often have luminarias around them. As we are in California Day of the dead is part of our cultural even for those with out direct heritage.
. For that reason my whole coven will be making these when we meet to celebrate Samhain. They will then be used to mark the outline of our circle. I think this is a beautiful representation of our ancestors standing with us. Here is what it looks like when it is done
Here is how they are made.
purchase a pack of lunch bag size paper bags
I had a picture of my great grandmother in her graduation garb. She not only went to college but graduated from Columbia University.
I cut out the photo and placed it on my paper bag.
I traced just inside where the picture was.
Then I cut just inside the traced line. You need to make sure you have enough of a lip to glue the picture too.
Which is what I have done here. I glued the picture onto the lip of paper that was left.
Traditionally you fill the bottom with sand and put in a candle. For today’s purpose I purchased 3 of these led lights in a pack from the dollar store.
and there it is done and on the mantel.
Hope you enjoyed and Bright Blessings to all.