This year we are adding succulents to our Dia de Los Muertos Altar. Adding a prickly plant adds a bit more color and texture to your altar. Plus, it makes it more beautiful.
I love the long Cacique Crema Mexicana bottle shape. It’s very versatile in crafts and the label is easy to remove. Leaving a blank canvas for us to get creative with this holiday season. With just a few supplies you can come up with a beautiful work of art to include in your altar as an offering. Plus, it’s so much fun to paint these with the family. Give this project a try and customize it any way you’d like. I found some great felt skulls and twine at the craft store but you can always use dry kitchen ingredients such as beans, star anise and small pastas. Have fun!
- 2 empty Cacique Crema Mexicana Bottles
- 2 – 2” felt skull cutouts
- 2 small succulents in plastic pots
- Matte spray paint (your choice of color)
- Clear and flexible Industrial strength adhesive or hot glue
Step 1: Remove labels from Cacique Crema Mexicana containers. Wash, rinse and dry thoroughly.
Step 2: Insert rolled up newspaper in crema bottles to use as holders. Spray paint evenly. Dry overnight.
Step 3: Glue felt skulls onto the middle of the bottles. Press down until felt is completely dry.
Step 4: Decorate with acrylic paints
Step 5: Remove succulents and soil from plastic pots. Cut off 1 inch from the top of the pots.
Step 6: Glue the empty plastic pot (with top cut off) inside crema bottles.
Step 8: Working quickly, wrap twine around top of bottles. Making sure the pot glued inside is dry and secure. Add soil and a succulent and place in your Dia de Los Muertos Altar.