day of the dead ornaments


Looking for a last minute craft activity to celebrate Día de los Muertos with the family? Look no further!

The stores are swarming with DIY Christmas ornaments, but I thought it would be super fun to make personalized ornaments for those who passed on in our family. They are not only great for celebration but they are good for years to come. A great keepsake or gift for those in your family!

With just a few of supplies our ornaments were super easy to make and so fun!

To make these for Día de los Muertos Ornaments you will need:

day of the dead ornaments_ supplies

  • Glass or acrylic ornament
  • Photo of a loved one who has passed
  • mod podge
  • scissors
  • jewels
  • glitter glue or paint/ acrylic paint (we used a combination of both)
  • paint brush
  • and string or twine!

Follow these easy steps to get started!

day of the dead ornaments_ mod podge

 Prepare your photo by cutting it to your preferred shape. Circles work best! Add one layer of Mod Podge evenly and adhere your photo face down. Seal it with another layer of Modge Podge and wait for it to dry.

TIP: Add another layer of paper to the photo the same size. I notice our pictures got a little fuzzy after we added details.

day of the dead ornaments_ mod podge and decor

 Once your sealing is dry. Decorate this decor will show thru so if you add letters or certain shapes be sure they are mirrored to the correct view through the ornament.

Wait for it to dry.

day of the dead ornaments_ embellish

 Add decor to the front of your ornament. We used jewels to make crosses and roses.  Swirls and flowers are also common designs for Día de los Muertos, or paint what your loved ones loved best!

day of the dead ornaments_ design reverse


Once the back and front of your ornament are dry add the last layer of paint to the back of the ornament on the picture side. Wait for the paint to dry and design a sugar skull!

Glitter glue looks amazing on these little ornaments! The kids loved creating dots all over our ornaments!

Get ready to hang your ornaments or give them away as gifts for others to enjoy!

feliz day of the dead ornaments

 Happy Day of the Dead!  ¡Feliz Dia de los Muertos!

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