Sugar Skulls For Day Of The Dead

Colorful folk art designs for the Dia De Los Muertos holiday

sugar skull cake

The Day of the Dead, also known as Dia De Los Muertos, is celebrated in Mexico and other countries around the world to honor and remember loved ones who have died.

Rather than a day of mourning, the Day of the Dead is a happy day filled with colorful costumes, flowers, altars, good food, and of course--sugar skulls, which are purchased to decorate the altar at home, or the grave in the cemetery.

Sugar skulls are colorful and often elaborate.

On this page I've gathered some bright, colorful sugar skull designs to share, simply because I like their colorful, folk art style. Perhaps you'll find something that catches your eye too.

Photo courtesy of kyducks on Flickr. Photo of shelf of sugar skulls at the bottom of the page is courtesy of Bianca Natalina on Flickr.

Day of the Dead phone cases

Sugar skulls for Day of the Dead celebrations are usually made by artisans working from their homes. Because they are time-consuming to make, and elaborate, many hours are put into their creation to ensure that the artisans have enough sugar skulls to sell at the market before the holiday.
If you're looking for a new phone case, try one of these colorful Day of the Dead designs. Happy sugar skulls of all different styles and colors for you to choose from. Just click an image to see more detail.

Day of the Dead t-shirts

One tradition in celebrating the Day of the Dead holiday is for the families of departed loved ones to go to the cemetery in the afternoon to clean up the grave sites, listen to a little music, and get together to share memories of the loved ones who have gone before.

Sugar skulls that have been set on the home altars are taken to the cemetery with the families. These sugar skulls are then placed on the graves of the deceased loved ones.

Here are a few sugar skull t-shirts to complete your Day of the Dead celebration outfit. Just click on an image to see more detail.

DIY Sugar skulls for Day of the Dead

Make your own sugar skulls for Day of the Dead celebration. These are quick and easy to make, but are not edible. Place them on your altar, or at your loved one's grave.

Day of the Dead wall hanging

If you're looking for an extra little touch to decorate your home for Day of the Dead, check out this Day of the Dead wall hanging with LED eyes. Made out of resin, this wall decoration is just slightly under ten inches tall, and is adorned with hand-painted flowers, teeth, and nasal cavity. It's polyurethane coated, to protect the sugar skull from the elements.

"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."-Thomas Campbell ("Hallowed Ground")

Sugar Skull Posters

Decorate your dorm room or apartment for Day of the Dead

Need a new sugar skull poster for your dorm room or apartment? Choose your own paper, and whether to have it framed or not. All posters are 100% satisfaction guaranteed, and printed by Zazzle. Just click an image to purchase.

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Do you celebrate Day Of The Dead (Dia De Los Muertos)?


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bill on said:
To me, the Day of the Dead just looks cooler than any Frankenstein or vampire, or other Halloween decor. Nice work!

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