We're extremely pleased to have found some very unusual additions to our 2015 Day of the Dead offerings! Here, under the "What's New" tab, we have 4 pages of great new items to celebrate Day of the Dead, use in your classrooms, for parties and for building your ofrendas.
I think Frida Kahlo would roll her eyes if she saw her image & artwork on a bag, but the rest of us sure enjoy these practical mesh market bags. Frida actually used market bags on her beloved trips to the Coyoacan open air market - but they weren't these hard as nails, Cadillac quality, mesh market bags - double deep, double strong handles with triple rivets. Easy to clean and ample in size, these sassy market bags can be used for the gym, overnight trips or just a fun run around town bag where you want people to subtly notice you are sophisticated yet fun.
These bags are designed by us, sewn by women in Mexico City with the highest quality mesh & trim. Totes measure 16" wide x 17" tall x 8" deep.
A splendid addition to any ofrenda. Candles are cast in molds from fine quality wax in San Miguel de Allende. The candles are then hand painted with intricate floral and vine patterns. This 17th-century tradition of candle painting originated in central Mexico from by church artists who decorated the "santuario" altar side stations of the cross. Many 16th - 18th-century churches had soap and candle production on-site which supplied outpost churches and even sold their handmade products in the marketplace.
Is that a sugar skull in your pocket or are you just happy to see me??? These adorable, colorful hammered tins hold a bunch of little sugar skull candies. Can't say the taste of the candies will wow a refined candy connoisseur, but kids will devour them.
I love the empty sugar skull box and have hoarded many - I use them for earrings, paper clips and those easy-to-lose micro chips for my camera. These really are adorable and make great little Day of the Dead gifts for teacher, office mates or friends you run into at the Safeway. Keep several in your pocket and surprise someone with a "random act of sugar skull!"
Cute 3.5" x 2.5" colorful candy tins, each filled with 1.4 oz skull candies.
I love these! These clay skulls are fired and can either be glazed & fired or painted with acrylic paints or glitter glue. Perfect to cover a tea light for your table, ofrenda or tombstone decor. Kids & adults will enjoy making these for gifts.
Well made by a family near San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. 3” tall x 3” wide x 3 1/2” deep, 1” hole, 3/8” deep eyes. (Candle not included.)
A2356 $10 each | A2356-12 $100 / dozen (12) I A2356-60 $450 / 5 dozen (60) --» More expected really soon!
Thanks to Jeff S. for sharing his painted clay altar skulls - “Just wanted to say thanks for the great service on the clay skulls I ordered. They arrived on time and were a HUGE hit. Attached is a pic of some of the finished ones.”
Adults and kids alike who love Day of the Dead will enjoy this in the lunch room… or take food to the cemetery, sit on a tombstone and share a meal with your muertos! Just enough room inside to take a sugar skull and small pan de muerto with you! Cool sugar skull designs on all sides except top and bottom. Plain tin inside.
7" high x 8" wide x 4" deep
Midnight Blue A2319-B $16 (A few left - the blue have been discontinued.)
For those sugar skull lovin’ folks that just don’t like to get their fingers messed up with icing, this sugar skull puzzle will satiate that desire to handle authentic Mexican sugar skulls! These wonderful open air market shots show the variety & unique styles sugar skulls have from different parts of the country. 8 years + will enjoy working this circular puzzle.
140 piece puzzle, 13 inch diameter when finished. A2310 $15
Day of the Dead Energy Drink
Tired of Toro Rojo? But still interested in an energy drink to restore your razzle? I confess, I bought it for the adorable can. How cool is this? But we cracked some open last week and it's really good! It's an effervescent wild berry taste that isn't super sweet. Thirst quenching.
Since living here Sonoma Wine Country, I can honestly say, "it has wild berry bouquet, cempasuchil undertones and a sugar skull finish. Plus, one turns heads when drinking at the Starbuck's patio. Perfect for Day of the Dead parties or at weddings before the bar opens! This drink has caffeine but much less than the famous brands. Not a soda for children.
Refresco de los Muertos is perfect for BBQ's, picnics, Day of the Dead parties or for weddings before the bar opens or when folks are pooped out from dancing. This drink has caffeine but much less than the famous brands. Not a soda for children.
Made from hard cover children’s story books! Hard cardboard letters are strung together on black ribbon to hang in dining room, classroom or across an ofrenda. Uniquely ours. So durable that you can keep it up all year long. Each string extends approx. 6 feet, but you can adjust the spacing on the string. Handcrafted in Oregon. A3007 $15 each
Day of the Dead Face and Body Painting Ideas and Designs
By Lilly Walters Schermerhorn. 60 pages of step-by-step instructions and exercises. More than 250 full color photos. 11 step-by-step designs. illustrations, descriptions and examples of Sugar Skull: eyes, ears, noses, teeth and cheeks, simple folk art style, to the more elaborate.
Includes: a brief overview of the materials used in face painting Day of the Dead designs including: paints, powders, split cakes, brushes and bling. Suggestions and examples of decorating, shading, and coloring techniques. Tips on using eyelashes, adhesives, jewels, trims, glitter, glitter gels and stencils. Examples of the amazing art of 12 artists from around the world.
I love these! Very cool to hang on your ofrenda, around a window or your front door. Watch them change color between purple, blue, magenta and turquoise. There are 10 sugar skull lights that extend to 11 feet long. I'm going to use mine on my Christmas tree too!
A5143 $26 each (Sorry out of stock until the end of October - in time for your sugar skull holiday tree)