DIY Crafts for National Hispanic Month

We are sharing 10 DIY Crafts to make during National Hispanic Month. National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, celebrates the Hispanic culture, traditions, and tremendous contributions to the public life of those Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, and Spanish-speaking countries in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

“Day of the Dead is one very colorful celebration that honors death and those who have passed. It is celebrated on the 1st and 2nd of November, but this tradition dates all the way back to 1630s. Día de los Muertos skull is made either for children or for the offerings to be placed on altars (ofrendas) for Day of the Dead holiday. This tradition has roots in Mayan, Aztec and Toltec tradition for celebration of this holiday.

So far, it is obvious that skulls and skeletons are the main symbol for the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead. However, the most important symbol for this day certainly is the sugar skull or “calaveritas de azúcar”. They are white molded skulls with a person’s name written on the forehead, and the rest is decorated with ribbons and sweets. ” Julie McGuffee created this Day of the Dead Skull. Full tutorial here:

The talented force behind Create Studio Fresno Rina Gonzales has designed many projects for Kunin Felt, handmade cards are her specialty. Some of our favorite designs are her Frieda cards and this super cute popcorn box!

Frida Kahlo is one of Mexico’s most famous artists. Born in 1907, her colorful art and life have been both fascinating and influential. Her unique style is captured in many ways and we love the whimsical felt creations from Rina’s studio.

Pan dulce, literally meaning “sweet bread”, is the general name for a variety of Hispanic pastries. This is one of the popular kits and classes offered by Rina at Create Studio Fresno, a felt pan dulce garland!

Laura Bray has designed many projects for Kunin Felt and these are two of our favorites, the Sugar Scull Hoop features embroidery details. Full Tutorial here.

Laura’s Frida costume features the signature piece of Frida’s style, the floral headband. Full tutorial here.

To National Hispanic Heritage Month and to learning more about the history. We will be sharing throughout the month other Hispanic designers and projects. Crafting encompasses all cultures and a rich creative diversity.

Thank you for stopping by!
Debra

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