Sickly Sweet Shrine

Día de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead is a tradition developed over 3000 years ago by the Aztecs. They believed we should celebrate the passing of our loved ones. They welcomed the spirits to the world of the living once a year. Many honor their dead with alters & gifts of flowers, chocolate & sugar skulls.

Create a candy altar that is sure to awake the dead this Halloween.

Get the look:

Sugar skulls are my weakness. I appreciate the art and love how colorful they are. I lifted them with books to create more space on my small accent table. Cover the table with cheese cloth or spider webs to hide the risers. I purchased my cheese cloth pre tie dyed but that would be a fun project to DIY!

Halloween Candy is the perfect medicine in these apothecary jars. Add your own custom commentary with a stencil or sticker for added interest. Hint: I recommend purchasing all glassware second hand. The thrift stores are always overflowing in this department.

Candy Corn is a Halloween staple. The iconic three tone color has been used for throw pillows, clothing, candles and more! I found candy corn floral picks from Michaels. They are the perfect accent in this delectable skull floral arrangement. I hope no one eats them! See Embellished Skull Tutorial for more.

Candy Dishes come in all shapes and sizes. If you want to add interest to a plain bowl or jar don’t be afraid to put it on a pedestal! I used poster tacky to keep the bowl secure and removable.

Skull filler is the perfect compliment to your deadly candy bar. Add to vases, candy dishes or use as table scatter. Create a creepy cemetery vibe with the addition of gummy worms.

Tree of afterlife. Not sure what to do with your small decor or ornaments? Bring them to life by hanging on a jewelry tree or painted tree limb. You can also display your Halloween cards here as well!

Keep creeping all month!

See my Pinterest for more inspiration

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