El Día de los Muertos decorations made colorful with Cricut

19 October 2021

El Día de los Muertos takes place as part of a 2-day celebration of life and death. Those who celebrate All Saints Day (el Día de los Inocentes) and el Día de los Muertos traditions from November 1-2 begin their festivities at midnight after Halloween.

Filled with color and joy, these celebrations show love and appreciation for family and loved ones who’ve passed on. Traditionally, decorations cover an ofrenda, or altar, for spirits to find offerings like food, drink, marigolds, and important personal items.

Cricut Design Space offers a number of inspirational designs to use for this celebratory holiday, including popular decorations like papel picado, or confetti banners, along with skeletons and skulls.

El Día de los Muertos in Cricut Design Space

Find an assortment images for this holiday in Cricut Design Space. With a Cricut Access subscription, even more images and designs are available for use in your decorations, and these are noted with a green “a” icon.

Sugar skull cupcake toppers

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these sugar skull cupcake decorations. These cupcake toppers add quick and easy fun to your holiday treats. All it takes is some paper or card stock, a printer or our pens and markers, glue, and some toothpicks.

sugar skull cupcake toppers for El Día de los Muertos

Wood skull decor

This rustic sign adds a perfect finishing touch to decor for the holidays. We made this with kraft board, and simply glued it onto a wooden pallet. And you can leave it up year round if you wanted to!


Sugar skull wall banner

Adding more color and vibrancy to decorations is easy with Cricut. You can make these skull wall banners with some paper, glue, and twine. Try using Cricut pens and markers to draw the intricate links on these sugar skulls.


Sugar skull candle

Light up the ofrenda with these candles, decorated with sugar skull-inspired stickers. We drew these with markers, right onto sticker card stock.


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