Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! September 15 – October 15 is the time of year when we pay tribute to generations of Hispanics/Latinos that enriched our communities and country. Hispanic Heritage Month also brings with it one of my favorite things: the Crafty Chica line of craft products that you can find at a Michael’s Art & Crafts end cap near you.
It’s no secret that Kathy Cano-Murillo, the Crafty Chica is my crafty BFF. We forged a friendship back in 2011, when I stepped out of my box and went to one of her Crafty Chica tour stops at my local Michael’s. I don’t know why I was so nervous — her and her husband Patrick were lovely people, so down to Earth and nice. We’ve been friends ever since.
She’s been such an inspiration to me and I look forward to her product line every September!
I was super excited to come home from a recent beach trip with my family to find a red box filled with Crafty Chica goodies. My favorite thing? The Dia de los Muertos paper packs. Each pack has 20 different designs, all sized to 5.5 x 8.5 inches, ranging from oilcloth patterns to sugar skulls.
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The fun thing about the Crafty Chica Day of the Dead papers is you can do so many things with them!
I decided to take my own advice and try the last three craft ideas on my list!
What you’ll need:
That’s it. You are golden, friend.
I chose three different paper patterns and that was the most challenging aspect of this project. Seriously. Sometimes, you don’t need to reinvent the wheel.
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For the first project, I decided to cover a few inexpensive, plastic light switch covers. Such an easy way to fancy up something as mundane as an on/off switch. Cut it to size, brush Mod Podge over the entire cover and let sit for a minute or so. This lets the Mod Podge get tacky. Then, simply wrap the Day of the Dead paper around the cover, taking time to score the edges so they will fold easily.
Once you’ve wrapped the cover, add another coat of Mod Podge over the top. Let dry. When it’s time to screw it into the wall, flip it over and cut out the space where the switch will go using an x-acto blade. It was so fun and easy I couldn’t stop at one. I made one for my office and a couple for my daughter’s bedroom.
Using the same technique, wrap the Day of the Dead papers around a picture frame and use Mod Podge to seal it. You can buy a new frame or recycle an old one. I loved that the Mod Podge made this look like real oilcloth.
Are you planning on decorating your own altar for Dia de los Muertos? You can totally make your own candles, too. Simply wrap your chosen Day of the Dead paper around the candle and seal with Mod Podge.
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I love the way these three craft projects turned out. So easy to personalize and liven things up with the Crafty Chica Day of the Dead papers. There are three different sets — you’re going to want them all!
Disclosure: This isn’t a sponsored post but I was given Crafty Chica products to facilitate this craft project. All opinions are 100% my own.