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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Dia de los Muertos Tablescape

Dia de los Muertos 2016 

One of my favorite tables to design is the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) table.  I'm in love with beautifully decorated sugar skulls.   I started with painted plates a few years ago and I continue to add items each year.   This year I added hand painted sugar skull coasters and skull napkin rings.   I also picked up a couple set of salt & pepper shakers and made sugar skull print fabric charger plate covers.   

Dia de los Muertos tablescape. 
Place setting

Sugar skull shooter glasses found at TJ Maxx. 
I love the sugar skull napkins rings I made for this season.  I spray painted skulls I found at Walmart and hand painted with Sharpies. 

More photos of the hand painted sugar skull napkins rings. 

I hand painted ceramic tiles to use as coasters.  They are painted with Sharpies and then baked at 250 degrees for two hours. This method seems to work best for me and the color stays true at a lower temp. 

Hand painted coasters and fabric covered charger plates. I found the fabric at Walmart. 

Here are the plates that I painted a few seasons ago.  

This is a Dollar Tree plastic skull that I spray painted white and painted with Sharpies.  

Overhead view of the table. 

Scary up close view of the napkin ring skulls. 

Centrepiece items and a skull wall hanger I painted last year. 


  1. Looking so pretty and creepy ♥

    1. Thank you Summer! It is a bit creepy, but fun too!

  2. Great table Catherine. The sugar skulls are amazing. You did a great job with the sharpie.
    Love the napkin rings too. Perfect for Halloween. Happy Halloween.

    1. Thank you Linda! I'm in love with sugar skulls. I ran out of time to complete the wine glasses. Not enough time in the day for work, crafting and tablescaping. Happy Halloween!

  3. Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  4. Oh wow, this looks great. Hope you had a lovely Halloween? Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays