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I'm not all pinks and pretties!
Looking back at the projects I've posted, I noticed that they were all pink, purple, and pretty. I don't want to pigeonhole myself, so I'm sharing my favorite shrine project!

Posted by jojobeandesigns from Wayne, New Jersey, United States • Published See jojobeandesigns's 48 projects »
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  • How to make a shrine. Dia De Los Muertos Shrine - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by painting your shadow box. I taped newsprint over the glass since it was not removable.

    I did a coat of coral, once dry I added a coat of yellow. I wiped it down a bit with a dry cloth to let some of the coral show through. I then sprinkled it with a little dark green embossing powder to age it.

  • How to make a shrine. Dia De Los Muertos Shrine - Step 2
    Step 2

    Give your dolly a makeover.

    I started by taping back the bangs and painting Kelly doll's face white. Then I added detail to her face and body with acrylic paint and a little glitter. I also trimmed her hair and tied her ponytail with gold ribbon.

  • Step 3

    Now to decorate your background. Cut a piece of felt to fit the back of your box. Now embellish it! I cut shapes (an arch, hearts, etc.) from clashing colors of felt and stitched them onto the background with contrasting thread. Then I added mini scrabble tiles and some sequins.

    Cut thin pieces of felt to cover the sides of the inside of your box and decorate those too. Mine are painted.

  • Step 4

    To decorate the "floor" of your box, spread a thin layer of white glue over the surface. Leaving space for your doll's feet, sprinkle glitter or beads everywhere else.

  • How to make a shrine. Dia De Los Muertos Shrine - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now add your dolly by bonding her feet in place with super strong craft glue (like E6000 or hot glue). Close up your box and voila!

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Rosarito G.
Rosarito G. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 14 projects
awesome !!!!
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Coda S.
Coda S.
this is so cute
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Nesse13
Nesse13 · Guelph, Ontario, CA · 16 projects
great idea! can't wait to try it out!!!
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Anna
Anna · Lake Worth, Florida, US · 6 projects
wow, i REALLY like this!
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Lilim
Lilim · 17 projects
Very nice! I just love how colourful the Day Of The Dead stuff is I think you did an awesome job on it. I love the dots and the heart over the chest
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Paper,doll
Paper,doll · 13 projects
holy crap!
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
That is awesome, I love everything to do with Day Of The Dead!
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Newo
Newo
awesome!
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