Día de los Muertos Inspired wreath
(Frame, beads, and skull are wood)
Colors of Día de los Muertos...
*Pink - Celebration and joy
*White - purity, promise, and hope
*Yellow - represents the sun, love, and the shortness of life.
On this unique wreath, the blue frame, beads and flower all symbolize Water. For the element of water, family members leave a pitcher of water at the ofrenda so the spirits can quench their thirst.
Within this creation, the green beads were used to symbolize Earth. Food traditionally represents the element of earth. In particular, it’s common to bring bread for the spirits, in the form of Pan de Muerto. Pan de Muerto is a soft, round type of bread that’s often decorated with bone-shaped designs.
On the side of this wreath, the wooden sugar skull represents the ever-moving circle of life.
Many people worldwide are familiar with sugar skulls, which are another of the most recognized Day of the Dead symbols. To those who are unfamiliar with Día de los Muertos symbology, a skull might seem like a morbid gift. But the brightly-decorated calaveras de azucar, or sugar skulls, instead act as a lighthearted reminder of life’s cyclical nature. Families often leave sugar skulls on the ofrenda of children who have passed.
Flowers play a central role at most Día de los Muertos celebrations. They decorate most of the altars and serve as part of an ofrenda. Some flowers have meanings that are specific to their color or variety. Families often craft wreaths of flowers to place on their loved ones’ graves.
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