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Sugar skull Candle Votive

Halloween is coming … so some decoration was needed! I think the Mexican decorations for “el dia de los muertos” are beautiful. It’s where I did get the inspiration to make these lanterns. Feel free to add color or to use colored paper

Halloween se acerca … por lo que una pequeña decoración es un deber! Creo que las decoraciones mexicanas para “El Día de los muertos” son hermosas. Es donde encontré la inspiracion para hacer estas linternas. Siéntase libre de iluminar o usar papel de color!

Halloween arrive…donc une petite déco s’impose! Je trouve que les décorations mexicaines pour “el dia de los muertos” sont magnifiques. Je m’en suis donc inspirée pour faire ces photophores. N’hésitez pas a colorier ou a employer des papiers de couleurs!

How to make a sugar skull votive for Halloween

Supplies you will need to make this easy Halloween craft:

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For this DIY to be successful, it is preferable to use glasses or jars with a vertical side, like these ones or those there. Avoid conical and overly flared shapes.

You just have to print the models, cut them to the right size. Wrap the sheet around the glass or the jar and hold with a piece of tape on the back. Put a LED tea light inside, and voila!

Sólo tienen que imprimir los modelos, recortar los a la medida y pegarlos alrededor de un vaso. Pongan una vela adentro, y listo!

Vous avez juste à imprimer les modèles, à les recouper à la bonne dimension et à les coller autour d’un verre.  Mettez une bougie à l’intérieur, et voila!

I choose to print the sugar skull pattern on white paper, but it will also look very nice on color sheets, these colors work great for Halloween.

Click on the link below to downlod the printables

Los modelos a imprimir estan aqui / les modèles à imprimer sont ici:


Get this other printable to make a stunning Calavera skull garland!


Tish Baily

Friday 12th of December 2014

very cute!!


Tuesday 25th of March 2014

I can't get to the print page for these , it's keeps opening and saying blank?? I love these can y'all help me out , maybe a diff. link ? T/Y

Jeanine H

Thursday 23rd of October 2014

Hello there Anonymous! I Too had the same issues. The problem is just that we were both clicking on the wrong links! The link to google drive printables, are NOT within the word "here" or in ANY of the words on That Line: they are contained in each of the printable file names on the line BELOW .... the darker black Cal..words. Hope that helps! :D Thanks Ana your prints are amazing as is your blog always! Happy Haunting!

Ama Ryllis

Wednesday 26th of March 2014

Hello, I check all the links and everything works....hope you will be able to open the PDF files too!

equipo: Hannah/Noah/Hilke

Saturday 19th of October 2013

Wow, nice, easy, ...printed and pinned to my kids board!Thanks!!


Saturday 12th of October 2013

Great idea ! Thanks for sharing ;-)

Ama Ryllis

Sunday 13th of October 2013

Glad you like it! Thanks


Friday 11th of October 2013

These are wonderful, they will make a nice change to use at Halloween from witches and ghosts, I have been looking for this kind of image and I am so glad I found you on pinterest. Thank you very much and Happy Halloween.

Ama Ryllis

Friday 11th of October 2013

You are welcome ;) The celebration of Dia de los Muertos in Mexico is a great source of inspiration ... traditional decorations are beautiful!