Deadly Beauty

10/01/2008

These awesome crepe paper flowers are traditionally made for use during the Mexican Day of the Dead. Apparently making these folded beauties is a huge cottage industry in Texas’ Mexican communities because big blooming flowers are hard to come by and are really expensive. Nearly everyone there buys paper flowers to decorate their relatives’ gravesites during the Olmec-inspired Dia De Los Muertos festivities. I love them for our stark white living room and cause they won’t poison the dogs.

If you’re ambitious, learn how to make them HERE. If not you can always CHEAT and say you did.

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