Make a Dia De Los Muertos Pendant DIY using new stamps and dies from Maker’s Movement. This is a sponsored post.
Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a time honored Mexican tradition that the world has embraced. I live near San Antonio, Texas, where celebrations for the event are in full swing. I love the imagery and symbolism of this event, and decided to make a pendant to wear as part of the festivities.
Maker’s Movement has a very detailed stamp and die set to commemorate Dia De Los Muertos (and that is the name of the set). I used these elements to create my pendant. You don’t need any jewelry making skills to craft this project! Scrapbooking supplies can be great tools for making jewelry, too.
Supplies Used to Make this Dia de los Muertos Pendant DIY:
- Maker’s Movement Dia de los Muertos Stamp Set
- Maker’s Movement Dia de los Muertos Die Set
- Xyron Sticker Maker with Permanent Adhesive
- White Shrink Plastic
- Permanent Markers
- Jewelry Bail
- Jewelry Glue
Stamp the image onto the shrink plastic. Use archival ink so it won’t smear or bleed when you color it.
Use permanent markers to color in the design as desired.
Place the corresponding dies over the stamped images. Use your die cutting machine to cut the shrink plastic.
I use my embossing heat tool to shrink the plastic. Place the shrink plastic in a oven safe pan and hit it with the heat tool until it shrinks and flattens out. The pink rose has not been shrunk yet, while the red rose has. This gives you an idea of how much it has shrunk.
Roll the flowers through the Xyron sticker maker to add permanent adhesive to the back.
Rub and peel the flowers and stick them onto the front of the skull, to create a floral crown.
Use jewelry glue to attach a bail to the back of the pendant. You can add a drop of glue behind the flowers if the necklace is going to be held by children, otherwise the Xyron adhesive is strong enough to hold the flowers in place.
All that’s left to do is to add a chain and show off your new handmade pendant!