El Día de Los Muertos is celebrated from October 31 – November 2. During this celebration of life, families go to cemeteries to clean and brightly decorate graves of loved ones with flowers and mementos. The Marigold gets called flor de muerto, flower of the dead, since it ’s popular to see them on altars and costumes during this time.
Here is a quick and easy way to make paper marigolds, shared by Rancho La Puerta Skincare Specialist Catalina Cibrian.
Crepe paper 20×26
Florist wire (it’s green or prewrapped with green tape)
4 sticks, approximately 8” each
With a 20″ wide sheet of paper you can make four- 5″ flowers, eight – 2.5″ flowers or a combination of both.
5. Cut wire in 12” piece.
6. Bend a little hook at one end.
8. Tape the bottom and wrap it around the wire about half an inch to secure it.