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Day of the Dead: Dotee

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Day of the Dead: Dotee
Group:Dotee's of all kinds!!
Swap Coordinator:imasnapdragon (contact)
Swap categories: Dotee Dolls 
Number of people in swap:9
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:September 29, 2011
Date items must be sent by:October 24, 2011
Number of swap partners:1

We will be making a Dotee of the Dead in honor of the Day of the Dead Festival.

I looked up the meaning of the Day of the Dead :

d Day of the Dead:

The Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), celebrated between October 31st and November 2nd, is a celebration in which Mexicans remember and honor their deceased loved ones. Though it may sound gloomy or morbid, it's not. It's a festive and colorful holiday. Mexicans visit cemeteries, decorate the graves and spend time there - in the presence of their deceased friends and family members.

In this swap you will be making a Dotee of the Dead, in remembrance of a deceased loved one. Tell your partner a little bit about this person. Remember it can be either a man or woman, to get ideas of how to make this Dotee look at images of the day of the dead. You can make a matchbox shrine or add a coffin if you would like. You do not have to add this to your dotee but I thought it would be a fun addition.


Between 4-6 inches

With a hanger and tail

I am including patterns of coffins I found on line:


Here is a free template for a matchbox:


and some idea on making the alters


I am not promoting that you buy anything from this site it but it does show how to make different matchbox ideas.



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