|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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