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DIY Cempasúchil (Marigold) Pom Pom Garland with Artelexia


I am bursting with excitement to bring this super beautiful and special DIY to you today in partnership with Artelexia, the most incredible Mexican goods shop ever!

For my second contributor post for Artelexia, I came up with a project for the only holiday on Mexican minds right now: Día de Muertos, known in English as Day of the Dead. Although the holiday, which honors lost loved ones, isn’t technically until November 1st & 2nd, the month of October is filled with Día de Muertos tributes. All across Mexico you’ll find ofrendas (altars) filled with traditional Día de Muertos treats such as pan de muerto (bread of the dead) and calaveras de azúcar (sugar skulls), as well as festive decor such as calavera figurines and garlands made from cempasúchil (marigolds).

Artelexia Pom Pom Cempasuchil Garland The Neon Tea Party

In the spirit of the Día de Muertos’ traditional cempasúchil garlands, we put our TNTP pom pom spin on them to create a beautiful, bright orange garland that can be used year after year. Head on over to Artelexia for all the DIY details!

Peace, love & neon,

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