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Traditionally, private altars paying tribute to the deceased are constructed and filled with photos, memorabilia, flowers or sugared skulls. I took inspiration from these altars to create this colorful Day of the Dead Dome Display.
Start by selecting a styro-foam disc slightly larger than your glass dome. Measure the circumference of the disc, and punch a border from colorful cardstock with your AdvantageEdge™ Punch System that is long enough to wrap around the disc. The AdvantageEdge™ will punch a strip up to twelve inches long, if your circumference exceeds twelve inches, punch another border and join the sections together with clear tape.
With your paper trimmer, cut a strip to back your punched border, and use paper glue to join the pieces together. Trim with a stripe of washi tape.
Wrap the strip around the edge of the disc and attach with decorative pins.
Cut a cardstock circle equal in size to your disc and attach with glue. Mount a glittered styro-foam skull (or several) to a bamboo skewer, and insert into the center of your disc. If the skewer is too tall for the dome, trim with your Amplify™ Mixed Media Shears – they will easily snip through the bamboo.
Punch several flower shapes with your Fuse Creativity System® or assorted floral punches from several sheets of colored cardstock. Layer the blooms and attach them to skewers with a hot glue gun.
Trim the skewers to an appropriate length, and insert them into the center section of styro-foam, filling the spaces between the glittered skulls.
Glue a few more blooms and some butterflies to the skulls and the styro-foam base.
Slip your glass dome over the arrangement, and display in a place of honor. Surround with objects or memorabilia representing the friends and family you would like to pay tribute to with this dome.
Glittered styro-foam skulls (1-3)
Brightly colored cardstock
Hot glue gun and glue sticks