Have you seen the beautiful animated Pixar movie Coco yet?  It’s a MUST see!  A wonderful story of family, following your heart and of the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead.   The movie inspired me to make these mini sugar skull piñata ornaments for Christmas.  Some of them are empty and a few of them are filled with treats to give to my crafty friends.  A little cardboard and some Oly-Fun made these sturdy enough to use for years to come!  I cut my sugar skulls on my Cricut Maker, but you could print some out and just glue them on top.  I’m including my Sugar Skull graphic & cardboard patterns here:  http://www.markmontano.com/p/blog-page_80.html
Have an awesome holiday and don’t forget to Make Your Mark!
Ready to hang on my tree!
A must see movie!
Make some mini trees, too!
Watch how to make them here!
STUFF I USED
Cardboard
Americana Acrylics
Glue Gun
Cricut Maker 
Candy and small toys
HERE’S HOW
1. & 2. Cut 2 skulls and 2 strips of 1 1/2″ wide cardboard
3.  Curve the 1 1/2″ wide strips along a table edge
4.  Glue the 1 1/2″ strip along the edge of one of the cardboard skulls
5.  Fill with candy and toys and then glue the 2nd cardboard skull on top
6.  Paint the piñata in a color that matches the fringe you will be using
7. & 8. Cut 1″ long strips of Oly-Fun Craft Material and then fringe every 1/4″ along one side
9. & 10. Starting at the chin, glue strips of fringed Oly-Fun up the cardboard piñata
* Use one color or several
11. – 13. Upload the sugar skull graphics into your Cricut Maker and cut them in heavy card stock
*You can also print out the graphics and use them by themselves OR print out a sugar skull and color it with markers or crayons
14.  Glue the card stock sugar skull on the piñata
15. Glue Oly-Fun flowers on the top
16.  Try making a mini Christmas tree piñata and decorate it with pom poms
Feliz Navidad!
Love these so much! 

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