Thursday, May 5

#Cre8time Decorating... Cinco De Mayo Fleur-de-lis by Tanya Ruffin #FlowerPower

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated more in the U.S. than Mexico as an excuse to drink Tequila and Margaritas. It is often mistake as Mexican Independence Day but it is really (according to Wikipedia) "the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862". Either way, in the U.S., we love Cinco de Mayo and the Mexican culture. To commemorate that day here is a southern spin on a Mexican Sugar Skull.

Start with a wooden Fleur-de-lis cut out.

This one is wooden, but you can find chipboard ones
at the craft store. Then paint your design for your skull.

Mold accent pieces with your choice of the molding products (Amazing Mold Putty or Amazing Mold Rubber) and cast two large resin flowers with Amazing Casting Resin. Paint castings.

I had a cheap flower bracelet that molded the huge flower beads. To see that video, click here>>

Use Mod Podge® to seal piece. The Mod Podge® will also act as glue, so while it is still wet you can add rhinestones and other embellishments. In the center of the painted flower I added the resin painted rose.

Variation – I found a Virgin Mary mold online and used it to embellish another Fleur-de-lis. You'll see this used in a future project!

How do you decorate for Cinco de Mayo?

Craft Your Own Way!


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