New Traditions for the Filian Family!
Starting this year, things will be a little different for the Filian Family! I’m on a mission to start incorporating Delilah and Sophia’s heritage into our traditions and celebrations. Both the girls are Latina! And since we live in LA… I feel a little spoiled because we will have so many opportunities and events. I do believe that family traditions start at home so home is where we will start.
Our family is one big melting pot! Eddie is Armenian/Russian (first born in America) and I’m a crazy mix of Scotch, Irish, English, French and rumor has it Native American (My family basically came over on the Mayflower). And now we have two little Latina daughters. This fall we will be celebrating Dia de los Muertos….. Filian Family Style and that means a big, bold and bright Dia de los Muertos Tree! The tree I am decorating is from Treetopia. Instead of an alter, we will be making the tree. We will be adding sentimental ornaments that represent family members that have passed on. We will keep the tree up all October. The girls already love it and I know we will cherish it for a very long time. It’s the Filian Family Melting Pot Version.
The tree I am decorating is from Treetopia. This is project is part of a blog hop. I can’t wait to share what the other bloggers make. The tree is amazingly sturdy and very well made.
The stand is top quality!
Here is the tree put together and waiting for a little fluffing and decorating.
The tree is pre-lit and the cords match the tree! yes yes yes!!!
For the topper I bent back the top section to reveal the metal tip.
For the topper, I poked a hole in the bottom of the most elaborate jumbo sugar skull we made. Then I just press her onto the metal top. I also add a big mesh bow behind her head.
The jumbo ornaments were a dollar store makeover. Be sure to check out how we made them.
I knew I wanted big bold and bright flowers for the tree. So I went shopping! I just love the colors and size. These flowers are from downtown Los Angeles. But I have seen similar at craft shops.
I trimmed the stems of the flowers and just poked them into the tree.
The smaller ornaments we made from dollar store paper plates.
For the temporary tree skirt (i have one in the works) I used a bunch of black tulle. Sophia helped with the tulle.
Thanks for stopping and having a peek at my Day of the Dead Tree.
Tree by Treetopia
Jumbo Sugar Skulls made by me and Steve.
Small Sugar Skulls made by me and Steve.
See the other trees in the blog hop!