D and I do not have a traditional Christmas tree. Well, this year we don't actually have a Christmas tree at all, because we ran out of time, but that hasn't stopped me from adding to our ornament collection. As a nod to D's heritage, (but mostly just because we like it) our tree decorations are Mexican themed. Not meaning we have little glass blown tacos (although I would totally buy them, if I could find them), but we generally go for Dia de los Muertos-esque decorations. We have a great collection of little skeletons and skulls and I have some homemade ornaments using loteria cards. As a side note, I should mention that D's mom, who is Mexican, finds our Mexican themed tree completely bizarre, but kind of funny. I just don't want to mislead you into thinking that this is some kind of authentic Mexican tradition.
And now we have these guys.
As I've mentioned, we kind of love lucha libre, particularly after we were lucky enough to go to a real show while we were in Mexico last summer. So these little luchador masks, which I based on actual masks and then cut out of felt and glued together, will be making it onto our tree. Whenever we end up actually getting one, that is.
These are the coolest ornaments ever. If you end up getting a tree I would love to see it all in action.ReplyDelete
This is exactly why I adore you. Have I told you lately that I love you? Has Rod Stewart? If not, please see my blog. I left you a little prezzie there.ReplyDelete
I'm still in the midst of making felt ornaments. I feel like I'll never finish...
i absolutely love the idea of a themed christmas tree, especially when it has to do with dia de los muertos. these little guys will make a perfect addition next year.ReplyDelete
These are adorable ornaments and could even be kept out all year long.ReplyDelete
can't wait to see your tree next year. I just love all mexican anything! so ofcourse I am diggin' these ornaments! cheersReplyDelete
what a great idea, a mexican-themed christmas!!!ReplyDelete
the masks are so much fun, and i wish you a great, colorful christmas! xx
TOO hilarious! I love imagining you with your felt and glue putting these together----so adorable! What great tongue in cheek decorations.ReplyDelete
Haha - these are fantastic!ReplyDelete