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Time for brides & patio parties!

Back in 2002 when it appeared that selling from a website was the wave of the future and that our MexicanSugarSkull.com website would create some income, I started thinking, "What can I sell online when it's NOT sugar skull season?" I decided the perfect solution was to supplement skeletons by selling high quality Mexican oilcloth to restaurants & homeowners who wanted to decorate for spring & summer. Then I thought I would expand my line of papel picado since I love this old, traditional folk art and enjoy working with the artist in Puebla. Perhaps the sugar skull mold - oilcloth - papel picado triangle was a winning combination. Besides, if one line crapped out, I'd still have the other line to sell during the “slow season” so I might not have to get a part time job!

Well, after 12 years, the Internet is not just a fad, and in fact, it's a daily blessing bringing us orders from around the world. Day of the Dead is gaining in popularity as folks in far off countries celebrate it and embrace this wonderful Mexican holiday. When we get sugar skull mold orders from Perth, Belfast or Montreal, I remember the first batch of Day of the Dead folk art skeletons that I brought back from Oaxaca in 1979… pallbearers made from dried garbanzo beans & toothpicks. I took them to the wholesale trade show and they didn't sell! My customers thought I was crazy to be offering crude skeletons instead of the popular teal & mauve howling coyotes. Little did they know that Day of the Dead was about to become the next American holiday!

Wedding reception with MexicanSugarSkull.com cut paper banners - Caitlyn + John: Arkansas Wedding
photo courtesy Daniel Kim Photography

As June begins, custom wedding papel picado orders skyrocket as does oilcloth that we cut for patios, parties & restaurants. It amuses us that our gorgeous custom papel picado banners are made in a small agricultural village in southern Mexico and end up in fancy weddings in castles in Scotland, museums in Austin and missions in Santa Barbara. Some couples take it back down to Cancun for their spectacular weddings on the Mayan Riviera. Our custom oilcloth tablecloths wind up on cruise ships, bistros in Sao Pablo Brazil, movie sets in England and famous Mexican restaurants. Our customers are global and thank god for Google translate!

Thank you for your business and for supporting beautiful handmade folk art. And if anyone knows the new Pope, please ask him to create a patron saint of the Internet!

-Angela Villalba
& all the skeleton crew here at MexicanSugarSkull.com

 

 

Welcome to MexicanSugarSkull.com

Creators of the Mexican Sugar Skull Molds

Cascade of MexicanSugarSkull.com handmade beautifully decorated sugar skulls

 

In celebration of amor eterno, we're offering a special 20% discount on a dozen of our favorite skeleton novio cake-toppers & wedding tiles.


Our Día de Muertos Collection

Floral on red Mexican oilcloth sample

Floral on Red

Frida on Black Mexican Oilcloth sample

NEW Frida on Black

Frida on Lime Mexican Oilcloth sample

NEW Frida on Lime Green

Animales on Black Mexican Oilcloths ample

NEW Animales on Black
We carry the best Mexican oilcloth available! Oilcloth brightens a kitchen and adds personality to a patio table. It's an inexpensive way to jazz up the place! Oilcloth adds a lot of design flavor to any area of tables quite inexpensively. Great for catering tables, runners, party event rooms or everyday dining room tables. Here's a Mother's Day gift mom will love opening and use again & again! We carry a large selection of oilcloth by the foot or roll, and beautiful stock tablecloths. If you have a special design in mind for a round or long rectangular table, we can help. Start your collection of oilcloth patterns today and if you get tired of them, you can use them to line your kitchen drawers!
Blank paper mache skull next to a painted paper mache skull Bicycle built for Two Skeleton novios Rose Sugar Skull Tee Shirt emblem
Blank papier mâché skulls made by Mexican artists for you to finish. Make a sugar skull without the sugar! Use paints, glitter pens, feathers & beads to create your skull to honor your loved one! Romantic skeleton folk art
Bicycle built for two
skeleton novio is perfect for weddings, anniversaries, marriage proposals, loving gifts of all kinds & ofrendas.
Awesome new Rose Sugar Skull t-shirt
Red roses - a symbol of love and awakening. The butterfly is thought to represent a returning soul for Day of the Dead.

Click on any photo below & be whisked away to skeleton folk art nirvana!

Handmade Vida/Muerte Sugar Skull Pink Rose earrings Folk art skeleton figure woman on motorcycle Virgin of Guadalupe folk art picture with reverse painted virgin and crinkled tin foil Fancy sugar skull from Mexico master sugar maker to celebrate dia de los muertos Cute skeletons painted reverse glass from Peru Alexander Henry skeleton fabric for dia de los muertos fans who are artistic

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