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Mexican Sugar Skull destroyed by WILDFIRE

  • I'd rather be packing sugar skulls! This week has upset our lives tremendously.
  • Warehouse is destroyed but we still have sugar skull blanks & a small amount of merchandise we'd like to sell.
  • We will tend to all our customer service problems as quickly as possible, once we get a computer set up.
  • We may have to modify our business to focus on custom oilcloth, papel picado, sugar skull molds & special orders that don't require any warehouse space. It may take 2-3 years to rebuild our house & warehouse.
  • Please contact me if you'd like to book a workshop, lecture or training on Mexican Calendar Girls or Day of the Dead. Keep reading our newsletters! Thanks
Hidden Hills Fire

Sadly, 1am Monday, October 9, 2017, we had 25 minutes (in the dark) to escape our beautiful Santa Rosa home where we operated We woke up to orange-red fire skies, 75mph winds, smoke, embers, falling trees & electric lines. I had to throw 125 donkey piñatas out of my van before we could fit Tacuba & 2 suitcases in the van. Our home, warehouse & inventory all burnt to the ground including all collections of Mexican calendar girls, Mexican movie posters, textiles & an extensive library of folk art books and a thousand other precious things. This huge fire is unprecedented & has destroyed over 6000 homes & businesses. Nuns Fire - Google it!

This fire impacts everyone who was counting on our sugar skull molds, ofrenda decorations, papel picado & gifts. Please refer to our Locations page and call around to give your business to some of the stores who buy wholesale from us. Many ship. If you need sugar skull molds, contact: Alma's Oilcloth Healdsburg, CA; Arara Enterprises San Diego; Artelexia San Diego; Borderlands Tucson; Casa Bonampak San Francisco; Casa Ramirez Houston; Home Cake Decorating Supply Seattle; Olvera Candle Co. Los Angeles, CA.

- Warmest regards from Angela Villalba & the sugar skull family

We still have some things for sale. You can buy them ASAP and we will ship ASAP. The list will change as police barricades start letting people get through & we can see if our storage locker is charred or has some merchandise. We need your help. As of

  • We have 2,200 medium sugar skull blanks & 80 Large blanks – these need a home desperately! Only large orders of 2 dozen or more please. If you are an organization/event that can help with a LARGE quantity, please call me at my cell phone: 626.592.0480 AND email me so I’ll get your message.

  • FedEx freight is trying to redirect a small delivery of papier maché Thursday – this should have some large Big Eye skulls, gigante wall masks, rattles & pan de muertos.

  • UPS is holding an unknown box from Guanajuato and possibly 6 boxes of sugar skull molds! (but we won’t have ANY backing cards with recipes.)

  • Post office has been holding packages in warehouses outside the fire zone, but the paper mache Coke Bottle skeleton cats & dogs are probably in there.

We need to sell all this stock as we have nowhere to store it.

Beautiful, hand painted red papier mache Big Eyes skull.

2 skeleton bone dog rattles on colorful sticks with ribbon Elaborately decorated, authentic Mexican Catrina sugar skull

Big Eyes Papier Mâché Skull

Maybe available Thursday

Bone Dog Rattles

Maybe available Thursday

Decorated Catrina Sugar Skulls

Maybe available Wednesday

Giant Rosa Mexicana (red) papier mâché sugar skull mask

Big Eyes Sugar Skull Mold - the largest, most realistic Mexican sugar skull mold we have Day of the Dead Mexican bingo playing cards & calling cards

Gigante Sugar Skull Wall Masks

Maybe available Thursday

Sugar Skull Mold Supplies

Maybe available Wednesday

Loteria de Muertos (Mexican Bingo)

Maybe available Friday

Lime green papel picado cut paper banner with skeleton biker

Handmade Gigante Miracle Paper Flower Realistic looking papier mache Pan de Muertos bread loaf

Papel Picado Banners

Order from Casa Bonampak or for custom orders, order with us

Handmade Paper Flowers

Maybe available Friday

Papier Mâché Pan de Muerto

Maybe available Wednesday

Dressed up skeleton couple dancing in the starlight

We will do our best to take care of any customer service problems as quickly as they arise.

Please remember, we don’t have an office or a phone any more. This is a daunting task.

Senor Muertos Dia de los Muertos journal - cover on top of open journal

Day of the Dead Note Cards

Accepting wholesale orders anytime

Day of the Dead Journals

Accepting wholesale orders anytime

Round Frida on Black Mexican Oilcloth Tablecloth Assorted Mexican oilcloth samples

We will continue to sell Custom Mexican Oilcloth Tablecloths. Order your holiday tablecloth... next week!

We are safe, staying with friends in Berkeley, while we wait to be allowed back to say our “goodbyes” to our property. While we get a computer back up and running, register with FEMA and buy some clothes & cat toys for Tacuba (yes, she’s fine), we still want to do what we can to support you this year for your Day of the Dead parties, events, sugar skull decorating & honoring your departed loved ones.

All informational pages are turned on: Retail Store Locations and 2017 Day of the Dead Events pages are as current as possible. Please use the Teaching About Day of the Dead tips, Scrapbook and Day of the Dead History page for your classes.

Please keep sending us photos of your sugar skulls & ofrendas!

Making sugar skulls - sugar skull blanks, paste colores, etc.

Day of the Dead DIY

Our Día de Muertos Collection

I didn't want to remove all our beautiful products just yet...

Chocolate Skulls
instructions for the chocolate connoisseur

Craft Projects
Plaster skulls, skull candles & soaps & more

Fabric Projects
High quality fabrics for Day of the Dead projects from pajama pants to rice bags to quilts

Keep sending photos of your sugar skulls & celebrations. We love to share them. Read our news for cool photos & new arrivals. And don't forget our Facebook Sugar Skull fan's page… it's awesome! Over 120,000 sugar skull loving fans and followers!

More Information:

  • We have not packed orders since October 6.
  • If you have placed an order and not received your package, it’s possible it was packed and burnt, or it was waiting to be packed. It’s going to take time to sift through hundreds of orders to see if we can ship your order.
  • If we don't have the merchandise to ship, your order will be automatically canceled. No charges will be made to your credit card.
  • Remember, authorizations are created when you order online, but they are not charges. We charge you when we ship.
  • We do not know exactly what form our business will take looking forward. We hope to keep selling things that don’t require warehouse space, as it may take several years before our house & warehouse will be rebuilt. So, please keep us in mind if you need custom papel picado, custom tablecloths, sugar skull molds, and ANYTHING you need in large quantity that we can import just for you.
  • I foresee us needing to call & contact customers regarding uncertain availabilities. Please give us your accurate daytime cell number.
  • All orders will be charged “actual” shipping charges and Priority Mail boxes will be used more than usual.

Cascade of decorated sugar skulls made with's molds.

Sugar Skull Kits

Food Network video about sugar skulls and Day of the Dead

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