Thursday, October 26, 2017

DIY Roundup: Easy Halloween Costumes!

Halloween is only a few days away, and if your little one (or maybe even you) are still in need of a costume, have no fear! We've rounded up a bunch of fun, easy, and delightful costumes for you to check out in this newest blog post.

Boba tea costume by Oh Happy Day

collage carries all the supplies you need to make these costumes happen! Click the jump below to see more cute and quick costume ideas.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

DIY: Stitched Felt Sugar Skulls

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a fantastic autumn holiday. If you're not familiar with it, it's a lively celebration and a devotion to the dead, celebrated throughout Latin America and especially in Mexico. It lasts for two days, November 1st and 2nd, and it is full of bright colors, parties to honor deceased family members, and huge handmade ofrendas (altars). These altars are decorated with things like sugar skulls, candles, marigolds, food, drink, and clothing. To learn much more about Dia de los Muertos, click here.

For our most recent craft night at Atlas Pizza, we stitched felt sugar skulls (see below), in honor of this holiday. In the tradition of sugar skulls, the skull represents a departed soul, with a name written on the forehead, and placed on an ofrenda to honor and encourage the return of this deceased spirit. It is a vivid way of celebrating those who have passed on. 

We decided to devote a blog post to these felt sugar skulls, in case you missed craft night. You can find the template and instructions by clicking the jump below. All supplies can be found at collage.

Friday, October 13, 2017

New Products Roundup: Halloween and Day of the Dead Goodies

Two of our favorite holidays are upon us: Halloween and Day of the Dead. We love how creative people get with their costumes and decorations! We decided to dedicate a post to some of the great seasonal products we have in the store. Scroll down to see some of the delightful and unique supplies and decor available at collage.

Mini-Pumpkins to use for decorating 

Lots of fun seasonal washi tape available.  Styles may vary by location
Colorful papel picado

Hit the jump below to see more Halloween and Day of the Dead goodies available at collage!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

DIY: Hand-painted Mugs

As the chill sets in, what better way to warm your hands than with a hand-painted mug full of hot cocoa!

Painting mugs is an easy project, and if you're already thinking about making handmade holiday gifts, this is a great start. The supplies are simple and affordable, and beginners and advanced painters will enjoy this project.

Click the jump below to see more photos, plus tips and tricks on how to paint and customize your very own mug. All supplies are available at collage!