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17 Fun Frida Kahlo Inspired Crafts: Unleash Your Inner Artist

Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Frida Kahlo with our curated collection of inspired crafts. These projects celebrate the iconic artist’s legacy and style from painting to embroidery.

The iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is one of my heroines. A few years ago, I was fortunate to visit the stunning V&A Frida exhibition called “Making her self up“.

The exhibition was not just about Frida’s fantastic artwork. It was full of her clothing, jewellery, papers and other items. They had been locked away in a bathroom of her lifelong home, La Casa Azul (The Blue House) in Mexico City, for 50 years after her death. It was the first time these personal items had been seen outside of Mexico.

Her home is now the most famous museum in Mexico City. She’s an integral part of Mexican cultural heritage; her paintings are now prohibited from being sold outside the country. So, it is rare to see exhibitions of her work outside of Mexico.

She is considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century (by the Tate Modern). It’s not just her vivid artwork that made her famous, but her extraordinary life and personal style. As a result, she has been immortalized as a cult figure and is one of the most instantly recognizable artists.

After the visit, I was inspired to make a few Frida Kahlo crafts to decorate my home. Because of her instantly recognizable features and distinctive look, it is straightforward to make Frida-themed crafts. Many ideas centre around her Boho style, her famous hairstyle with a crown of flowers and her monobrow.

Crafting with Frida: Creative DIY Projects Inspired by Kahlo

From vibrant self-portraits to symbolic motifs, discover how you can bring a touch of Frida Kahlo's magic to your DIY projects with these innovative craft ideas.

17 Frida Kahlo themed craft ideas pin

More Mexican Floral Craft Ideas

There are tutorials for different paper flowers and succulents with this giant paper flower wall decoration, which could be used for Frida crafts.

If you enjoyed these Frida Kahlo themed ideas, then you might enjoy these DIY Mexican tile planters, a fun felt succulent garden or this list of cool Cactus crafts.

Lisa Hofeling

Tuesday 28th of June 2022

Thank you so much for this! You’re my new favorite blog! I’m obsessed with Frida, succulents, Mexican crafts, recycling/upcycling… I’m so inspired!!

Claire Armstrong

Tuesday 28th of June 2022

Ohh that is lovely to hear. Frida is so inspiring!

Michelle Leslie

Friday 10th of September 2021

She's my hero too. Her life story is so inspiring and the way she expresses herself in her art and the love letters she wrote to Diego is just so honest. So I'm loving all these ideas, Claire.

Claire Armstrong

Friday 10th of September 2021

Thank you, Michelle. The exhibition at the V&A was really insightful about her life, if I’m ever in Mexico City I will visit the blue house.