felt and button skull brooches

So, Halloween is right around the corner and we are all gearing up for that.  Today I have some cute Skull Brooches, made out of felt and buttons, that will be perfect for Halloween.  Have you noticed how popular skulls are right now–especially cute skulls with bows in their hair?  At first I thought it was strange, and a little scary, but, I have to be honest, I’ve sort of jumped on board with this trend.  It’s a skull yes, but with a bow, and when made out of felt and buttons, they are sort of cute.  Theses felt and button Skull Brooches can be made in a matter of minutes and can be turned into a brooch (as mine are) or into a necklace pendant.

Want to make one yourself?  Here’ how:

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1. Draw a basic skull shape on a piece of paper (the shape is a circle cut in a little and flat at the bottom).  Then, take some packing tape and tape the template directly onto the felt.  Then, cut out two skull shapes.

2. Pull out our hoard of buttons (or, am I the only one that hoard buttons?)  Pick out a variety of buttons.

3. Use needle and thread to sew on your buttons.  They add three long stitches to the “mouth” of the skull.  Next, put the two skull pieces together and blanket stitch around the outside.

4.  Finally, add a bow and bar pin with some hot glue.

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Aren’t they cute?  Don’t the buttons just MAKE them?

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I really think that felt is the perfect material for this project.  It comes in so many great colors and it makes the sort of “hard” image of a skull and little bit softer.

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If you liked this project, make sure to check out this felt and button bat brooch {with free template!!}:

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