Skull Garland & Brooches

Dia de los Muertos isn’t complete without a colorful garland to hang and colorful brooches to wear--especially when they’re in sugar skull form. These projects require a bit more time, but it’s well worth the effort, especially when you see them in their finished form. In order to create the brooches, simply use the provided template to scale down the size and add a safety pin on the backside. Your event will look dazzling with the garland brooches whose details and whimsical hues provide the perfect atmosphere for celebrating the Day of the Dead.

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1 garland & multiple brooches

Step-by-Step Tutorial

Materials
Skull Garland & Brooches Template PDF
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    Gather your materials.
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    Download and cut out the template provided. Put them on top of the felt colors you'd like to use and cut them out. You should end up with the pieces pictured.
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    Use a simple running stitch to attach the eyes, making sure to follow the circular shape. Add the mouth with a horizontal running stitch and add three vertical stitches to complete the teeth.
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    Stitch the two skull parts together using a blanket stitch. After you have stitched it halfway, take a handful of fill and put it into the skull; afterward, continue the blanket stitch all the way around.
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    Attach the nose and googly eyes using tacky glue.
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    Add the leaves and flowers using tacky glue. To make the flowers pop out, take the inner end, holding it in place and swirl the felt piece until the other end is laying underneath the first end.
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    Repeat the steps to make as many felt skulls as you'd like. To make the brooches, simply use the smaller templates and add a safety pin to the back. Add some string to the larger skulls and create a garland to hang and brooches to wear!
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