In this tutorial, I'll show you how I made this spooky (and adorable) felt Sugar Skull. My friend Brook and I made these last weekend and had soooo much fun making them! I hope you have fun making them too!
Start by gathering your supplies.
Sketch out your template on a piece of paper. Add your design right onto your template and color it in so you know what colors you're going to use and where. Cut out your template and be sure to fold it in half to verify both sides are symmetrical.
Cut out your skull shape in felt and verify both sides are symmetrical again.
Cut out the other pieces of felt you'll need for your design. Glue them in place along with the plastic gems (if you choose to use them).
Stitch on the sequin eyes using large seed beads to hold them in place and for the thread, you can take a single strand from a piece of embroidery floss. Save the remaining 5 strands, you may want them later for a detail you want to add.
Use a blanket stitch hold down the glued on felt parts and back-stitch any additional embroidery designs you want to add to your skull.
Use your fabric paint and glitter glue to add on extra designs.
To finish, you can attach a back of some sort to your skull, whether it be just a flat piece of felt to make a broach or a back and stuffing to make an ornament like I did here. I suggest using a blanket stitch in a bright color around the edge to add effect. You can add a ribbon to the ornament too.