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How to make Easy Halloween No-Sew Bracelets Pumpkin and Skulls crafts and kids activities

Lately I’ve been dreaming up Halloween crafts for kids while re-watching Season 1 of The X Files.

Now that Elise is almost 3 she’s really getting into Halloween. She’s already practicing her “trick-or-treats” and directing costume ideas for the entire family (currently all Toy Story characters). So I thought making her some Halloween no-sew bracelets would be fun.

How to make Easy Halloween No-Sew Bracelets Pumpkin and Skulls crafts and kids activities

These no-sew Halloween kids bracelets craft is based on my easy no-sew felt flower bracelets. But this time instead of VELCRO Plant Ties I’m using VELCRO Reusable Ties For Wires & Cords.

How to make Easy Halloween No-Sew Bracelets Pumpkin and Skulls crafts and kids activities

It sticks to itself (yes, IT STICKS TO ITSELF!!) so there’s no need to make any kind of clasps or put on buttons or size it or measure or cut or anything — the bracelets are truly one size fits all. And you weave the VELCRO ties through slits in the felt to make cute little noses.

How to make Easy Halloween No-Sew Bracelets Pumpkin and Skulls crafts and kids activities

You can make this Halloween craft extra easy by just using Sharpies to draw faces. I took the time to embroider the faces because for some reason my husband Shane and I are re-watching The X Files and I need to multi-task to keep from getting too creeped out, especially by the contortionist, oh nightmares!

How to make Easy Halloween No-Sew Bracelets Pumpkin and Skulls crafts and kids activities

The skull was a special request from Elise; she’s simultaneously obsessed with ‘ghouls’ (skulls/skeletons) and points them out whenever she sees them BUT she’s also kind of scared of them …kind of like me making kids bracelets to half-watch The X-Files, heh…

How to make Easy Halloween No-Sew Bracelets Pumpkin and Skulls crafts and kids activities

WANNA MAKE IT? Free pattern, step-by-step tutorial and supply list for making my easy Halloween no-sew pumpkin and skulls bracelets for kids –>

How to make Easy Halloween No-Sew Bracelets Pumpkin and Skulls crafts and kids activities How to make Easy Halloween No-Sew Bracelets Pumpkin and Skulls crafts and kids activities How to make Easy Halloween No-Sew Bracelets Pumpkin and Skulls crafts and kids activities
How to make Easy Halloween No-Sew Bracelets Pumpkin and Skulls crafts and kids activities How to make Easy Halloween No-Sew Bracelets Pumpkin and Skulls crafts and kids activities How to make Easy Halloween No-Sew Bracelets Pumpkin and Skulls crafts and kids activities


Supplies for making Easy Halloween No-Sew Pumpkin and Skeleton Bracelets:

Now Velcro Corporation gave me the VELCRO Reusable Ties For Wires & Cords. Thank you!

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How to make Easy Halloween No-Sew Pumpkin and Skeleton Bracelets:

Print and cut out my free Halloween pumpkin and skeleton bracelet template. The free pattern is sized for kids so just increase the size on a copier if you’d like them larger. I just drew them until I liked it and then traced a pattern from what I drew.

How to make Easy Halloween No-Sew Bracelets Pumpkin and Skulls crafts and kids activities

Place the free skull pattern onto the felt. You can either trace the pattern using disappearing fabric ink pen or just hold the pattern tightly to the felt and cut. I am lazy so I just cut it out.

How to make Easy Halloween No-Sew Bracelets Pumpkin and Skulls crafts and kids activities

Here it is the cut out skull pattern.

How to make Easy Halloween No-Sew Bracelets Pumpkin and Skulls crafts and kids activities

Now you’re going to trace the nose. Place it up against a window and you should be able to see through your felt. Trace with disappearing ink pen. It’s a little trick to write with pen on felt so I just tap-tap-tap it on.

How to make Easy Halloween No-Sew Bracelets Pumpkin and Skulls crafts and kids activities

Carefully cut the nose slits on the right and left side. I used scissors this time but when I made my easy no-sew felt flower bracelets I used a seam ripper and I think that’s probably a better call.

How to make Easy Halloween No-Sew Bracelets Pumpkin and Skulls crafts and kids activities

Now your secret weapon: Take one VELCRO Reusable Ties For Wires & Cords and thread the end of it through the slit. Felt is naturally going to stick to the hook (scratchy) side, so when you thread it through, try to thread it so that the felt is touching the smooth side. Go slowly so to avoid tearing a bigger slit into your felt.

How to make Easy Halloween No-Sew Bracelets Pumpkin and Skulls crafts and kids activities

Thread the pumpkin or skeleton onto the VELCRO Reusable Ties For Wires & Cords so that it’s almost in the middle of your tie — remember that you cut some extra for overlap so it should be slightly to one side.

How to make Easy Halloween No-Sew Bracelets Pumpkin and Skulls crafts and kids activities

Now thread the end back through the other slit, which will make a nose in your pumpkin or skeleton.

How to make Easy Halloween No-Sew Bracelets Pumpkin and Skulls crafts and kids activities

Now take a Sharpie and draw the eyes and mouth. The trick with using Sharpies on felt is to dab dab dab them with the tip rather than try to draw a normal line.

How to make Easy Halloween No-Sew Bracelets Pumpkin and Skulls crafts and kids activities

Now you could stop here and just wear the bracelets with the Sharpie. I wanted something a little bit nicer and deeper black too so I decided to embroider black thread on top of the Sharpie.

How to make Easy Halloween No-Sew Bracelets Pumpkin and Skulls crafts and kids activities

And the eyes too. Now just wrap the pumpkin bracelet or skull bracelet around your wrist.

How to make Easy Halloween No-Sew Bracelets Pumpkin and Skulls crafts and kids activities

Happy Halloween!

How to make Easy Halloween No-Sew Bracelets Pumpkin and Skulls crafts and kids activities

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5 Responses to “Easy Halloween No-Sew Bracelets: Pumpkins and Skulls”


  1. Danielle Says:

    These are gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing your creation with the rest of us. Now I’m going to try to find some velcro like that here in the south of France :)

  2. Margo Says:

    I just made the skull — very cute! Only comment is that the Velcro ties I used (3/4 in. wide) had to be trimmed significantly to fit through the nose slit. Thanks for the idea!

  3. Jennifer Says:

    These are really cute, I think I’ll give them a try. Thank you!

  4. hilke Says:

    Super cute! And a really nice instruction! Thank you!


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