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Pumpkin & Skeleton DIY Bracelets Cute Felt Halloween Craft Idea

Easy no-sew Halloween bracelets

Looking for fun felt Halloween craft ideas? Make these cute felt Halloween bracelets! My no-sew felt Halloween crafts free pattern includes pumpkin and skulls/skeletons printable templates. It’s a cute Halloween craft with felt that you can make in just one evening!

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 felt Halloween bracelets would be fun.

Pumpkin and Skeleton DIY bracelets cute felt Halloween craft idea

This 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 attach Halloween bracelets using VELCRO fasteners

The bracelet sticks to itself — yes, itself!

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.

Pumpkin DIY felt bracelet for Halloween

Make it a no-sew project with a Sharpie

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!

Elise wearing felt Halloween bracelets. Copyright Merriment Design Co. Do not use without written permission.

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…

Elise wearing felt Halloween bracelets. Copyright Merriment Design Co. Do not use without written permission.
Embroidering skeleton felt bracelet for Halloween

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

VELCRO® Brand gave me the VELCRO® Reusable Ties For Wires & Cords. Thank you!

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

Step 1: Print and cut out my Halloween felt crafts printable templates

Print and cut out my free Halloween pumpkin and skull/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. Elise calls skeletons “ghouls” and it was a special request. I also almost made a black cat bracelet. Maybe next Halloween?

Simple skull skeleton drawing to make a skeleton printable template

Step 2: Cut the Halloween pattern out of felt

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

Felt Halloween crafts free pattern for skeleton, skulls, and pumpkins

Here it is the cutout skull/skeleton pattern on top of the felt.

Halloween felt crafts printable templates for skeleton skulls and pumpkins

Step 3: Trace and cut the nose sides for the bracelet

Now you’re going to trace the nose onto the felt skeleton. Place the felt up against a window and you should be able to see through it. Trace the left and right sides onto the felt using a disappearing ink pen; it’s a little trick to write with pen on felt so I just tap-tap-tap it on. No need to trace a top or bottom — you’re only going to need the right and left sides.

Tracing a skeleton skull pattern onto felt

Carefully cut the nose slits on the right and left sides only. 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.

Cutting slits in DIY felt Halloween skeleton bracelets

Step 4: Thread VELCRO® Brand ties through the nose sides

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 attach Halloween bracelets using VELCRO® fasteners

Thread the pumpkin or skeleton onto the felt 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 attach Halloween bracelets using VELCRO® fasteners

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

DIY Halloween skeleton skull bracelets for Halloween

Step 5: Draw the face, add embroidery if you like

Now take a Sharpie marker in black 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.

DIY Halloween skeleton skull bracelets for Halloween

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 embroidery floss on top of the Sharpie marker.

Embroidering skeleton felt bracelet for Halloween

Now just wrap the pumpkin bracelet and skull bracelets around your wrist.

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Pumpkin and Skeleton DIY bracelets cute felt Halloween craft idea

And see more DIY Halloween craft projects like my printable tombstone Halloween cupcake toppers and DIY trick-or-treat bag with moving spiders.

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Danielle

Thursday 17th of October 2013

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 :)

Margo

Tuesday 30th of October 2012

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!

Jennifer

Friday 28th of September 2012

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

hilke

Wednesday 26th of September 2012

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

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