DIY Felt Halloween Ornaments – Graveyard Style
Memento Mori - DIY Felt Halloween Ornaments
Sometimes the best-laid plans just don’t come together.
For example, I had a different project in mind for this week, but I got sidetracked by a doodle I scribbled, so here we are.
The doodle in question isn’t even impressive, but it sparked an idea for some memento mori, and I just had to make it.
This set of felt Halloween ornaments features a tombstone, toe-pincher coffin, skull, and bones. These range in size from about 4″ high up to 8.5″ tall.
And, in true Making Make Believe fashion, these can be crafted from various materials and colors to fit your theme and haunted style.
Construction is fun and easy, but my favorite thing about making these is parking myself in front of a spooky flick while stitching them together.
Decisions, decisions! Which movie to watch???
In The Graveyard
To get started, we will need:
Craft felt in assorted colors
Stuffing or batting (optional)
Cutting machine or scissors – I’m using the Cricut Maker
We will also need the free In The Graveyard template which can be found in the Haunted Library.
Choose from the SVG for machine cutting or the PDF for hand-cutting.
Felt Halloween Ornaments From The Graveyard
To begin, cut one front piece and one back piece for each ornament.
Then, cut an additional back piece from a coordinating felt color for the tombstone, coffin, and skull. We will place these pieces behind the fronts as a background to the cutouts.
Stack your pieces with the backs on the bottom, backgrounds in the middle, and fronts on top.
I did not secure the cutout openings, but with a bit of glue, you can tack the top piece to the background piece. Be sure to keep the glue away from areas you will be stitching.
Thread the embroidery floss onto the needle and blanket stitch around the ornament.
If you want to stuff your ornaments, leave an opening and fill with stuffing between the middle and back pieces.
I really like the look of these as they are so I choose not to stuff mine.
To hang, fashion a loop with embroidery floss.
I opted to use a ribbon hanger and I hide the knot inside a weathered, wooden bead.
Who says simple is boring?
I love how these look tucked into some dead branches.
Until next time – stay undead.