Super Cute Scandinavian Felt Halloween Skull Decoration

4 Materials
2 Hours

I love the simple look of Scandinavian design and have used this with many of my holiday decorations. Earlier in the year, I made some cute Scandinavian simple embroidered hearts (see here), this gave me the idea for this Halloween decoration.

This is a very easy craft and even though the decoration is embroidered the stitches are simple enough for a child to do. All you need is some cream felt (1 small sheet) a scrap piece of black felt, thread, some craft wire and a small branch stump.

First, download the free skull template from my blog (link in bio and the end). There are five designs to choose from.

Cut out one of the skull shapes and draw around it onto the cream felt.

Then cut out the skull shape, you will need two identical pieces for each skull decoration.

Following the designs on the blog, cut out the eyes and noises in black felt and stick them onto the skull face.

Then embroider in black the features such as the mouth. Just use a simple running stitch, it's like doodling with thread.

Then stitch the two skull pieces together using a blanket stitch around the outside (details on blog). Leave a gap to stuff the skull.

Stuff the felt skull with fiberfill. I just use the filling from old pillows.

Then stitch it shut.

Then drill 5 holes into the top of the stump, one for each skull. Cut 5 pieces of wire in various lengths.

Then stick a piece of wire into the base of the skull.

Then stick the wire into the top of the stump.

Finish off by making the other felt skulls and sticking them in the stump. This Halloween decoration is more cute than spooky.

I have a popular Christmas version of this Scandinavian style decoration which you can see here.

Suggested materials:

  • Cream and black felt
  • Cream and black embroidery thread
  • Craft wire
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Claire at Pillarboxblue
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  • Leslie Leslie on Oct 10, 2021

    I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the finished product. Thank you for sharing your idea and process :)

  • Veronica Veronica on Oct 28, 2021

    They are adorable 🥰. I’m going to attempt this cute project.