The vibrant and symbolic traditions behind traditional Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations (November 1st) are becoming more mainstream with each passing year, spreading from Mexico through the US and beyond. Among the most popular Day of the Dead icons are skulls and skeletons, which pop up everywhere on the days and weeks leading up to Dia de los Muertos. With that in mind here’s our whimsical Felt and Feather Dia de los Muertos Skull Broach project that you can DIY and wear to your local Day of the Dead cultural events.
- Black Felt
- White Foam Sheet
- Black and White Netting or Tulle
- Assorted Feather Packages and Trims from The Feather Place
- Broach Pin
- Decorative Accents (Sequins, Glitter Paints, Buttons, Rhinestones, Foam Shapes , Small Silk Flowers..)
- Printable Skull Pattern to use as a general reference. We used the Printable Skull Pattern below and shrunk it down to print at a 5×7″ photo . 💀
Cut out your white skull template so you can trace around for shape. Don’t worry, It does not need to be perfect. Continue and cut your skulls shapes out of the White Foam Sheet with an additional slightly larger piece out of the Black Felt Fabric.
Glue on the White Foam Skull Shape over the Larger Black Felt Skull Shape.
Arrange and glue your Feathers, Trims, Rhinestones and Decorative Accents onto the skulls. Have fun with this, There is no wrong way to do this. We encourage you to search Google images for inspiration!
Glue the broach pin onto the back of the Black Felt and your done! Wear your Felt and Feather Dia de los Muertos Skull Broach to your local Day of the Dead cultural events.