Project Level : Easy
skulls(Halloween is the best time to get stuff like this)
french barrette(Jo Ann Fabrics)
small pieces of fabric
batting-warm and natural
I wanted to make a cool head piece or pieces for my Halloween Costume. This could also be for a Goth piece too.
I cut out two oval 3 inch card board pieces. I then cut 2 pieces of the warm type of batting used for quilts(warm and natural batting) and glued first the batting then the fabric. I used clamps to make sure everything stayed glued on both sides. I then glued the french barrettes on the back.
I waited 24 hrs for everything to dry.
The next day I cut out the flowers and added glue to the stems then clamped them. One flower on first and then I glued the feather stem. Then I glued the other flower. I used clamps on the flowers and feather. I waited a few hours before I glued on the skulls. I did paint my skulls to look like the sugar skulls before I glued them on but thats an extra thing to do . You don't have to do it.
You could add tulle,lace and any other thing. I didn't have enough time to do all the things I wanted to. I might be adding stuff to it.
Places to get feathers:
Fishing stores-they sell lots of different kinds of feathers
I got mine at LL Bean in Freeport
I have previous blogs for online sites for feathers
Vendors of Awesome Skull/Goth/Day of the Dead Head pieces
Stix and Jones
Artisans a GoGo