Here’s a sugar skull craft: How to make no-sew appliqués you can use for Dia de los Muertos or any time of the year!
It’s a resourceful and creative way Looking to use your beautiful scrap fabric.
These no-sew appliqués are much easier to assemble than you can imagine.
Here’s what you need for this sugar skull craft:
How to make no-sew appliqués:
Take one sheet and peel off the protective backing from one of the sides.
Apply the sticky side to the back of your fabric scrap. I like to use the adhesive fabric sheets that are already cut to size, 4.25×5″ work perfectly.
Smooth it out with your finger to remove any ripples or bubbles.
Use scissors to trim away the excess fabric from the adhesive sheet.
Now you have a perfect size to create your applique!
Draw a design on the backing.
If you feel nervous about freehand drawing, print a template from one of my other Day of the Dead crafts and use tracing paper to transfer the design to the back of this fabric piece:
Use small craft scissors or a craft knife (be careful!) to cut out your sugar skull.
Peel away the backing to expose the sticky goodness!
Prewash your T-shirt, jeans, whatever you’ll be using. This is they are brand new. We want to make sure the sizing is removed. Otherwise you are good to go!
Apply the no-sew applique onto your shirt!
These appliqués will hold up through a couple washes.
Make them more permanent by outlining with Puffy Paint, let dry.
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