Jack Skellington Inspired Bow Tie or Hair Clip

Here is a fun way to add a little Jack Skellington flair to your outfit, perfect for Halloween! This idea is from our friends at Disney Family.


Here’s an easy felt version of Jack Skellington’s famous bat bow tie. All you need is some stiff felt, puffy paint and a hair clip. This could be made for a full-on Jack Skellington costume, or whip one up to add a little Halloween fun to an everyday white collared shirt!

Time: 30 minutes
What You’ll Need
  • Jack Skellington Inspired Bow Tie pattern (see end of article)
  • Stiff felt sheet, black
  • 3D (puffy) paint, white
  • Hair clip
  • Needle & thread (preferably black)
  • Hot glue gun and glue or felt glue
  • Scissors
  • Regular paper or cardstock
How To Make It
  • 1. Cut out the head and wings from the stiff black felt according to the template provided. Use white 3D paint to add accent lines and the bat face. Allow to dry.

  • 2. Open the hair clip and hand sew it onto the back of the wings piece.

    Tip to get the proper placement: Before you sew it on, clip the hair clip onto the collar of the shirt that will be worn with the bow tie. Center the wings over the shirt collar and note where the hair clip should sit on the back of the wings. Then sew into place.

  • 3. Glue the head piece in the center of the wings. It should cover up your hand sewing. Allow the glue to dry, and you’re all done!
Notes: Cutting should be done by an adult.
Variations: This could also be used as a fun and festive hair barrette. Shrink the template down by 50%, or to the desired size, and wear the finished piece in your hair!
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