DIY Fabric Spikes with Oly*Fun
These DIY Oly*Fun fabric spikes are great for costumes. You can make them in any size and color. They are less expensive than real spikes and are squishy, which makes them kids safe. Put them on the back of a hoodie for a dinosaur costume. Add them to a jacket, vest or skirt for a rocker look. If you make them extra-large, they can work as simplified Christmas trees. These can be sewn by hand or machine. If you are making them on a small-scale, sewing by hand will be best. If you are making multiples, you can create them in an assembly line, doing each step for all the spikes, vs having to repeat the whole tutorial for each spike. You can attach these to your costume using hot glue, fabric glue or hand stitching. If you don’t have an object large enough to trace for the spike size you want, use a compass or the pin, thread, and pencil method. You spike height will be slightly smaller than the radius of the circle (from the center to the edge). The width is controlled by how wide the pie shape is. A thinner pie shape will make a skinnier spike. A thicker pie shape will make a fatter spike. I used Oly*Fun, but you could use felt, or any other not fraying stiff fabric.
What you need to make this project
- Grey thread
- A circle object or template
- Hand Sewing Needle