Nightmare Before Christmas Oogie Boogie

If you are looking for a last minute handmade Christmas gift, look no further!

This Nightmare Before Christmas Oogie Boogie Ornament is the perfect craft to whip up in just minutes.

And while it takes just minutes to create, your friends and family will cherish this unique ornament for years! 

Oogie Boogie is the easiest to make of my Nightmare Before Christmas Ornaments series and perfect for young kids just learning how to hand sew.

Oogie Boogie Felt Ornament Pattern PIN

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Despite the name and even Burton’s attachment, The Nightmare Before Christmas is a delight.

These days you can’t walk into a Hot Topic or into a group of tweens without being treated to Jack, Sally, and the whole gang on t-shirts, Pop Sockets, and plenty more sweet but spooky merchandise.

Danny Elfman’s music brings a lightness to the dark backdrop of Nightmare. No matter how spooky things got on screen, you can always depend on the characters bursting into song to get you up on your feet and dancing around.

What is the Nightmare Before Christmas about?

This is the story of an outsider trying to find something more in life beyond the hand he was dealt is as relevant, if not more today, especially to adolescents.

A film packed with kooky characters who are at their hearts sweet and sensitive, just a bunch of skeleton pumpkin creatures with hopes and dreams just like us.

We were all Jack Skellington at one point, tired of our hometown’s Halloween obsession and wondering if we’ll ever get out of this place.

We all know a kid who is right there on the precipice of discovering there’s a Christmas Town just around the corner.

And we all hope to find a way to make sense of our place as pumpkin king (or something like it).

If you’re not already a Nightmare fan, watch the original film once. Then turn on the sing-along version to truly immerse yourself in Halloweentown. But don’t wait until Halloween, or Christmas for that matter.

Nightmare is a film that’s made for watching all year-round, if only to remind us that where there’s darkness, there’s often light too.

Nightmare Before Christmas Oogie Boogie Ornament

Who is Oogie Boogie in the Nightmare Before Christmas?

Oogie Boogie is the main villain of the movie. He is a boogeyman made of a burlap sack that is filled with bugs and is always trying to scare the inhabitants of Halloween Town.

Do you have other Nightmare Before Christmas Felt Patterns?

Yes, I do! You can learn how to make all the characters below.

What do I need to make Nightmare Before Christmas ornaments?

This DIY felt ornament measures approximately 4.5″ tall and 3.5″ wide. Everything is cut from crafting felt and sewn together by hand.

The ears are attached using hot glue, but you could sew these on too if you prefer.

For young crafters, you can also make this a no sew project simply by using glue for everything in place of stitches! Use a permanent marker or fabric paint for the eyebrows and scar.

Nightmare Before Christmas Oogie Boogie

To make your felt Oogie Boogie ornament, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Craft felt
  • Ribbon
  • Embroidery floss
  • Stuffing
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors

In addition to these supplies, you will need to download and print my free pattern. Just click the download button below to grab the PDF.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and print this file. (Don’t worry, it’s free!)

Oogie Boogie Ornament Video Sew Along Tutorial

Learn to sew your own DIY Oogie Boogie Felt Ornament with our video tutorial below.

How to Make a Nightmare Before Christmas Oogie Boogie

I will show you how to make a felt Oogie Boogie ornament in just a few simple steps, without a sewing machine.

Follow along with our written instructions below. Don’t forget to print the free downloadable PDF pattern printable.

SUPPLIES NEEDED

  • Craft felt, green and black
  • Ribbon, white for hanging
  • Embroidery floss, black
  • Poly-fil Stuffing
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors

STITCHES USED

Back Stitch (for face)

Blanket Stitch (used around the outside edge for joining two body pieces together)

PREPARATION

1. Print Oogie Boogie pattern pieces on heavy card stock paper.

2. Cut out each piece. Use them as templates to trace and cut out the appropriate color felt pieces as noted.

SEW THE FACE

1. Sew the eyes, mouth, eyebrows and scar to one body piece head using black thread.

Nightmare Before Christmas Oogie Boogie

MAKE THE BODY

1. Begin sewing the two body pieces together using a blanket stitch. I recommend starting at the neck and going around the top of the head. Pause at the middle top of head.

Oogie Boogie Ornament Tutorial

2. Fold your hanging ribbon in half and insert the raw edges into the top of the head.

Oogie Boogie Ornament Tutorial

3. Continue sewing around. 

Nightmare Before Christmas Oogie Boogie

3. Remember to pause and stuff often. 

Nightmare Before Christmas Oogie Boogie Ornament

4. When you get back to where you started, finish off.

Nightmare Before Christmas Oogie Boogie Ornament

5. That’s all – you’re finished!

Nightmare Before Christmas Oogie Boogie Ornament
Yield: 1

Nightmare Before Christmas Oogie Boogie

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Cost: $3

Do you like to make your own Christmas tree ornaments? This Nightmare Before Christmas Oogie Boogie Ornament is a fun way to add some spooky Halloween flair to your holiday decorations.

Follow the instructions for this easy DIY project and in no time, you'll have an ornament that will be sure to please any fan of the Tim Burton classic.

Materials

  • Craft felt, green and black
  • Ribbon, white for hanging
  • Embroidery floss, black
  • Poly-fil Stuffing

Tools

  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

PREPARATION

1. Print Oogie Boogie pattern pieces on heavy card stock paper.

2. Cut out each piece. Use them as templates to trace and cut out the appropriate color felt pieces as noted.

SEW THE FACE

1. Sew the eyes, mouth, eyebrows and scar to one body piece head using black thread.

MAKE THE BODY

1. Begin sewing the two body pieces together using a blanket stitch. I recommend starting at the neck and going around the top of the head. Pause at the middle top of head.

2. Fold your hanging ribbon in half and insert the raw edges into the top of the head and then continue sewing around. 

3. Remember to pause and stuff often. 

4. When you get back to where you started, finish off.

Notes

STITCHES USED

Back Stitch (for face)

Blanket Stitch (used around the outside edge for joining two body pieces together)

NOTES

For young crafters, you can also make this a no sew project simply by using glue for everything in place of stitches! Use a permanent marker or fabric paint for the eyebrows and scar.

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