This Creepy-Cool Jack Skellington Sleep Mask is the Perfect Fish Extender Gift Idea!

I adore the Nightmare Before Christmas and so, making a Jack Skellington sleep mask is one of those DIY Disney cruise fish extender gifts that I felt NEEDED to be made. So I did it. Woohoo!

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This awesome Jack Skellington sleep mask is so fun to make–and quick. It makes a perfect DIY fish extender gift idea for Disney cruises!

Jack Skellington Sleep Mask

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have forever been a fan of the Pumpkin King and his antics. So, when I decided to make a ton of DIY fish extender gifts for my future (long in the future) Disney cruise, well, I knew that making a Jack Skellington sleep mask was on my list.


Plus, I can make so much more fun items with these Jack Skellington cut files, I just can’t wait! If you’re ready to make a Nightmare Before Christmas sleep mask, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make NIghtmare Before Christmas Sleep Mask

  • Start by clicking here to grab your dark (but exceedingly easy) Jack Skellington sleep mask cut file set.
  • Then check out these pretty sleep masks for your blanks. Notice I used the plural there. Yes, you only need one sleep mask blank if you’re just making one Nightmare Before Christmas sleep mask, but you’re going to wish you’d snagged several different colors in a minute, because I have already made a few other Disney sleep mask designs that you are going to want to check out:
  • Once you’ve got your files and a blank, go ahead and break out your black vinyl scraps–this is the scrap vinyl project you’ve been waiting for…you can use even the smallest bits.
  • If you’re anything like me, you might be a little concerned about getting everything in place perfectly…so, to help assuage my concerns, I always try to remember to use the attach function in Cricut Design Space. That does waste a little vinyl, but honestly, if it keeps me from stressing about spacing my design, it’s worth it.
  • One other thing before I started that I felt needed to happen: I ironed my sleep mask blanks. They were a little wrinkled after transporting them to my porch, but I wanted the vinyl to be applied evenly, so ironing it was!
  • If I’m going to recommend a heat transfer vinyl for this sleep mask, it’s going to be the Siser EasyWeed you can find here that I used. Because the cuts are such small pieces, it’s just so much more convenient to not have to deal with the whole separate transfer sheet thing.
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How Do I Make this Jack Skellington Sleep Mask?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.

Yield: 1 Jack Skellington Sleep Mask

Jack Skellington Sleep Mask

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He's the Pumpkin King with a kind heart and a sweet smile. And, with this easy Nightmare Before Christmas cut file set for Cricut or Silhouette, you'll be making a Jack Skellington sleep mask in minutes!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $10



  • Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2
  • Cricut EasyPress Mini
  • Light Grip Mat


  1. Download the cut file set and upload it to Cricut Design Space. Cut the eyes and nose holes from the black HTV.
  2. Weed the design and, using the EasyPress Mini, iron them on in place on the sleep mask.
  3. Allow your design to rest for 24 hours before washing if desired. photo collage tutorial of how to make a Jack Skellington sleep mask


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