I am popping in today to be apart of my blogging buddy Jamie’s handmade costume series. She has a complete website dedicated to handmade halloween costumes! It is so fun to peek around on there and get some great ideas to make your own…and your kids costumes. I am sharing this one that Melissa (bff) and I made last year for her daughter. Melissa got the idea on family fun and added a few things to make it her own. It turned out so cute and it was very easy to make…
What you will need:
Large Mexican hat
hot glue gun and glue
1/2 yard felt (to match fabric on top…we used blue)
Shimmery fabric for the top
How to make:
1. Cut felt circle the size of the bottom of the hat. Hot glue onto hat.
2. Cut out circle for the head and hot glue felt to hat.
3. On the top of the hat…stuff bubble wrap so that it fills the entire top. We used packaging tape to adhere. You want it to be nice and round on top…like a jelly fish.
4. Cover bubble wrap with fabric cut to fit around and over the felt on the bottom of the hat. Folding and gluing as you go.
5. Cut streamers and ribbons to hang down from the edges of the hat…curl if you desire:)
6. Sarah wore a blue shirt to match her sparkly jellyfish hat:)
How flippin cute!! Go see Jamie’s site for more great ideas! Thanks for including me girly:)
Go check out more really cute handmade costumes at Really Awesome Costumes
I went on a quick trip to see my bff last week. We got busy working on homemade Halloween costumes. 3 little girls wanting 3 unique homemade costumes….we were worn out! The oldest wanted to be a claw machine (like the kind you see at the arcade), the middle girl wanted to be a jelly fish…and the youngest wanted to be a Cookie on a Pan…hilarious..and so adorable. Melissa followed the directions from Family Fun online..(click here to find them)…and we snapped some pictures along the way. The pictures were taken by the girls…and it was dark outside…it’s the best we could do ;)
I thought I would share the Cookie on the pan project in case you still don’t have a costume for a little person in your house. This one came together super quick and not many supplies are needed. It is a big wow factor too. So stinkin cute! The basic frame is a piece of foam board covered with a metallic cardstock (to resemble a pan). Cut the corners in about an inch and score and fold up the sides. Tape. Glue cardstock to foam board.
Trace a cookie shape with onto 3 pieces of taped brown cardstock (directions have specific dimensions) .Cut the shape out and glue to “pan” . Cookie shapes are cut out of brown foam board. “Icing” is puffy paint. When everything is dry, use a sharp exacto knife and cut out space for child’s head to be the face of the cookie. Straps are attached on the back to free up the child’s hands.
How cute is that??? Hope you have a wonderful fall weekend! Be sure to stop by my girl Kristen’s today at The Hunted Interior….she is sharing a new way to look at your Thanksgiving table ;)