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DIY: Spooky Season


Hello Everyone!


Halloween is just a few days away and I want to share with you what we did for our kids’ costumes this year!


I wasn’t originally planning on making their Halloween costumes. While I can be somewhat creative, I typically fail in the execution. I pushed costume shopping off for waaay too long, and after searching seven different stores and driving all over town I decided to just make them.

I searched online for DIY costume ideas and finally found some I thought I could manage. I realize Halloween is tomorrow…but if anyone is needing a last minute kids costume idea I definitely recommend trying one of these! Overall, they were very simple to make. It just took me some time to figure out exactly how I wanted it and what I needed to do.


Davy Crockett


You will need:

  • khakis (I grabbed a pair for $4 at Walmart)

  • Long sleeve shirt (get one a few sizes big, my son wears 24mo and I bought him an XS from the kids section)

  • Brown fabric (I found mine at Walmart for $5.66/yard. I got 1/2 a yard)

  • A coonskin hat

  • Hot glue gun

I cut the fabric in long strips about 2-2 1/2 inches thick. Create your fringe by making cuts on your strip of fabric every inch or so. Careful not to cut all the way through the strip of fabric, leave one end in tact to hold it all together.

Line the sides of each pant leg with the fringe using a hot glue gun.



For the shirt, I cut the sleeves to the length of his normal size shirt so they wouldn’t be long. Cut the bottom of the shirt to make a slight curve (short on the sides longer front and back). use your fringe to line the bottom of the shirt, the top of the shirt (I did this off the shoulder a few inches and wrapped it all the way around the back), and lastly line the sleeves.



For the collar, I cut a thicker strip of fabric and glued it to the inside of the shirt collar. Once glue dried, I flipped the fabric over the collar of the shirt to create the look I was going for. Then I tacked it down with glue in a few places on the outside of the shirt to hold it in place.


And your done!


Scarecrow

You will need:

  • Overalls (doesn’t have to be denim, I found mine on Amazon)

  • A long sleeve onsie or shirt

  • Decorative Grass (found this at Hobby Lobby)

  • Patches of fabric

  • A hat (mine came from Hobby Lobby)

  • any extra decorations you want to use (the mini corns I used were from Honby Lobby)

Start with the onsie. Cut a strip of fabric long enough to wrap around the cuffs of the sleeves. I kept mine about 1 1/2 inches thick. Cut the decorative grass in short strips and glue it to the fabric. Once complete, glue fabric cuffs to the cuffs of the sleeves.

Use your glue gun to add decorative grass and any other decorations you have to create the hat.

For the overalls, I cut fabric patches and glued them to the knees and top pocket, and then finished it off by using mini corns and grass to Decorate the pocket area.

And there you have it! I hope you enjoyed. If anyone is still looking for last minute ideas and gives one of these a try please share your pictures in the comments below. I’d love to see how it turns out!

Cheers!




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