Sunday, October 24, 2010

Kid's Flower Pot Halloween Costume - Guest Tutorial!

Anyone with kids who don't have their halloween costumes yet, check this out!! This is such an adorable idea (sent to me by Jessica from Copycat Crafter) for a quick costume that looks great. Don't take your kids to the picked over halloween costume isle in walmart - make them a super cute costume like this!!

Hi there!
I am so honored to be invited to guest post here at Ruffles and Roses today! Normally all of my posts are about copying free tutorials online, but I decided to try my hand at writing my own for the first time. The idea is still copied from a site with ideas for unique costumes, but since there wasn't a tutorial, I got to write it up. It is so incredibly easy. The only "tool" you really need is a glue gun! I hope you'll take the time to try it or even just make up your own unique costume to share. I'm banking on my kids really appreciating the homemade costumes when they are adults and right now they are young enough to enjoy anything I make them. It's a great place to be! Thank you Amber for the opportunity to present this tutorial! Have a happy and safe Halloween everyone!

I LOVED this costume. In all honesty it will forever be "THE" costume. You know, the one that all others will be compared to. It's just so stinkin' cute. AND EASY. Are you sensing a theme to my posts? I only do easy things. I don't have time (or brain cells) for difficult. My kids have sucked away my time and brain cells and you know what? I'm totally ok with that. They are worth it. So here is a fun idea for a costume...


(Ok, so I'm a freak. It stresses me out to have my kids face all over the internet...as if there are millions looking at my little blog. But still. I'm a freak, so you have to look at a creepy pic of my kid with a blocked out face. It's how I roll. )

Want a tutorial FROM ME??? OK!

What you will need:
1. Green shirt and skirt (or leotard)
2. Green tights
3. Green shoes
4. Dollar store flowers
5. green ribbon
6. hot glue gun and glue sticks
7. Wooden bucket thing and saw
8. cheapo plastic headband

(Note: I glued the flowers on the front and back of the shirt plus a strip down the top of the sleeves.)

What to do:
1. Cut out the bottom of bucket with a saw
2. pop the flowers off the stems and hot glue them on the shirt and headband
3. tie ribbon on the bucket handles so they cross, to use them like suspenders
4. Put it on your kids and go door to door for some candy goodness!

(Note: I believe my husband just PUNCHED out the bottom because it was easier than sawing it out!)

Now because I'm a big fat copycat I must tell you...sigh...I did not make up this idea. I found it here...but there isn't a tutorial...sooooo I got to do one myself! Whoot! Now go make a unique costume for your kiddo!
PS...my son was the cutest bee you ever did see...we are theme halloweeners...snicker snicker ;)

8 comments:

  1. Thank you Amber! I appreciate this so much! :)

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  2. This is such a creative costume and so colorful!

    You might appreciate some of the other craft ideas on my site: http://www.favecrafts.com/Halloween-Kids-Crafts/19-Homemade-Halloween-Costumes#.

    Thanks!

    Blair

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  3. If such a flower came into my house, I would be absolutely happy! It's so nice!)))

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  4. isn't it amazing?!?! I think so, so wonderfull! and it's so easy to make, just great

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  5. Where did you find the wooden flower pot? I can't seem to find one... Thanks

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  6. Wow this is unique =P I love the idea. A human flower in a pot.

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  7. Cool - such a neat and original costume idea.

    I thought you and your readers may be interested in the creative costume contest over at http://www.halloweenhero.com/costume-contest-2013.html - the best part is the $250 grand prize. And you can enter as many times as you like as long as each entry is for a different costume.

    Thanks again for sharing this clever costume.

    Best,
    Peter

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