Thursday, October 7, 2010

Flower pot costume using only hot glue!

Ok, so I'm a freak.  It stresses me out to have my kids face all over the 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.

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...

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! son was the cutest bee you ever did see...we are theme halloweeners...snicker snicker  ;)

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  1. that is SO STINKIN CUTE!!!!! I wish I had a child young enough to wear what *I* want them to wear instead of a Disney character!

  2. So darn cute!!!! I love it.

  3. Oh my goodness--ADORABLE! How cute is this?!? I'll tell you---SO CUTE! Great idea and execution! Love it!

  4. That is so creative and cute! Thank you for sharing.

  5. This is so great! I don't have any kids, maybe my husband would let me dress him up in it? :)

  6. Thanks girls! Lorilyn, I vote YES!

  7. This costume is so stinkin' cute, it makes me laugh every time I look at it! So very clever!

  8. Such a wonderful idea! I love glue gun crafts!

    I just linked to this tutorial from my site:

    Let me know if it's okay to link to your projects like this in the future.

    Rachel @ AllFreeHolidayCrafts

  9. I think it's great that you are protective enough to blur your child's face. Think nothing of it. Now as for the costume - that is so adorable, I'm going to make one for my great niece who is 4. She saw the picture and said 'ME WANT!!" LOL

    1. Oh fun! It's still my favorite costume ever. :)