Pumpkin Costume Tutorial
This costume is a really fun way to do traditional Halloween with your little girl. And it is so easy with product from Always Under Pay!
(our pieces available for ages 2-9 years)
Orange Ballet Tutus (we layered two for fullness)
Green Pipe Cleaners
Hot Glue Gun/Glue Sticks
String (I used crochet thread)
Pen or Pencil
Scrap piece of cardboard (I think mine was about 8”X6”)
Pumpkin Top Headband Tutorial:
Take your green tulle and start wrapping it around the cardboard. I believe I wrapped mine about 10-12 times around.
Cut the wrapped tulle down each side so that you are left with a pile of green tulle squares.
Lay your pipe cleaners in the center of your tulle, then gather the tulle and pipe cleaners into a bundle. Tie the bundle in the center with string so it kind of looks like a bow tie.
Start pulling your tulle pieces apart from each other to make them more like a puff ball.
Using a pen or pencil, wrap each of the pipe cleaners into a curling spiral.
Hot glue your tulle and pipe cleaner piece to the headband.
Pumpkin Shirt Tutorial
I downloaded the free Pumpkin Face Carving Template here, then sized it to what I needed to fit the front of my t-shirt and printed a template on just regular copy printing paper.
I cut the pieces out of the paper and used them as a template to cut the face pieces out of the black felt.
Then, I just used the hot glue gun to attach the black face pieces to my t-shirt. Easy peasy!
Pumpkin Tutu Tutorial
(Plus Glue Gun, Glue Sticks, Stapler and Scissors)
Remove the green stem piece off of the back of your glitter flower with the scissors. This will allow you to pull the stem pieces out of the center of the flower.
Stack your flower petals together the way you want them. Then, use the stapler to staple them all together in the center.
Hot glue the rhinestone piece back to the center of your flower.
Cut a few pieces of the green curling ribbon. I cut three pieces at 8″ in length. I liked the way it curled on it’s own, but feel free to use some scissors to curl it a bit more if you like.
Turn your flower piece over and put a good dob of hot glue in the center. Then, place your cut ribbon pieces by the ends into the hot glue.
Put a little more hot glue on the back of your flower and then press it onto the front center of your tutu. Hold it in place for about 30 seconds or so to make sure it stays put.