Day 12 – Little Red Riding Hood DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap Easy

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Little Red Riding Hood Costume

We’re super excited for this fun and simple little costume! The capes are one of our newer items. They are made of a soft velour-feel fabric that will keep your little girl warm on that chilly Halloween night! These capes come in red/white or just red (one of each in pics above) as well as black and black/white.

(our pieces available for ages 2-9 years)

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This costume is unique and fun, and amazingly simple to make with products from Always Under Pay.

Materials Needed:

Red 5 Layer Tutu

White Leotard

Red/Red Cape or Red/White Cape

Red Boutique Hairbow Clip

Black 8″ Crochet Top

3/8″ Red Grosgrain Ribbon (about 2.5 yards)

Scissors

Lighter

A binder or piece of cardboard or maybe a small chair back–something to stretch your top on. I used binder because it was handy :)

Corset Top Instructions:

Materials:

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Step One:

Take your 8” crochet top and stretch it over the binder (or whatever you’re using as a stretching piece). Try to make sure it is pretty centered so that the seam is running up the middle of the backside.

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Step Two:

Find what you believe to be the closet hole to center in the second row up from the bottom (This doesn’t need to be perfect, I doubt you’ll be so far off as to be a noticeable difference, but if you are anal, feel free to count it off lol).

Then, thread one end of your 3/8” ribbon through the hole that is 3 to the right of that center hole. Repeat with the other end of the ribbon and three holes to the left (I’m glad we have pictures to help explain what I am not good at explaining).

**Note**make sure that each side of your ribbon is relatively the same length. Otherwise it will cause you headaches later**

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Step Three:

Now cross the two ends of the ribbon so that the right is now on the left and vice versa. Count two holes up from where you just threaded the ribbon through, and thread it back up from the back of the crochet top up to the top again.

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Step Four:

Next, cross the ribbons back over each other again to make an “X” shape. Then count up two holes from the ones where you just poked your ribbon through and poke them back down to the backside again. You can see now how this is starting to look the way we want it to.

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Step Five:

Continue to lace the ribbon up the top until you reach the last row you are able to bring you ribbons up through. You should be able to get three of your “X” shapes on there.

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Step Six:

Tie a bow at the top and trim your ribbon to the length you desire. Use your lighter to heat seal the ends of the ribbon so that they don’t fray.

**Note**You might want to wait until you have this on the child it is going to be used by before you trim the ribbon.

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We hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will come back to learn more ways to style your little princess!

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Day 11 – Snow White DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap Easy + {GIVEAWAY!}

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Snow White Inspired Costume Tutorial

(our pieces available for ages 2-5 years)

This costume is one of my very favorites. And the pieces from Always Under Pay make it fun and easy to create!

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Materials Needed:

Handmade Headpiece (Tutorial Materials and Instructions Below)

Handmade Crochet Top (Tutorial Materials and Instructions Below)

Yellow Basic Tutus (we layered two for volume)

Instructions for a headband piece:

We ran out of the patriotic triflower headband that I used to create the piece on the model :( But, you can still create a similar headpiece with the following items.

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Yellow Fold Over Elastic

Rolled Rosette Flowers in Red, Royal Blue, and Yellow

White Lace Flower

Pieces pulled from a Yellow Chandelle Feather Boa

Hot Glue Gun and Glue, scissors, small piece of yellow felt (about 6″ square would do it), and a needle and thread.

Step One:

Measure the elastic around the head of the child who will wear the piece and cut to length. Make sure you pull it fairly snug so that it will stay on her head later.

Now, use the needle and thread to sew a tack stitch sewing the ends together. I used a basting stitch and then a few random “x” stitches. That is the extent of my sewing skill :) This will be covered up later, so you don’t need to worry about it looking nice.

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Step Two:

Hot glue your three rosettes closely together on one corner of the felt. You’ll want to keep it in the corner because it is easier to trim, and you’ll need some of the felt that is left later.

Now take your scissors and trim around the flowers underneath the petals so that the felt does not show on the top side.

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Step Three:

Run a bead of hot glue about 2-1/2″ long onto your elastic headband making sure that the part you sewed together is in the middle (or at least close).

Quickly, before the glue dries to much, lay some feather pieces down onto the headband with one end in the glue.

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Step Four:

Take your lace flower and run some hot glue onto the felt circle in the back. Glue the lace flower to the headband on the left side and on top of the feathers.

Now glue your rosette flower trio to right next to the lace flower and on top of the feathers and headband.

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Step Five:

Cut a strip about ½” wide and 3″ long from your felt and hot glue it to the back side of the headband behind your flower pieces. This will cover up the ugly stitching and stuff. And, it will make it more comfortable for the wearer.

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Finished!

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Instructions for a Top Piece:

Materials Needed:

Yellow 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon (about 1 yard)

Blue 3/8” Grosgrain Ribbon (small piece, maybe 6”)

Black 8” Crochet Tube Tops (we layered two for modesty)

Gold Glitter Tulle (about 1.5 yards)

Red Tulle (about 1.5 yards)

Royal Blue Tulle (about 1.5 yards)

Blue Glitter Flower Head

Lined Single Prong Alligator Clip

Hot Glue Gun and Glue, scissors, and a stapler

Step One:

Layer your crochet tops one on top of the other making sure that the seams are in relatively the same place. Stretch them both over a piece of cardboard or, like I did, a school binder. You just need something to stretch the holes open so you can see them better.

Now, take the 5/8″ yellow grosgrain ribbon and weave it up through the holes in the center of one of your crochet tops.

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Step Two:

Turn the tops inside out, clip the ends of the ribbon so that they are long enough to reach each other and overlap. Use the hot glue to glue the ends together.

*Tip*Try not to bunch the ribbon or leave any hot glue showing so as not to irritate the skin of the child that will wear it.

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Step Three:

Gather all of your tulle pieces together and find the center. Now use the small bit of 3/8″ royal blue grosgrain ribbon to tie the tulle to the front center of your crochet tops.

You’ll set this top piece aside while we work on the flower piece for it now.

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Step Four:

Slide the round green piece off of the back of your blue glitter flower. Once this is off, you should be able to pull the crystal piece through and be left with a stack of loose petals. Keep them together. Don’t separate them!

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Step Five:

Now, holding the petals together with your fingers, slide them into the stapler. Find the center of the flower, and staple the petals together.

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Step Six:

Next, take the green stem off of the crystal from your flower and glue the crystal back onto the front center of the flower.

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Step Seven:

Glue the alligator clip along the staple on the back of your flower.

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Step Eight:

Slide your new flower clip through the royal blue 3/8” grosgrain ribbon on your crochet top piece.

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Finished!

**Note** You will need to wait until the top is on the child before you can finish the sleeves. Wrap the tulle around the child’s shoulders and to the back of the top. Trim the length of the tulle as desired and then tie the tulle with some ribbon on the back of the top to keep it in place. You can make a pretty clip and put it back there like in the front too!

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Day 10 – Little Devil DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap Easy

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Little Devil Costume Tutorial

Let’s be honest, all of our kids have been little devils at some point :). With this costume, let that little devil shine through and put a smile on her face! Or at least yours!

This is an easy and fun costume to make with products from Always Under Pay!

(our pieces available for ages 2-6 years)

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Materials Needed:

Red/Black Premium Pettiskirt

Red Tutu (Optional)

Black Tutu (Optional)

Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Scissors

Lighter

For Top

8” Red Crochet Top (layer two for modesty if needed)

7/8” Black Grosgrain Ribbon(about 1 yard)

For Ears

Red Satin Lined Plastic Headband

Red Marabou Boa(can use one boa for all pieces)

Red Felt (can use one sheet for all pieces)

For Pitchfork

Balloon Stick

Red Glitter Curling Ribbon

Black 3/8″ Organza Ribbon

Red 3/8” Grosgrain Ribbon

Red Marabou Boa(can use one boa for all pieces)

Red Glitter Foam or Fabric Sheet

Chipboard or Thick Cardstock Sheet

For Tail

Red Marabou Boa(can use one boa for all pieces)

Red Felt (can use one sheet for all pieces)

Devil’s Horns Tutorial

Materials:

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Step One:

Freehand cut two small triangles from your cardboard pieces. It’s ok if they look a bit wonky as long as they are about the same size. You won’t notice once we’re done.

Now trace the cardboard triangle shapes onto the felt with the pen. If you use bright colors, it will show up against the felt. If you look closely, you can see the marker in the photos below.

Cut four triangle ear shapes out of the felt (two for each ear). You’ll want to cut the felt a little longer than your cardboard so we can use that bit of felt to stabilize and secure the ears to the headband later.

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Step Two:

Using the hot glue gun, glue the cardboard triangles that you cut to the inside of two of your felt ear pieces. Now, hot glue the other two pieces of felt on top of the cardboard triangles sandwiching the cardboard piece in between.

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**DO NOT glue the edges by your little tabs that I told you were for stability. Leave that piece open for now.

Step Three:

Bend back your two tabs to expose the cardboard inside of the ear piece. Put a good glob of hot glue along the edge of that cardboard and then stick the glue to the outside edge of the headband. Hold it there for about 30 seconds to let it dry before you repeat this with the other ear.

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Step Four:

Now, trim off any excess felt that is too long to fold under the inside of the headband. Then, put a bead of hot glue on the inside edge of the headband where you will be securing your ears. Fold one felt piece over that glue and hold in place for about 30 seconds. Then, fold your second piece on top of that, adding more glue if necessary to adhere it.

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Step Five:

Trim a piece of the marabou boa about long enough to go around one felt ear. Glue the felt to the ear and repeat on other side. Trim the feather pieces closer to your felt as needed. I also glued a small strip of boa between the ears as well.

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Devil’s Top Tutorial

Thread your 7/8” black grosgrain ribbon through the holes in the center top of your crochet top. This will serve as a neck tie. Trim to the length you prefer, then heat seal the ends of the ribbon with a lighter so they won’t fray.

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Devil’s Pitchfork Tutorial

Materials:

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Step One:

Go to this webpage here and save the image of the pitchfork to your computer. Then, import it into a Word document, size as needed, and print it.

Step Two:

Cut the pitchfork shape out of the printed paper that you have and trace it onto your chipboard piece. Cut the pitchfork outline out of the chipboard. Then use the pitchfork template to cut out two red glitter pitchforks from your glitter material (I ripped my paper template, so I used the chipboard pitchfork to make my glitter ones).

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Step Three:

Glue the backside of one of you red glitter pitchforks to your chipboard shape. I would suggest you start with the forks at the top, then do the straight pieces below the forks, and last the bottom rounder piece.

Then, turn it over and glue the other glitter piece onto the chipboard as well.

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**Note**You can glue the bottom stem of your chipboard piece to ONE of the red glitter pieces, but do not glue it to both. This is where you need to stick your balloon stick in later.**

At this point you are going to want todo some trimming. Your front and back sides of the pitchfork are not going to match up perfectly. Trim around the edges with your scissors for a more uniform look.

Step Four:

Cut a small bit of 3/8” red grosgrain ribbon and hot glue it to the bottom end of your balloon stick.

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Step Five:

Take your length of 3/8” red grosgrain ribbon and glue one at a slight angle on top of that small piece that you just glued on the end of the balloon stick.

Now start twisting that ribbon up and tightly wrapping it against the balloon stick. Use a bead of hot glue every few inches or so to secure it in place and keep it from unraveling. When you get to the end of the stick, just clip the ribbon and glue it down. This end doesn’t need to be pretty :)

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Step Six:

Hot glue the unfinished end of your wrapped balloon stick inside of the stem on the pitchfork piece.

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Step Seven:

Hot glue long pieces of the red glitter curling ribbon and the 3/8” organza ribbon to the outside of the stem. I glued three pieces to each side of the stem.

Then, add some more hot glue and glue a piece of marabou boa over the ribbons to cover up all of the glue and unfinished edges on the stem.

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Devil’s Tail Tutorial

Free hand cut two large triangles from your red felt. I folded my felt in half and cut them both at once so they would match up perfectly.

Hot glue the end of the remaining piece of red marabou boa between the two triangles. Trim any loose feathers that are sticking out with the scissors, and trim boa to length as needed.

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Yay! All done. I know that was a long tutorial. Phew! If your still with me, thanks for sticking it out! But I do think that this costume was totally worth it. It is so adorable and unique. Just like your little one!

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Day 9 – Angel DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap Easy

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Angel Costume Tutorial

Let’s be honest, all of our kids have been little devils at some point :). With this costume, let that Angel in your babies shine through!

And we make it easy with product from Always Under Pay!

(our pieces available for ages 2-9 years)
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Materials Needed:

White Leotard with Straps or White Leotard

Gold Glitter Headband

For Tutu:

White 5 Layer Tutu

White Daisy Flower Clip

Iridescent White Curling Ribbon

For Angel Wings:

White Pixie Wings

Iridescent White Curling Ribbon

4 White Marabou Boas

Angel Wings Tutorial:

Materials Needed:

(Plus Glue Gun, Glue Sticks, and Scissors)

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Step One:

Using your glue gun, run a short bead of hot glue around the outside edge of the wing wire. Clip any cord that is showing on the ends of the marabou boa, then stick that end to the glue and start pressing the boa into the hot glue along the inside cord of the boa.

You are going to keep doing this in short length increments (about 6” at a time) until you have the full outline of the wing wires covered with marabou boa.
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Step Two:

Now, you are going to flip the wings over and do the same thing with the backside too. It is tedious work, but it is so worth the affect!

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**Note, because the wings are netting, the hot glue will seep through to the other side of the wing and burn your fingers (Yep, I learned that the very hard way!). Wear gloves or consider using a low temperature glue gun.**

Step Three:

Clip some pieces of the iridescent white curling ribbon off of the roll. I just did three pieces about 8” in length. I liked the way they curled on their own, but feel free to use some scissors to curl them a bit more.
 

 

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Squeeze a good glob of hot glue in the center of the back of your wings. Then, stick the ends of your curling ribbon pieces in the glue.

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Step Five:

Now, take your daisy flower clip and open it up. Squirt some hot glue inside the clip.

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Step Six:

Now, slide that clip with the daisy side out right over the top of the curling ribbon glue mess you’ve made on the center of the wings. Makes it all pretty!

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Angel Tutu Tutorial

(Plus Glue Gun, Glue Sticks, and Scissors)

Materials Needed:

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Step One:

Clip some pieces of the iridescent white curling ribbon off of the roll. I just did three pieces about 8” in length. I liked the way they curled on their own, but feel free to use some scissors to curl them a bit more. (Notice how this step sounds familiar? Lol)

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Step Two:

Squeeze a good glob of hot glue in the center front of your tutu. Then, stick the ends of your curling ribbon pieces in the glue.

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Step Three:

Now, take your daisy flower clip and open it up. Squirt some hot glue inside the clip.

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Step Four:

Now, slide that clip with the daisy side out right over the top of the curling ribbon and glue on the center front of your tutu.

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Step Five:

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This is really optional, but I thought that the clip looked like it might irritate your little Angel’s belly. So, I just quickly hot glued a small strip of white felt on the inside clip piece to avoid irritation.

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Day 8 – Ghost DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap Easy

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Ghost Costume Tutorial

This costume is a really cute way to do traditional Halloween with your little girl. And we make it easy with product from Always Under Pay!

(our pieces available for ages 2-9 years)
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Materials Needed:

White Leotard

White 5 Layer Tutu

Black Chevron Leg Warmers with Chiffon Ruffles

2 Black/White Dot Boutique Bows

For Top:

I don’t have photos for this tutorial, but it isn’t too hard to describe.

I downloaded the free happy girl ghost face template here. Then sized the template to what I needed to fit the leotard and printed a template on just regular copy printing paper.

Then I cut the eye and mouth 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 leotard. Easy peasy!

We hope you enjoyed this easy tutorial and please come back to see more of our 31 days of Halloween costume tutorials!

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Day 7 – Cheerleader DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap Easy

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(our pieces available for ages 2-9 years)

This costume is one of my very favorites. Of course, my favorite colors were always red and white. So, it’s no wonder :) And, with pieces from Always Under Pay , it was a fun and easy DIY project!

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Materials Needed:

Red/White 5 Layer Tutu

White Leotard

2 Red Boutique Bows

Red Felt

Instructions for Top:

I just googled University of Utah logo, picked one, saved it to my computer, imported it to a Word document, sized it how I needed, then printed it on plain white copy paper to make a template of sorts.

Then I cut the logo out and pinned it to my felt like so:

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Once you have your letter template pinned to your felt, cut use some sharp scissors to cut along the edges of your template. Once you are finished, remove the pins and separate the template from your felt like this.

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Now, use your hot glue gun to adhere your felt letter to the center front of your leotard. It is easiest to do this my applying the hot glue to the back of the felt letter and then pressing the letter to the leoarts. Make sure you get good glue coverage, especially on the edges of the letter. And be careful not to burn yourself!

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All done! Wasn’t that easy?! Now just dress your cutie in all the pieces, and your off!  Of course you could do this with any team colors (you could layer a couple of our basic tutus if needed).

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Day 6 – Bunny Rabbit DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap Easy

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This costume is great for all of those critter loving little girls we have out there. And we make it easy with product from Always Under Pay!
(our pieces available for ages 2-4 years)

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Materials Needed:

Light Pink Leotard

Pink/White Reversible Pettiskirt

White Lace Leggings

For Bunny Ears

Satin Lined Plastic Headband

1 White Marabou Boa

Light Pink Mini Boutique Bow

1 White Felt Sheet

1 Light Pink Felt Sheet

Marker

Glue Gun and Glue Stick

Scissors

For Bunny Tail Puff

White Tulle

String

Scissors

Cardboard Piece

Bunny Ears Tutorial

Materials:

Satin Lined Plastic Headband

1 White Marabou Boa

Light Pink Mini Boutique Bow

1 White Felt Sheet

1 Light Pink Felt Sheet

Marker

Glue Gun and Glue Stick

Scissors
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Step One:

Freehand cut two bunny ears from your cardboard pieces. It’s ok if they look a bit wonky as long as they are about the same size. You won’t notice once we’re done.

Now trace each of the cardboard ear shapes onto the white and the pink felt twice with the pen and cut them out. You’ll end up with four total felt pieces for each ear.

**You’ll want to cut the felt pieces so that the bottom edge is a little longer than your cardboard ears so we can use that bit of felt to stabilize and secure the ears to the headband later.

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Step Two:

Using your scissors, cut a small bit of the felt ear pieces off evenly all the way around. Probably about 1/4” off of each side.
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Step Three:

Using the hot glue gun, glue the cardboard ears that you cut between the two coordinating white pieces of felt. Now, hot glue the two pink pieces pieces of felt on top of the white ones on each side as shown below so that the bottom edge of the felt is longer than your cardboard as shown below:

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**DO NOT glue the edges by your little tabs that I told you were for stability. Leave that piece open for now.

Step Four:

Using the hot glue gun, run a bead of glue up the cardboard piece that is sandwiched between the felt pieces. Then, press one end of your white marabou feather boa against the glue. Keep doing this all until you have covered the two longer sides of the bunny ear. Clip the boa off at the end and repeat with the other bunny ear.

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Step Five:

Bend back your two tabs to expose the cardboard inside of the ear piece. Put a good glob of hot glue along the edge of that cardboard and then stick the glue to the outside edge of the headband. Hold it there for about 30 seconds to let it dry before you repeat this with the other ear.

Next, trim off any excess on your felt that is too long to fold under the inside of the headband. Then, using hot glue, adhere the felt tabs of your ears to the underside edge of your headband.

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Step Six:

Remove the clip from the back of the baby boutique bow. This can take some wiggling and prying, but if you are careful, it will come out without undoing the bow. Now, just glue the bow to the middle of your headband between the two bunny ears.

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Bunny Tail Tutorial

White Tulle

String

Scissors

Cardboard Piece (about 6″ square)
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Step One:

Wrap your tulle around the cardboard piece. I didn’t really count, but I’m guessing I probably went around it 20 times or so.

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Step Two:

Using your scissors, cut up each side of the cardboard splitting the tulle in half. You will be left with a stack of square tulle pieces.

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Step Three:

Wrap your string tightly around the center of the tulle square making it look a little like a bow tie.

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Step Four:

Now, start pulling the pieces of tulle apart from each other. Keep going until you feel like you have a nicely shaped little tail looking ball.

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Step Five:

Using the glue gun, hot glue your puffy tail to the back center of your reversible pettiskirt.

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Voila! What a fun, sweet, and simple little costume for your cuddly critter loving princess!

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New Boys Baseball Diaper Covers and Leg Warmer Sets

New Boys Baseball Diaper Covers and Leg Warmer Sets Cheap!

Baseball Gift Set

You asked, and we delivered.  We have been asked to increase our boy selection for awhile now.  We have been busy creating and making some boy items for you to choose from.  Don’t you just love these new baseball bloomer and leg warmer sets?  Looking for that perfect gift for the little slugger in your life?  These are cute, affordable and adorable. Our cheap, wholesale pricing makes it so you can afford to splurge and buy more than one set!  The bum says “All Star” with the appearance of the baseball red laces on it.  Thanks for taking the time to look at our new boy diaper cover sets.

Boys Basketball Gift Sets (Diaper Covers and Leg Warmers)

New Boys Basketball Gift Sets (Diaper Covers and Leg Warmers)

basketball diaper cover

Basketball season is coming up soon.  Make sure your little tike is dressed for the occasion!  Our new basketball diaper covers and leg warmers are sure to be a big hit for your biggest fan!  Our wholesale, cheap pricing makes dressing up your little one affordable and adorable.  The bum of the diaper cover looks like the seams of the basketballs.  The seams go up the legs on the orange diaper covers as well.

New Football Gift Sets For Boys (Diaper Covers and Leg Warmers)

New Football Gift Sets For Boys (Diaper Covers and Leg Warmers)

Football Diaper Covers and Leg Warmers For Boys

Football season is here.  So are our new football boy diaper covers and leg warmers.  You can purchase them individually or in a set that is perfect for gift giving.  Our new boy products are simply adorable.  The bum of the diaper cover is made to look like a football with white laces on the bum of the brown diaper cover.  The leg warmers have white laces going up them to also look like a football.

We have a huge selection of new boy diaper covers and leg warmers, come take a look. Our boy bloomers are just so adorable, and we think you’ll love them too!  They are cute and affordable with our cheap, wholesale pricing.