September 24, 2012

Lovely Ladybug Tutu Costume


So last Halloween Lil Miss wanted to be a lady bug and since I knew I could totally make a tutu to go with it I was on board with her decision :)


Using my Tutu Tutorial I first made a basic red tutu with a white satin waist band and black satin bow.  Then I cut out a WHOLE STINKIN LOT of black felt circles.  I basically just made a staggered pattern (1, then 2, then 1, then 2) as you can see and it seemed to give it just the right amount of spots.


I was afraid it would be too busy, but I think this was just the perfect number.  Then I hand stitched them onto the tulle.  Just a simple stitch in the middle of the circle to secure it.  I didn't get to fancy, I didn't even worry about the circles being perfect, since it's pretty much just for a day or two and then it goes in the dress up box ;)


 I got the wings, headband, and sleeves at Joanns when they were 40% off, and made the shirt from a Dollar Store shirt using Freezer Paper Stenciling!  I added some black leggings since it was chilly last year, and some simple black ballet flats she already had.  COSTUME DONE!


I could not have been more happy with the results :) She was just ADORABLE and I think the costume probably cost me $15 total! 

 My sweet little Love Bug :)


Boy, did she love that tutu :) She just twirled and twirled and twirled!


This is one of my favorite pictures ever I think!
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September 23, 2012

Wood Block Pumpkins


 

When I discovered the PURE AWESOMENESS that Hobby Lobby had to offer last year one of my first purchases was a Bag O Wood.  It's basically a bag filled with different sized wood blocks and ENDLESS possibilities!  This was my first wood block project.  
 
Supplies:
  • Blocks O Wood
  • Sandpaper
  • Drill
  • Paint
  • Pencil
  • Pipe Cleaners


1. Sand & Drill - First you'll need to sand off any rough edges.  It also gives the blocks a cute look.  Then take a drill (no pic - sorry!!) and drill a hole into the top of the block where you want your stem to go.


2. Let your little helpers paint their pumpkins :) Everybody has a good time with this part!  It took us 3 coats to get the color we were looking for.


3. Take a pencil and lightly sketch your pumpkin face!  My favorite part about using the blocks was that we could do TWO faces.  One side we did a traditional pumpkin face, and on the other a GOOFY FACE! Complete with googly eyes!


 She is a fan of the googly eyes ;)


4. Next paint on your face!  You may need more than one coat.  Wait until it COMPLETELY dry, then paint your OTHER face!


My favorite part was getting to see the different faces these kids came up with! 


5.  Once you have your face painted, glue on your googly eyes! This is mine ;)

6.  Finally, take your pipe cleaner and bend it until you come up with a stem like shape, sorry no picture for this step :-\  Leave a little at the bottom to stick into the whole at the top, then make a leave shape, and go back and forth until you have a shape you're happy with.  It's actually WAY easier than I just made it sound ;)


TA-DA!! You have a family of wood block pumpkins!! Pretty inexpensive to make and SO much fun :)


Actually, you have TWO families of pumpkins!! I think my favorite side is the goofy side!  I just love how the googly eyes came out!






It just makes the CUTEST addition to any Halloween/Fall decor :)  If you make some, let me know!! I would LOVE to see how they come out!!

HAPPY FALL YA'LL!!

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