Bit by bit, the Blackcabbit crafts its nest of DIY handmade art and illustrates a kingdom of doodle critters to beautify the world she lives in.
We decided to bring our kids to our church’s costume party just a day before the event. It was so last minute, I did not have time to shop for costumes. I looked around the house, desperately looking for ideas and then I spotted my son’s wolf mask. He made it with his kindergarten teacher for their play last Christmas.
Wonderful! This year, Twinkle-bell and Fireball will dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood and her Big Brother Wolf.
I rummaged through my closet of craft materials and was surprised that there was NOTHING I could used. Then, a light bulb went off in my head. AHA! I have a lot of plastic bags. I remembered seeing tutorials for DIY tutu dress. Instead of using tulle fabric, I was sure I could do something similar with my stash of plastic bags. After researching a few tutorials online, made a few mistakes… here’s how I made my little girl’s dress…
I cut my plastic bags this way to get long strips.
I used a long ribbon, marked my girl’s waistline on it, attached the ends to the chairs, and began tying the plastic strips on the ribbon. To do so, I folded a strip into half, created a loop, went over the ribbon, and put the loose ends through the loop, pulled to create a knot.
I attached white embroidery threads around the dress that Twinkle-Bell was going to wear, in order to tie the tutu temporarily to it.
Then, I made the head gear for Twinkle-bell using a gift bag from last Christmas. It was a little too big for her so it required a lot of adjustments but it did seem to work pretty fine.
I made another tutu using dark blue and grayish plastic bags to complete Fireball’s costume. The bags I used were slightly bigger than the ones I used for Twinkle-Bell.
Wow, I made two sets of costumes that cost me nothing, and the smiles on my kids’ faces are priceless! We had a really good time at the party. Everyone was so creative. I am so looking forward to next year’s party.
Have a fantastic Autumn!