Halloween is coming up so soon! And one thing I love about Halloween is homemade costumes. For one they always look better to me, not as cheap. And you can get as creative as you please with them! For this year I chose to DIY a baby strawberry costume!
Halloween will be my baby’s last “first” holiday! So needless to say I’m pretty excited about it. Plus how cute are babies when they’re dressed up in a costume?! Growing up Halloween was always so fun for me because, hello free candy! I can’t wait to see my sweet girl make some fun memories as well.
This costume was actually really simple to make, it just took a little planning to make sure everything laid out and fit correctly. Especially for the collar. To make things easier on you I made a stencil for the leaves, seeds and bow pieces! All you need to do is print out, cut out, and trace onto your felt! More details on how to download the stencil at the bottom of this post!
DIY BABY STRAWBERRY COSTUME
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- Red footed pjs
- White felt
- Green felt
- Fabric glue
- Hot glue and hot glue gun
- Nylon headband
- First trace the stencils on your felt and cut out. For the 9-12 month size pjs I used 7 leaves for the collar and about 25 seeds (15 for the front, 10 for the back).
- Once you’ve cut them out, use fabric glue to glue your seeds to the red pjs and let dry.
- Next, make your collar. Cut a piece of ribbon. I cut mine to about 30 inches.
- Lay out your leaves where you want them (it helps to pin in place). Make sure you measure how many inches are needed to go around your baby’s neck. My leaves span about 11 inches.
- Use the fabric glue or hot glue to attach your leaves to the ribbon.
- Next you’ll want to make the bow by cutting out your bow pieces.
- Using hot glue, glue the small bow piece to the larger bow piece. Then wrap the rectangle piece around the center of the two and glue in place.
- Finally glue the bow you’ve just made to the nylon headband.
Y’all I seriously couldn’t be more excited about how well this strawberry costume turn out! It looks exactly how I had it pictured in my head!
My husband and I are going to be farmers because we grew our own little strawberry, ha! I can’t wait to see what she thinks of trick or treating (not that she’ll be eating any of the candy, mama will take care of that). What will your kiddos be for Halloween this year? Let me know in the comments!
How to download the stencil:
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