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DIY Tin Man Costume

FAM, kids By October 28, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 4 Comments

I will admit – the DIY Tin man costume is not the easiest.  But it’s warm, move-able and super fun!  You also have the option of a no-sew version.  Enter the duct tape.

Materials:

– 1 sheet Silver cardboard
– 1 silver hoop earring
– 2m industrial insulating fabric – silver on one side and white batting on the other
– scissors
– needle and thread
– silver duct tape
– silver face paint

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How to Make a No-Sew Tutu Costume

FAM, kids By October 15, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2 Comments

This huge hit is a must in any colour.  We assembled the pumpkin with a stick-on felt face, but you can do an alice-in-wonderland version with powder blue and white tuille and hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades stuck on.  I had no idea how easy it would be to make a how to make a no sew tutu. After making it I decided that I need one in black and one in white.  Witch, ice-goddess… the possibilities are endless.  And so are the dress-up games.

How to Make a No-Sew Tutu Pumpkin or Alice in Wonderland Costume

Time: 1.5 hours
Materials:      14 m tuille (we got the flourescent orange at a pre-hallowe’en sale at the local fabric store at 50% off.
1 inch elastic that is 2 inches smaller (unstretched) than the waist size you desire.
1 square black felt
glue
thread to sew the elastic together if you prefer to do that instead of tying a knot.

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Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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