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I love when kids are young enough to still wear what mommy want. This scarecrow outfit is one I LOVE! It's easy to make and best part? No one will have a duplicate costume! SCORE!
DIY Kids Tutu Scarecrow Costume
1 roll brown 6″ shimmer tulle
2 rolls yellow 6″ tulle
2 rolls orange 6″ tulle
1 roll of fold over elastic or stretchy cream colored trim
1 roll of 1.5″ orange ribbon
2 clip on sunflowers
Hot glue/hot glue gun
Needle and thread (optional)
1. Measure your child from armpit to floor, and around back/chest
2. Start cutting your tulle, double the length of your armpit to floor measurement, cut and set pieces aside until you used up all 5 rolls
3. Cut a piece of your elastic the exact measurement as back/chest measurement
4. Hot glue the ends of your elastic together, then hot glue a piece of elastic around the ends of that
5. Place your elastic band around the top of a chair
6. Fold your first piece of tulle in half and place one half over the elastic so you have two even pieces of tulle hanging
7. Place the ends together and bring them over the elastic and pull them through the loop to make a knot, pull gently but tightly
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 rotating colors in the front, you will even run out of brown, then rotate between orange and yellow for the back
9. If your elastic looses some of its stretch, simply cut the elastic in the back of the dress and tie together tighter
10. Cut a piece of orange ribbon around 3 ft in length, fold it in half and hot glue it underneath your sunflower clip
11. Clip your sunflower onto the front of your tulle dress
12. Now cut another piece of orange ribbon about 3 ft in length and repeat step 6-7 on the top of the dress, just the opposite way (this is for the halter)
13. Your dress is complete, next is the very easy hat
14. Cut out 3 large, exact triangles out of your burlap (no exact size, you can fix later if too big)
15. Begin hot glueing the inner seams of the sides of the triangles together
16. Once all sides are glued together, fold the the bottom of the burlap up to make a brim, then glue it in place
17. Clip your 2nd sunflower onto the front of the hat
18. Now if your hat is slightly too big, just hot glue the seams together a little more
19. Your no sew costume is finished! Just add a touch of face paint to your child's nose and its complete!
* once the costumes done, you can always hand sew the flower onto the costume/hat instead of using a clip on
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