Bailey was given this little outfit a couple of months ago which Craig and I both thought would make an adorable clown costume for Bailey’s first Halloween!
But we both felt it needed some accessories to make it a great costume. I searched high and low for an infant sized clown wig or hat or some other alternative. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find anything in any of the stores that would work. So, I decided that I would improvise and make an infant sized clown hat myself!
Step 1: Gather the necessary supplies…
- 1 small straw hat (found in the doll making section of your local craft store)
- 1 bunch of colorful silk flowers
- 1 package of elastic string (found in the jewelry making section of your local craft store)
- 1 roll of ribbon in a coordinating color
- Glue gun
- Needle and thread
- Wire cutters
Step 2: Use the wire cutters to cut one of the silk flowers off of the bunch. Bend the end of the stem and twist it around into a loop.
Step 3: Use a needle and thread to sew the flower onto the side of the hat.
Step 4: Use a needle to pull the elastic thread through the hat, tying off both ends. (Be sure to test the “snugness” of the elastic band before securing the ends!)
Step 5: Use your glue gun to secure ribbon around the top of the hat, hiding the loop in the flower stem wire.
Step 6: Glue on a few leaves.
Step 7: Double check the fit!
Now that you’ve all had a preview… you’ll have to wait to see our little clown all pulled together!