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10/26/2010

Homemade Halloween!

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!

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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
  • Scissors
  • Wire cutters

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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.

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Step 3:  Use a needle and thread to sew the flower onto the side of the hat.

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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!)

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Step 5:  Use your glue gun to secure ribbon around the top of the hat, hiding the loop in the flower stem wire.

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Step 6:  Glue on a few leaves.

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Step 7:  Double check the fit!

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Now that you’ve all had a preview… you’ll have to wait to see our little clown all pulled together!

4 comments:

Kristy said...

Can't wait to see the finished product!

Kristy said...
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Lindsay said...

Oh my goodness! How cute is she in her little clown hat?!?! I cannot wait to see the whole costume on her!

Holly said...

How funny!! She is gonna be a precious, little clown!!