October 29, 2017

diy pineapple costume

easy and cheap diy pineapple costume

This was seriously the easiest costume I've ever made.  I didn't spend one penny.  And I didn't need to take ten trips to Michael's.  I had all the supplies at home: grocery bag, construction paper, and a headband.

I got my inspiration from Kiddos Craft blog then made a few modifications to make it a bit more comfortable and girlie for my girlie girl.

The base of the pineapple (tank)top is from a recycled paper bag. Trader Joe's has good, sturdy handles which I tore off and stapled to both front and back to use as straps.  Nothing went to waste.

easy and cheap diy pineapple costume

The older son taught me how to make origami squares and I swore to myself this was the last time I'd ever fold a square again.  Trust me.  You'll know what I'm talking about after you've folded three dozen.

easy and cheap diy pineapple costume

Choose a pattern.  I was thinking of using two or three different colors to create an ombre/shade effect but that would've taken too much of my creative brain cells to conceptualize and follow through on it.

easy and cheap diy pineapple costume

Flutter leaf sleeves, obviously.

easy and cheap diy pineapple costume

Print and attach a Dole or Del Monte label.  Or snag one from the market.

easy and cheap diy pineapple costume

Now...look at your child and tell her she's the (pine)apple of your eye.

easy and cheap diy pineapple costume

For the pineapple stem, I found a tutorial on Sugar Bee Crafts blog on how to create an easy leaf topper.

Happy Halloween everyone!

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