DIY Tassel Halloween Pins

Halloween is coming. This is not a drill! I am SO excited since it’s one of my favorite holidays. Did you know that my husband hates Halloween? So, that means that I need to pick up the slack and celebrate twice as hard. As you’ve probably realized, I’m not a huge fan of black and spooky things, so I need to work a little harder to fulfill my Halloween desires in my chosen color palette. That results in a whole lot of DIY’s and I ain’t complaining about it! I also love love love tassels, so I figured why not bring them together? This little pin is perfect for Halloween but can also be adapted to basic fall colors! It would also be really fun to make for your child’s teacher or a coworker that loves fall. 

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This little pin is perfect for Halloween but can also be adapted to basic fall colors! It would also be really fun to make for your child’s teacher or a coworker that loves fall. #halloweenpin #halloweenaccessoriesdiy #pumpkintassels

You will need:

Wood Halloween shapes ( here or similar here)
Acrylic paint (similar here)
Embroidery floss (similar here)
Glue gun (similar here)
Scissors (similar here)
Pin backs (similar here)

This little pin is perfect for Halloween but can also be adapted to basic fall colors! It would also be really fun to make for your child’s teacher or a coworker that loves fall. #halloweenpin #halloweenaccessoriesdiy #pumpkintassels

Directions:

  1. Paint your wood pieces in your choice of colors. I did just one coat, then let it dry. I recommend doing the edges first, then placing it down and painting the front. For one of the pumpkins, I painted only the edge and I left another natural wood. The choice is entirely yours!

  2. While the paint dries, create your tassels. I used a 7/8” piece of cardboard for mine. To learn how to make tassels, refer to this blog post. Remember, you don’t want them to be too thick/chunky so that they lay flat against your pumpkin and, therefore, your shirt. Make sure you don’t trim the little string at the top- we’ll need some length to glue it on! *In the blog post I linked, I had combed the tassels but for this one I didn’t. The choice is yours!

  3. If you want to add some faces to your wood shapes, now is the time! Use a toothpick and dab the paint on. For the ghost, I keep it simple with tiny dots for eyes and cheeks, with a small smile. On the cat, I just added a pink heart for the nose. You can also add googly eyes if you prefer!

  4. Decide on the order you want, then glue your tassels onto the back of your pumpkin using your glue gun. Trim down the excess floss at the top.

  5. Glue your pin onto the back of your pumpkin, covering the excess floss from the tassels.

This little pin is perfect for Halloween but can also be adapted to basic fall colors! It would also be really fun to make for your child’s teacher or a coworker that loves fall. #halloweenpin #halloweenaccessoriesdiy #pumpkintassels
This little pin is perfect for Halloween but can also be adapted to basic fall colors! It would also be really fun to make for your child’s teacher or a coworker that loves fall. #halloweenpin #halloweenaccessoriesdiy #pumpkintassels
This little pin is perfect for Halloween but can also be adapted to basic fall colors! It would also be really fun to make for your child’s teacher or a coworker that loves fall. #halloweenpin #halloweenaccessoriesdiy #pumpkintassels
This little pin is perfect for Halloween but can also be adapted to basic fall colors! It would also be really fun to make for your child’s teacher or a coworker that loves fall. #halloweenpin #halloweenaccessoriesdiy #pumpkintassels
This little pin is perfect for Halloween but can also be adapted to basic fall colors! It would also be really fun to make for your child’s teacher or a coworker that loves fall. #halloweenpin #halloweenaccessoriesdiy #pumpkintassels

Wear and enjoy. Show off your Halloween love to everyone you meet!

You’ll probably be finding this pin on my lapel until October 31, when I’ll take it off and switch to a Halloween costume! I’m so excited to celebrate this second Halloween with Hailey. Her first Halloween she was only a month old and definitely wasn’t aware of anything that happened. I can’t believe a year has already gone by and she’s so big!  You’re definitely tired of hearing me say that, but I probably won’t stop. It’s insanity. I mean, look at how tiny she was in her first blog post debut

So, how do you feel about Halloween? Are you into the cute and colorful trend, or do you follow the traditional spooky-ness? Love to dress up or hate it? Let me know your feelings in the comments below!

The Babe With The Power Halloween Onesie

It's no secret I love Halloween, but this year I had newborn Hailey and she made me slow WAY down. I could barely get anything done once she arrived, but I am not complaining! I love just sitting watching tv while she sleeps in my arms. But hey, the show must go on and Halloween wasn't going to wait for anyone! If you're a fellow newborn momma like me, or even just have kids, you may be looking for something super easy to get into the spooky season like I am. Lucky for you, these onesies are SO easy to make. You literally just need an iron and some iron-on paper!

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If you're a fellow newborn momma like me, or even just have kids, you may be looking for something super easy to get into the spooky season like I am. Lucky for you, these onesies are SO easy to make. Click for the DIY & free printable!

So, truth time- I had no idea where this quote even came from. Turns out, its from a David Bowie song but I thought it was super appropriate for a newborn at Halloween. Because let’s face it, babies call ALL the shots, and Halloween is all about spooky magic. So, snag your FREE printable, and make this cute onesie for your babe! It’s a perfect last minute costume, especially if you add a tiny witch hat and a tutu.

If you're a fellow newborn momma like me, or even just have kids, you may be looking for something super easy to get into the spooky season like I am. Lucky for you, these onesies are SO easy to make. Click for the DIY & free printable!

You will need:

White onesies (here)
Iron-on paper (here)
Iron
Printer (I have this one and love it!)
Free Printable

The printable is available in my resource library, which you can get totally FREE access to, just by signing up. What exactly do you get? Access to all my printables, including party planning guides, checklists, and my projects. By signing up, you'll have access to all projects- past, present and future! 

If you're a fellow newborn momma like me, or even just have kids, you may be looking for something super easy to get into the spooky season like I am. Lucky for you, these onesies are SO easy to make. Click for the DIY & free printable!
If you're a fellow newborn momma like me, or even just have kids, you may be looking for something super easy to get into the spooky season like I am. Lucky for you, these onesies are SO easy to make. Click for the DIY & free printable!
If you're a fellow newborn momma like me, or even just have kids, you may be looking for something super easy to get into the spooky season like I am. Lucky for you, these onesies are SO easy to make. Click for the DIY & free printable!
If you're a fellow newborn momma like me, or even just have kids, you may be looking for something super easy to get into the spooky season like I am. Lucky for you, these onesies are SO easy to make. Click for the DIY & free printable!

So I’m not at all biased, but I gotta say that Hailey makes the very cutest little model. It wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows though- she cried a lot at first, then she spit up all over the backdrop, then wouldn’t stay in position. BUT I think these pics came out super cute! Plus I got some funny gems like this one.

If you're a fellow newborn momma like me, or even just have kids, you may be looking for something super easy to get into the spooky season like I am. Lucky for you, these onesies are SO easy to make. Click for the DIY & free printable!

Poor thing was NOT a fan at first. Hailey is so tiny here- less than 4 weeks old! If you want to create this super easy onesie for your little baby, get the free printable and get crackin’!

The printable is available in my resource library, which you can get totally FREE access to, just by signing up. What exactly do you get? Access to all my printables, including party planning guides, checklists, and my projects. By signing up, you'll have access to all projects- past, present and future! 

DIY Heartburn Dragon Maternity Costume

When I realized I’d be pregnant just before Halloween, I knew I had to do a costume blog post! I was kinda hoping for a whole set of them, but sadly I didn’t leave enough time for brainstorming and I ended up racing against the clock just to do this one. It was completed less than a week before my due date, and baby came a day early! I got the idea when I woke up one night with terrible heartburn. It feels like you’re breathing fire and that’s when it hit me- a dragon costume! Might as well put those terrible side effects to good use, right?

It’s a fire-breathing heartburn momma dragon!! Might as well put those terrible side effects to good use, right? This costume is super easy and cheap to make, which is perfect for any expectant momma. DIY is on the blog!

This costume is super easy and cheap to make, which is perfect for any expectant momma. You can also add it to a maternity dress without ruining it by using safety pins, which makes it perfect for being frugal. Plus, you can use any color dress you have or even a t-shirt and pants, or a hoodie. Really, whatever you have at home would work! Plus it’s actually pretty funny and super comfortable.

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You will need:

Green Dress (similar here)
Felt (similar here)
Ribbon (similar here)
Colored cardstock (similar here)
Wooden skewer (similar here)
Glue gun (similar here)
Scissors (similar here)
Safety pins (optional)

Directions- Dress

It’s a fire-breathing heartburn momma dragon!! Might as well put those terrible side effects to good use, right? This costume is super easy and cheap to make, which is perfect for any expectant momma. DIY is on the blog!
  1. Measure a piece of ribbon going down the back of your dress. It can go all the way down, or only to a certain point. The choice is yours. I went with just above my booty so it would be comfy to sit in!

  2. Start cutting triangles out of your felt. You’ll want 2 of each piece. You can either randomly cut triangles, then trace the same shape to make a copy, or fold your felt in half and cut the triangle so you end up with 2 identical pieces.

  3. Line up your triangles on either side of your ribbon. Make sure all your spikes are facing the same way! What we’re going to do is glue them down so that they stick up on the ribbon.

  4. Starting at either the top or the bottom of your ribbon, take your triangle and add a line of glue to the “bottom” edge, aka the one facing the ribbon.

  5. Place the triangle down to glue it onto the ribbon. You want it to be laying down across the ribbon, over to the other side. Once it’s cooled, fold it back over to the side and add another line of glue, then press the other side of the next triangle onto the ribbon. You should now have two flaps facing each other.

  6. Glue the flaps shut, and repeat all the way up the ribbon for all your spikes.

  7. Once you’re done, you can either glue these spikes to your dress or safety pin them on so you can wear the dress again normally!

Directions- Fire

It’s a fire-breathing heartburn momma dragon!! Might as well put those terrible side effects to good use, right? This costume is super easy and cheap to make, which is perfect for any expectant momma. DIY is on the blog!
  1. Pick out the colors for your fire. I used red and 2 shades of orange.

  2. Draw a flame shape on your first piece of cardstock. In retrospect, I kinda wish it was a little thinner so it looked more like I was breathing it out, but you can do whatever you like for the shape!

  3. Cut out the shape you drew, then place it on the next paper. You want to be sure the pencil edge is facing up (so you have a good side and a bad side that both match), then trace a larger version of your fire onto the next paper. Cut it out, and repeat again. Then, flip them all over and stack them in size order.

  4. Glue your layers together, trimming as needed so they fit well together. I added glue to the bottom edge and left the flame side unglued so it would dance and look like it was moving when I waved it!

  5. Glue your flames onto a wooden skewer. For safety, I cut off the pointy edge with some scissors.

It’s a fire-breathing heartburn momma dragon!! Might as well put those terrible side effects to good use, right? This costume is super easy and cheap to make, which is perfect for any expectant momma. DIY is on the blog!
It’s a fire-breathing heartburn momma dragon!! Might as well put those terrible side effects to good use, right? This costume is super easy and cheap to make, which is perfect for any expectant momma. DIY is on the blog!

Hah don’t mind these silly posed photos- 39 weeks preggo and had to have my husband help with the pics. He was pleased as punch and I was pretty much ready to plop my butt back on the couch. But, now that I don’t have this bump anymore I’m missing it- go figure!

What do you think of this costume idea?! Is it super clever and perfect for your heartburn? Or, did you have a different symptom you’d rather “show off”? Let me know in the comments below!

DIY Pretty Floral Pumpkins for Fall

Happy Fall! While I can’t believe that summer is over, I am so glad that it’s finally fall! The fall is my absolute favorite season, and I have an extra reason to love it now- baby girl was born in the fall! Since I had to keep things minimal this year (cuz, you know… newborns are hard!), I decided not to decorate. BUT I created this really pretty floral pumpkin for Pinhole Press! If I can only have one decoration up, it should be a showstopper, right?! You can find the DIY on their blog here!

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This pumpkin was super quick and easy to make! I got all my supplies from Michael’s and whipped it up in about an hour. It’s the perfect glam fall DIY for your home. Plus you can make it in any color you want so you can match your decor!

Of course, gotta have a pun! So give ‘em pumpkin to talk about and make this adorable pumpkin for your home! See the post at Pinhole Press now.

DIY Brightest Crayon Costume

Back in high school, my sister, my friend and me had matching screen names on AOL Instant Messenger. Remember AIM? RIP.... Anyway, we used to always get BFF necklaces and stuff, which always came with 3 colors- blue, pink and purple. We all had our colors that we usually wore, so we matched them on our screen names. Unfortunately, PURPLECRAYONS182 was too long, so I had to switch it up. I was going through a punk rock phase (insert laughing emoji here) so I went with black crayons. After that, we were known in our high school as The Crayons by pretty much everyone. If someone didn't know who we were they would say "she's one of the crayons" and then people would know. I realize this makes us sound popular or something, but I guarantee you, we were not. People actually hated us, for no good reason, but that's a story for another day....

To commemorate my time as a crayon in high school, I knew I had to make a crayon costume for the blog. And, since I was a black crayon in high school, I knew I now had to change my look and be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box. Because let's face it, I'm usually wearing the brightest colors of everyone I know, a la Kimmy Schmidt. This is sadly my last T-shirt costume of the year, but I'm so excited to show it to you! Plus, unlike most costumes, this is not "one size fits most". I've got the printable in a whole BUNCH of sizes, so you can make one for each member of the family!

Why be an ordinary crayon when you can be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box?! Check out this DIY crayon costume project, and download the free printable so that you can be the brightest crayon too! Click for the full DIY. #crayoncostume #lastminutecostume #groupcostume #diycostume
Why be an ordinary crayon when you can be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box?! Check out this DIY costume project, and download the free printable so that you can be the brightest crayon too! Click for the full DIY. #crayoncostume #lastminutecostume #groupcostume #diycostume

You will need:

Why be an ordinary crayon when you can be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box?! Check out this DIY costume project, and download the free printable so that you can be the brightest crayon too! Click for the full DIY.

For the outfit:

Cotton t-shirt (Gildan recommended)
Matching pants (mine are from H&M)
Iron-on transfer paper (here)
Black felt (1 sheet)
Chalk (here)
Printable (FREE! See below for more info)
Printer (I have this one and love it!)
Needle & thread
Iron
Glue gun
Scissors (here)

For the hat:

Matching cardstock (mine was double sided pink & light pink)
Glue gun
Pencil
Ruler
Scissors (here)
Large bowl (optional)

The printable is available in my resource library, which you can get totally FREE access to, just by signing up. What exactly do you get? Access to all my printables, including party planning guides, checklists, and my projects. By signing up, you'll have access to all projects- past, present and future! 

 

For the Shirt & Pants:

Why be an ordinary crayon when you can be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box?! Check out this DIY costume project, and download the free printable so that you can be the brightest crayon too! Click for the full DIY.
Why be an ordinary crayon when you can be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box?! Check out this DIY costume project, and download the free printable so that you can be the brightest crayon too! Click for the full DIY.
  1. It's recommended to prewash your fabric. Run a lint roller over the part where the logo will go. I learned from last time any stray hairs or lint will get permanently embedded under your iron-on transfer.

  2. Print out your iron on transfer in the appropriate size (it comes in 5 sizes!) and cut it out as close to the edge as you can. This iron-on paper is intended for light fabrics, but I wanted one that was clear so that the shirt color would peek through on the font.

  3. Plan out where on your shirt you want to place the logo. Following the instructions, iron it on and let fully cool before peeling.

  4. Take your felt and fold in half the long way, then half again the long way. If your shirt is on the larger side or it's for a man, it might work better to fold it in thirds instead.

  5. With chalk, draw a squiggle pattern & cut it out.

  6. Using your glue gun, secure your felt onto your shirt. I advise putting the seam of the felt (where the 2 ends meet) along the seam of your shirt sleeve. If it's a little short, it'll be covered under your armpit.

  7. For the pants, you can also glue it on but I stitched mine with a needle and thread. I used large, simple stitches so that I can remove the felt and wear the pants again :)

 

For the Hat

Why be an ordinary crayon when you can be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box?! Check out this DIY costume project, and download the free printable so that you can be the brightest crayon too! Click for the full DIY.
  1. Create a template for your hat onto white paper. As a hack, you can use a large bowl or round object and trace it onto the white paper, but I found that drawing a sweeping line did the trick for me.

  2. Trace your template onto the back side of your colored paper. Mine was double sided pink and light pink, which was helpful for the crayon base.

  3. Trace a small round object to be the bottom of your hat. I used the top from my fruit container, which was a great size. You want an item that is slightly larger than your cone.

  4. Draw a long rectangle, about 2-3 inches wide for your crayon hat base. I made mine as wide as the space that was left after drawing my cone.

  5. Cut out your parts, then cut the small tip off your flattened cone. You want it to have a flat pointed edge, like a crayon.

  6. Roll your hat into a cone and glue it shut. Trim off any excess paper that prevents it from being flat at the bottom.

  7. Glue the cone onto your base, and trim off the excess.

  8. Glue your rectangle ends together to make a "bracelet", then slip it onto your hat. Glue in place.

  9. Add a clip or headband to secure the hat onto your head. Be sure to add a piece of felt to hold it together, since the paper won't glue onto the headband well. (Check out the crown in this DIY for more info)

Why be an ordinary crayon when you can be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box?! Check out this DIY costume project, and download the free printable so that you can be the brightest crayon too! Click for the full DIY. #crayoncostume #lastminutecostume #groupcostume #diycostume
Why be an ordinary crayon when you can be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box?! Check out this DIY costume project, and download the free printable so that you can be the brightest crayon too! Click for the full DIY. #crayoncostume #lastminutecostume #groupcostume #diycostume
Why be an ordinary crayon when you can be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box?! Check out this DIY costume project, and download the free printable so that you can be the brightest crayon too! Click for the full DIY. #crayoncostume #lastminutecostume #groupcostume #diycostume
Why be an ordinary crayon when you can be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box?! Check out this DIY costume project, and download the free printable so that you can be the brightest crayon too! Click for the full DIY. #crayoncostume #lastminutecostume #groupcostume #diycostume
Why be an ordinary crayon when you can be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box?! Check out this DIY costume project, and download the free printable so that you can be the brightest crayon too! Click for the full DIY.  #crayoncostume #lastminutecostume #groupcostume #diycostume
Why be an ordinary crayon when you can be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box?! Check out this DIY costume project, and download the free printable so that you can be the brightest crayon too! Click for the full DIY. #crayoncostume #lastminutecostume #groupcostume #diycostume
Why be an ordinary crayon when you can be the BRIGHTEST crayon in the box?! Check out this DIY costume project, and download the free printable so that you can be the brightest crayon too! Click for the full DIY.  #crayoncostume #lastminutecostume #groupcostume #diycostume

T-shirt: $4
Headband/Hair Clip: $1
Felt: $1
Caardstock Paper: $2
Iron-ons: $9

Total cost: $17

I'd say that's a pretty good cost for a Halloween costume! If you already have a pair of colored jeans, I recommend starting there so that you can save some moolah overall. I actually had these pants already, and the shirt was the exact perfect color to match! I borrowed the crayon box bucket from my neighbor, who was super sweet and let me take some pics in front of her nice white garage door. She got it at a Halloween store, but I bet you could even make a similar one with a picture from online! Overall I'm pretty darn happy with this crayon costume, and I hope you guys are too!