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 linen cushion covers     |      2020-01-18 10:21

Hey y'all! I am so excited to be sharing with you a tutorial for the girls' scarecrow tutu Halloween costumes that they worelast year. You see, I only started my blog on October 28th last year {with my debut $71 laundry room renovation post}, so I was not in any position to share a Halloween costume tutorialbeforeHalloween. But the good news is that I can now share it with you this year!

I figured last year was the final year that I could select the girls' costumes for them, so I picked something I really loved. I had fallen in love with an inspiration costume on Esty, but it cost over $100 per costume and a hatwas NOT included. Ummmm, no. Solinen cushion covers, I made them myself for a fraction of the cost. This post contains some affiliate links. Click here to read my full disclosure.

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1) Measure your child from their armpit to the floor. Have them wear whatever shoes they will wear with the costume for this step. You want to go all the way down to the floor because the dress will poof up quite a bit, which will shorten the length of the dress.

2) Next, measure your child around her chest and back, right under her armpits. This is where the elastic will sit. Cut your elastic about 1 inch larger than your child's measurement. Sew the ends of your elastic together to create a loop.

3)On a flat surface, cut your tulle into strips that are twice as long as the length measured in step 1. This is the most time-consuming part. I was lucky to have both my mom and step-dad visiting, so they helped me a lot. We had quite an assembly line going on. I used all four rolls of tulle–;that's a lot of cutting, so having company or a good audiobook is good for this step :)

4) Stretch your elastic over something that is roughly the same size as your child's chest. I used a chair. If your child is smaller, you could use rolled up towels.

5) Now you are ready to tie your tulle strips on to your elastic. To do this, fold a strip of tulle in half. Placethe looped side under the elastic, and pull the loose ends through the loop to secure. Repeat with the rest of the tulle. You will want to alternate your colors of tulle. Since you will use more orange than the other colors, be sure to use them proportionately {i.e., 2 orange, 1 yellow, 1 brown}. You can use as much tulle as you want to obtain the desired fullness. I used 4 full rolls per dress.

6) Once all of your tulle strips are tied on the elastic, you are ready to sew on your burlap ribbon halter straps. Form them in a “;V”; shape and sew the bottom portion of the V {where the two ribbons overlap} to the inside of the elastic strip. As you can see, there is nothing particularly tidy about my stitches. You won't see them anyway :)

7) Finally, sew your sunflower and chiffon ribbon on. You can place the chiffon ribbon beneath the sunflower so the ends are hidden. Then stitch the flower and ribbon onto the elastic. Again, your stitching does not have to be fancy. Mine wasn't!

I ordered the coordinating scarecrow hats from Chasing Fireflies for $12.50 each(if they are not available, this is a cute one also). Because it was a bit chilly, I bought them long-sleeved yellow shirts from Old Navy to wear under their dresses. Then I painted their little noses with brown lipstick and added the “;stitches”; with brown eyeliner. I also added some blush to make their rosy cheeks even rosier.

This TRULY is an easy project. It is time-consuming, but pretty relaxing and simple. And HOW CUTE ARE THEY?!

What are your kids going to be for Halloween this year? What is your favorite costume you have ever seen?

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