Showing posts with label Easy Breezy Crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Easy Breezy Crafts. Show all posts

Friday, July 24, 2015

DIY Ariel Costume

Hello sweet readers, If you are new here..welcome! If you haven't read the part 1 of this tutorial, see it here : DIY Ursula Costume.

I have not met any young girls who doesn't like Little Mermaid. I've met grown ups who love Ariel. And our girl Lucy just went ..ummm..obsessed with it.  How about Little Mermaid song all day? She actually wanted her daddy to dress up as King Triton. Me? she said Flounder.  I prefer Sebastian.

The process for making the Ariel dress, step by step is exactly the same as the DIY Ursula Costume, the only obvious difference are the colors of the tulle, the crochet 6 inch headband , the lining and the lace.  For the lining, I didn't do much just so happened that Lucy already had a sparkly aqua blue tank top. It was perfect for the tutu dress.  No cutting , no hot gluing involved. 

For the tulle, I used the lime green alternating with aqua blue.

I did made her a pearl necklace, I just bought a pack of pearl beads and a string.

How about that wig? Isn't it spot on? We probably went to 3 different stores, to look for a decent Ariel wig. I will be very honest with you..yes they might be a little cheap BUT the quality is so poor. Some wigs you don't even know where the hair line is..some looked like a witch wig disguised in red..some wigs looked like it had been in a long , windy, open window car trip. Are you still with me? It just..didn't look like the photos you see on the package.

Now, this one that I saw on Amazon , the first time I saw it--- love at first sight.

Just read the reviews.


She was four yrs old in this picture and it fits her just fine..

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Now, lets talk about that starfish hair clip..All you need are again a yellow ( golden yellow) felt fabric , needle and a thread, Glue gun,  stuffing and an alligator clip.  

I got the free starfish pattern and tutorial from Natural Kids.  I just added an alligator clip to the back.

Front view..

She totally loves it ( as much as I enjoyed the pictorial part) . It really didn't matter how little we spent on this as compared to buying one from a store.. She just loves Ariel. PERIOD. But for me and the hubby..
it was a win..for staying in budget.

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 I am already thinking about their next costume..

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

DIY Ariel and Ursula Costume

How easy is this DIY ARIEL AND URSULA COSTUME ? Very easy and budget friendly. Just so I won't bore you with a long post, this DIY Ariel and Ursula Costume tutorial will be a two part series.

See here for : DIY ARIEL COSTUME

  Ever since our dear Lucy saw Little Mermaid, she's hooked! She loves everything Ariel. She requested to be Ariel last year for Halloween. If you know me , you know that I will try to match or at least incorporate our two girls together. Last time, they were THING 1 and THING 2.

and it came in really handy this year for Dr. Seuss birthday. She wore it to school, and of course our youngest just has to wear hers too.

I did my research on Pinterest ( that counts..right?) and almost all of the Ursula costume tutorials I found were for adults or a couple of DI Y's that involves a sewing machine. I do have a sewing machine but my skills are limited.  These costumes involve minimal and basic hand sewing skills.

Here's the materials you'll need: ( for both Ursula and Ariel)

  • Tulle Spools ( 25-Yard) Purple--> I used 4 spools . For the Ursula , I used the black and dark purple/plum color ; for Ariel , I used the lime green and Aqua  (note: the amount of tulle you will use depends on the size and how long you want it to be)
  • laces - I bought mine at Joane's
  • needle
  • thread - black
  • glue gun


Let's start with Ursula..


   I chose to purchase the pre-cut tulle spools ,it will save you time. You can buy it by the yards too and there are some great tutorials on how to quickly cut the tulle because I'll be honest , it's a pain to cut it individually.  

   Measure your desired tutu length.  If the length of the skirt you choose is let's say 24 inches long, double that. So you will be cutting 48 inches instead because you will be folding it in half.

Here's a step by step procedure ( pictures below):

1. I used a canister of Nesquik to hold my crochet headband. It's not fancy but it got the job done.

2.  Fold a piece of the tulle in half , if you want the tutu to be more fluffy then add more tulle. I used one only on each squares because they will still be wearing leggings inside.

3. Make sure you start at the second row of the square hole.

4.  Hold at the center to make a knot.

5. Insert it in the second row, make a knot.

6. Pull gently.

7. Make sure that the knots are all facing the same direction. Facing you.

8. Repeat with the second color ( I wanted the tutu to be alternating colors of black and plum). Repeat the process all the way.

   After the outfit was done, I had our youngest daughter to try it on. To make sure it looked good. She told me that the crochet headband was scratching her skin. So I grabbed an old tank top of mine I cut it in half using a rotary cutter. I pressed it so I can easily sew it on the crochet band. I made a lining that looked like a tube top.  I sewed that lining onto the crochet band.

This is totally optional. I hot glued the lace around the waist line, covering the knots. 

What's an Ursula costume without the shell necklace ? 

I've turned to my " search engine " --- Pinterest.  I've seen a very cute tutorial using a polymer clay, but again I wanted to use most of the materials I already have.

1.  I used felt fabric ( yellow, that looks like golden yellow),  trace a "horn like" figure.

2. Cut the figures and I hot glued  the vertical side and the other edge ,one side only .

3. It would look like the photo shown below, with a slim pocket.

4. I filled it with pillow stuffing in sections and I hot glued it to seal it.

5. Roll it , so it would resemble a shell. As you roll, hot glue it.

6. Get your remaining lace , it would serve as the "chain".

7. I've attached a small felt circle at the back of the felt shell. This is where I will glue the "lace chain"

9. You can either use a velcro or a snappy to serve as the "clasp" -- I took an old footie pj's , I mean old with ginormous holes and recycled the snappies

voila !

 I applied make up on her and tried to replicate Ursula's eyebrows. can skip.

We bought the wig from Kmart.  It's a witch wig , Adult size so we had to use some hair pins to keep it from falling.

There she is rockin her Ursula costume!

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See here for : DIY ARIEL COSTUME

Monday, May 4, 2015

10 Free Printables for Teacher Appreciation Week

It's Teacher appreciation week! Show teachers some love with these adorable printables. Purchase a nice 8x10 frame at Michael's , Hobby Lobby or at Dollar Tree.I am sure that you will make our teachers smile. All of the printables are on PDF format. If in any case , you will have a problem with the downloads feel free to contact me, I will directly email the link to you.