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DIY Fun Halloween Costumes

We know everyone is on a budget these days and the last thing you want to do is spend money on a costume that your kids are only going to wear once. So we have found a couple of solutions for you!

Add Some Color!

Our first idea is perfect for multiples going to a party or trick or treating together. They could all dress up as crayons! This costume is inexpensive and easy to do!

To start with all you need are solid long sleeve shirts or sweatshirts and matching colored pants. In the how-to instructions it says to use adhesive-backed felt but you could use regular felt and use either iron on hem tape or fabric glue if adhesive-backed felt is too expensive. A few more things you need are scissors, a ruler, and party hats for the tip of the crayon. Here is the link on how to make these fun yet easy costumes: Colorful Crayon Costume

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s.. SUPER BABY!!! 

All you need is a layette or a baby bodysuit, some felt, a small piece of fabric and some Velcro™. You can make this one faster than a speeding train! Here is the link on how to make this adorable flying baby! Super Baby Costume

If you have any other ideas or if you choose to make one of these costumes, please share with us on our Facebook page! We look forward to seeing what you came up with!

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Home Decor Using Your Old T-Shirts!

Summer will be coming to an end soon, and it is time to do a little “Spring Cleaning” to get your wardrobe ready for the fall. What are you going to do with all these worn clothes from the summer or even the ones your cleaning out from last year? Well we have found the perfect way to spruce up your home for cheap, using your old clothes!

There are so many different things you can make, like pictures for your wall. You can use your old favorite shirts that you can’t wear anymore, they can have a design or something simple like stripes. If you like the idea but your uninterested in using a shirt with a design on it, use a blank shirt and stencil on an image you like using fabric paint. Click here to learn how to make these awesome wall hangings! http://craftsncoffee.com/2011/09/02/repurpose-old-t-shirts-and-wear-them-on-your-wall-instead-super-fast-t-shirt-wall-art-tutorial/

Maybe wall art isn’t what you need. What about updating the throw pillows on the couch or for the bed? You can use old shirts with designs or solid colors shirts for this one too! Try making a few of these throw pillows to freshen the look of your home. You could arrange the ruffles diagonally or use multiple colored shirts for more colorful pillows. If you like to decorate for Halloween, Christmas, etc,  you could make thee pillows orange with black ruffles for Halloween, or green with red ruffles for Christmas; the ideas are endless for these throw pillows! Check out the link to make them! http://floralshowers.com/sewing/ruffle-pillow-tutorial/

Need a new shower rug or maybe something cute and creative for your child’s room? You could or your child could make a Hula Hoop Rug! You can go from something childish and colorful to something more sophisticated and neutral, depending on what color shirts you use. If you like the idea of the rug but you don’t have use for it on the floor you could hang it on the wall for a splash of color in your living space. Learn how here: http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/hula-hoop-rug-995304/

Now that you’ve cleaned out those old t-shirts, what are you going to wear? Stop by Rock Bottom T-Shirts to replenish your t-shirt supply and get quality tees on the cheap.

What do you think?  Will you be trying any of these projects at home? If you do, post pictures of your crafts on our Facebook page. If you have any tips or other projects that you’d like to share with us, please let us know by commenting below.

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