How will you pick out the perfect costume for all the fun Halloween activities this month? Are you trick-or-treating or going to a fall festival? What about Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World or Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disneyland? Here’s Beth from Paper Angels Vlog to tell you all about how you too can make this simply adorable costume!
DIY Lilo Costume for Halloween
If you are looking for an easy and cheap DIY costume, then this post is for you. This DIY Lilo costume costs under $10 and is super cute.
You will need a red shirt, two yards of flannel fabric, elastic, and a headband. Don’t forget to grab your scissors and glue gun too.
First, make the leaf templates. You will need two. One bigger template for the skirt and one small template for the headpiece, bracelets, and anklets. I made mine out of cardboard. You can get the exact measurements by using a ruler, but I just held it up to my little Lilo to make sure it was the length I needed.
Next, fold your fabric in half. Trace your leaf template up against the folded side. This is so two leaves are attached. The exact amount you will need for the skirt depends on the size of the person the costume is intended for. I ended up with approximately 60 small leaf cutouts and 20 big cutouts. Then, start cutting. When you are finished your leaves should look like this. Measure how much elastic you will need for the waist, wrists, and ankles. I just hot glued my elastic, but you could sew them.
You will be tying your leaf cutouts around the elastic. The big leaves go around the waist elastic for the skirt. The small leaves are for the bracelets and anklets. Make sure you cover the entire area. You don’t want any of the white elastic showing. Save some small leaves for your headband too.
Make the leaf templates bigger than you think you will need. It’s better to be too big than too small. If you run out of elastic, you could use ponytail holders. Make sure they aren’t too tight on the wrist though.
The most time consuming part is the cutting. Try not to do the cutting all at once so it doesn’t seem so bad.Try it all on, add in your red shirt, and that’s it. You now have all the accessories you need for the perfect Lilo hula skirt costume. Grab Stitch and have fun trick-or-treating!
Thanks to our contributor, Beth from Paper Angels Vlog, for this awesome DIY post and photos!
Remember that time I made a tutorial about how to make a Disney park maps ornament?! Well, our good friend Beth over at the PaperAngelsVlog has given us a little video about how they made their own version. I’ll let Beth explain better:
When I saw Meredith’s tutorial about the park maps ornament, I immediately added it to my to-do list and got the supplies. That was last year. Ha! We finally got around to making our own this year! We did our ears a little different. I wanted the sparkle of glitter without the mess so we used glitter paint. We painted the ears black and then added the glitter paint over it. The paint gave it a nice little shine.
Watch the video below to see how we did ours!
This was such a fun project. It looks amazing on the tree and reminds us of the special memories from the parks.
Thanks for watching and thanks to Meredith for the awesome tutorial!
And thank you Beth for that shout-out! You all did a fantastic job and they look amazing. If you want to see more of their Vlogmas 2016, be sure to find them on youtube here and subscribe!
It’s finally time to deck the halls and trim the trees, and have we got a treat for you! My DIY Sirenbucks Ornament Wreath will help you celebrate with two of our favorite things; Disney and Starbucks!
While perusing the facebook one day, I came across a cute collection of Disney characters as Starbucks logos and have since wanted to find something crafty to make with them. And I’ve finally found the perfect fit! You see, I’d been collecting these little coffee cup stoppers for quite some time and had the idea to make some sort of wreath. I knew I wanted to incorporate candy canes (because naturally my favorite Starbucks drink is a peppermint mocha), but didn’t really have any clear direction until I saw that fb post. It was like a light bulb going off! I can make a Sirenbucks wreath!! “I’ll use an ornament to display the logo and fill it with real coffee beans,” I thought. And after finding the wired ribbon for 70% off at Michael’s I was ready to get this project going.
Wire Wreath Form
25 ft Wired Ribbon
12 Candy Canes
18 Starbucks Coffee Cup Stoppers
Washi Tapes in Coordinating Colors
Clear Ornament Bulb with Flat Back
Decorative Ribbon for Bow
Small Wired String Lights*
Small Amount of Coffee Beans
Print Out of your Favorite Starbucks/Disney Mashup (not my original design but it’s available to print here)
Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
*Golden Mickeys confetti saved from our Disney Cruise (Don’t worry, if you haven’t cruised! You can use whatever here!)
*Optional: These items aren’t necessary, but definitely add to the overall look.
Step One: Start by tying a knot securing the wired ribbon to the wreath frame. Create loops with the ribbon by pushing the wired ribbon in-between the wreath frame. Continue creating loops to fluff out until the entire frame is covered. If you aren’t sure how this works, you can refer to this tutorial I found on pinterest.
Step Two: Use a glue gun to secure a coffee stopper to the bottom of each candy cane heart. You’ll be gluing and working from the back until the entire candycane/stopper “snowflake” is secured together. So, once you glue it, be sure to leave it facing down and try not to move them around too much for best results. Continue until you have 6 candy cane hearts.
Step Three:Lay the candy cane hearts together and position stoppers inside the top of the heart so that the ends of the stoppers point inward towards the center of the wreath. Glue and secure the stoppers to the candy canes and the points where the candy cane hearts touch one another. Once dry, you can also add washi tape around where the candy canes touch for a little more security and p’zazz.
Step Four: Find your favorite Disney/Starbucks mashup logo online and print out so that it’s the same diameter as the flat circle on the back of your ornament. Also, my ornament has a diameter of 2.5″. I liked the Sirenbucks best because Ariel is my girl, but go with whatever is your fav! Then, cut out and glue or mod podge the logo to the back of your ornament. You could also coat the back with some glue from a glue stick and roll it slightly to insert it into the ornament.
Step Five: Add some real coffee beans into your ornament stopping just before the word “coffee” on your logo is covered. Remove the wire hook portion from the ornament top (it won’t be hanging so this is just in the way). With the hook gone, the cap won’t stay on by itself, so add some glue and secure it to the ornament. Add some coordinating washi tape around the top and a cute little bow atop and the ornament is done!
Step Six: Secure the ornament to the ends of the coffee stoppers centering the ornament the way you like it best. Then glue everything down to the ribbon-covered wreath frame. I glued all of the candy canes as well as the stoppers so I wouldn’t have to worry about anything falling off.
Step Seven (optional): Use a glue stick (NOT a hot glue gun!) to glue the Golden Mickeys to the inside of your hearts. Then string the wired lights through and around the wreath. There’s really no set way to do this. Just eyeball it! 🙂 I used the washi tape to secure the little battery pack to the wreath frame. And no one says you have to stop here either! If you’ve got other little knick-knacks that may relate to your design, then add them too! This one would look great with a few little dinglehoppers, a couple of thing-a-ma-bobs, and maybe even a snarfblat!
Step Eight: Hang and enjoy!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little tutorial because I really do love sharing my crafty adventures. Please help us share this with as many Disney folks as we possibly can! You can find us on the following socials: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, & YouTube.
Remember last week’s podcast where both Amy and I mention ornaments on our Top 10 Parks Souvenirs? Well, I’ll be sharing the parks maps ornament tutorial that I mentioned tomorrow. But for today I thought it’d be fun to take a look at some of the great ideas for DIY Disney ornaments on pinterest. Here are some of my favorites!
DIY Disney Ornament Ideas
1.Create your own magic band keepsake! Sorry folks, this one isn’t a tutorial since it’s just a photo uploaded by a user, but it’s great inspiration!2. This one looks super simple and I’m going to HAVE to do it since I know for a fact we have one of these little stars in our Disney memory box!
3. This is another one on my to-do MUST-do list! We’ve got lots of celebrating buttons from our previous trips. Love this. 🙂
10. And finally, this little Olaf-inspired ornament will melt your heart.And there you have it! Have you found any great DIY Disney ornament ideas? Let us know! And be sure to check back tomorrow for my very own Mickey ears Park Map DIY ornament tutorial!!! ~Meredith ºoº