The costume took about an hour and a half to make. 45 minutes for the tunic and 45 minutes for the hat (mostly because I had to make two, since the first was too big).
Here are some simple instructions for how to make it:
- Take a large piece of felt, folded in half. Cut the neck hole. Sew the sides, leaving holes for the arms.
- Cut the arm holes in a bit to give it some shape
- Cut felt for belt and buckle – use stitch witchery to iron it on.
- Use poster board to create the hat. Tape string to either side, then adhere felt to hat (I used my creatopia, which worked great!)
Oh, and did you see that Walgreens is hosting a kids and pet costume contest right now? You can win more than 80 prizes, including $250 in photos!
If you have a second, would you vote for our gnome (just click on the link and search Jessica Turner)? Think of all the scrapbooking. It would be such a blessing to win any of the prizes. Be sure to enter your kids and/or pets too. I found out about it on Walgreens Facebook page (you should be a fan if you aren’t – they post cool stuff and deals all the time).
Also, be sure you enter the giveaways from this week, and check back tomorrow for another great one. I am so excited about all the amazing products I am blessed to be giving away!