KIDS: DIY Suspenders

These adorable DIY suspenders by Jojo and Eloise via The 36th Avenue are just too cute. You could follow the helpful and simple tutorial to make suspenders to add to any costume. These heart suspenders are especially cute and would make a perfect Valentine’s costume or outfit for kids. What’s great about these suspenders is that they are completely no sew. All you need is felt, elastic, mitten clips/suspender clips, and a hot glue gun. You could whip up a set of these in just a few minutes.

DIY suspenders

 

See the full step by step tutorial over at The 36th Avenue.

KIDS: Cupid’s Bow and Arrows

If your kids love getting dressed up and making crafts, this Valentine’s Day craft by Amy of Delineate Your Dwelling is perfect for you! You only need a handful of craft supplies to make these cute little Cupid’s Bow and Arrows crafts. They would make a fun activity at a Valentine’s Day party, or a cute and simply DIY costume idea for a Valentine’s party.

Cupid's Bow and Arrow Craft Costume

See the full step by step tutorial over at Delineate Your Dwelling.

BABIES: Conversation Heart Onesie

This simple DIY costume idea by Madigan Made is just the cutest! It would make a great costume for your baby for Halloween, but it would also be perfect for dressing up your cute little one around Valentine’s Day. You can use a onesie you already have and attach a felt heart (maybe even use the heart to cover up a little stain). The hardest part would be choosing what phrase to put on your conversation heart.

Baby Costume - Conversation Heart

See the full costume tutorial over at Madigan Made.

KIDS: DIY Mermaid costume

The Hair Bow Company has an adorable tutorial for making a DIY mermaid costume! What little girl does not want to be Aerial from the Little Mermaid?  The purple mermaid bodice is actually a lined headband that you can purchase from their site, and the bodice is attached to the tail. The mermaid tail is 3 shades of green tulle. You can find the complete tutorial about how to make the criss cross mermaid dress right here.

DIY Mermaid costume

KIDS: DIY Jet pack costume

Arelene, who also made this awesome DIY airplane costume, whipped up this really awesome DIY jet pack costume for her son! To make the jet pack she used two empty, clean cake boxes and rolled them into cylinders.  She spray painted them silver and used hot glue and duct tape to hold the cylinders together.  She attached a foam disk to the top of each jet pack. Arlene then attached garters to the jet pack to make the jet pack fit like a backpack over her sons shoulders. She attached different shades of red, orange, and yellow fabric to the bottom of the jet pack to look like flames. The flame pants were made by attaching fabric to a pair of athletic shorts with hot glue! The fake legs are just a pair of jeans stuffed with a hose and batting. She  attached Converse shoes at the bottom of the pant legs to finish up the costume! Nice work, Arelene!

DIY Jet pack costume

KIDS: DIY Crocodile costume

The only thing I love more than homemade costumes is homemade recycled costumes! This DIY crocodile costume is made out of a cardboard box and a brown paper bag. Impressive! Check out the full costume tutorial at Evil mad scientist!

DIY Crocodile costume

KIDS: DIY rainbow costume

The Chirping moms crafted up a DIY rainbow costume for her daughter our of felt and toilet paper! That’s right I said toilet paper! She used an existing red dress and sewed strips of fabric over it and then the clouds are toilet paper! Talk about creative! You can see the complete DIY rainbow tutorial here.

DIY rainbow costume

KIDS: DIY iPhone costume

Does your kiddo want an iPhone, but you won’t let them have one? How about DIY a giant one and be an iPhone for Halloween?! Inhabitots crafted up a DIY iPhone costume with a cardboard box, aluminum foil, and printed pictures of the iconic iPhone apps.

DIY iPhone costume

 

See lots more pictures and costume details here.

KIDS: DIY football costume

Design Dazzle whipped up an clever version of a DIY football costume that includes the very best part of football, the touchdown! And she made it from 2 dollar store green turf mats! Genius!

DIY football costume

 

See lots more pictures and the complete tutorial here.

KIDS: DIY Maklemore costume

Chandra crafted up a DIY Halloween costume based on the popular song, Thrift Store, for her little one! The key piece to the DIY Maklemore costume is of course, a fur coat! The gold chain is a must too.

DIY Maklemore costume

See lots more pictures and costume details at Oh Lovely Day.