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DIY Bubblegum machine Halloween costume - sewing tutorial
This DIY Bubblegum machine Halloween costume can be tackled by just about anyone. It doesn’t require much sewing at all (only a tiny bit on the skirt) and is a perfect costume for the tween/teen age who don’t know what to be for Halloween. But let’s be real, adults will love this too.The skirt is made with felt, which is nice and stiff and stays in place really well. Go to makeit-loveit.com and learn how to make your very own pretty DIY gumball machine costume!
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DIY Tie-dye watermelon swim cover (free sewing pattern)
Crystal  from Stitched by Crystal, shares with us a fun summer project: a DIY watermelon poncho! We love watermelon in the summertime and we have been eating a lot of it this summer! This tie dye watermelon swim cover is a really easy and cheap summer sewing project and we love the end result! To create this fun and super comfy watermelon summer poncho / swim cover you will need: cotton fabric, fabric dye, and fabric paint.  Your kids will love to get in on the fun and help dye the fabric! You can create the watermelon poncho /summer swim cover for your kids or even for yourself! This free sewing pattern will be your guide through the project!
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DIY sewn fabric storage boxes
The best sewing projects are the multipurpose ones! With this super sewing tutorial and the fabric storage boxes you can decorate and organize your home at the same time! No more mess around the house! These fabrics boxes have side handles and a front window to slide in a content label. You can use any decorative fabric (or even old clothes/jeans) to create these decorative storage boxes, and of course you can make it in any size!
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DIY Tight rope walker circus costume (free sewing tutorial)
We love super pretty DIY costumes ! At first glance this DIY Tight rope walker circus costume may looks crazy, but it’s actually a pretty simple costume .To make this beautiful DIY Tight rope walker circus costume you can use ordinary clothes decorated with a few feathers, tissue paper and tulle. Read this nice step-by-step costume making tutorial and create a gorgeous DIY Tight rope walker circus costume for your little girl!
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DIY felt Peter Pan costume (sewing tutorial)
If your little one love Peter Pan he will adore this super cozy and easy to sew felt Peter Pan costume! Today Ashley from makeit-loveit.com will teach you how to make the perfect Peter Pan Halloween or dress up party costume. You can sew this felt peter Pan costume  it in any size: it can be a perfect toddler or adult costume because it's not only easy to make but also comfortable to wear it all day long!
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DIY Circus clown and bear piggyback costume (sewing tutorial)
Oh. My. Word. We haven’t laughed so much at a costume,maybe EVER! Want to give this DIY Circus clown and bear piggyback costume a whirl?  Almost everything you need can come from stuff you have around the house.  And if you don’t have some of the items needed…..head to the thrift store! Put your DIY Circus clown and bear piggyback costume on with a white button up shirt and cinch up your suspenders to help hold the pants up.  Add some face paint, a red nose, and hat….and you’re ready to go!
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DIY Mermaid costume with seashell top - sewing tutorial
Are you looking for a lovely and quick to sew mermaid costume for your little mermaid ? Cassidy has the perfect method and very clear instructions, that we bet any one of you could create,and they look so polished and perfect for imaginative play! We love that she shares her shop secrets! Are you ready to give these a shot? We would recommend at least basic sewing skills already. It should take you about an hour or so for the tail, maybe 30-40 minutes for the seashells. Read through all the instructions first: it’ll go much faster for you if you have an idea where you’re going!
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DIY Eros (Cupid) costume - mythological costume
DIY Halloween costumes are so much more fun than buying one in! Steal the show at your party with this laugh out loud, entertainingly funny and super adorable Halloween Eros ( Cupid ) costume by Make It & Love It ! Isn't is super adorable? In classical mythology, Cupid is the god of desire, love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as chubby little kid with a bow and a torch. ( He is also known in Latin as Amor or Eros in Greek mythology ). Cupid is winged, allegedly because lovers are flighty and likely to change their minds, and boyish because love is irrational. His symbols are the arrow and torch , "because love wounds and inflames the heart."
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DIY Tinkerbell costume for kids (sewing tutorial)
If your girl is super CRAZY about fairies and Tinkerbell make this gorgeous Tinkerbell fairy costume for her with the help of this nice costume making tutorial ! The costume itself needs a little sewing experience, but you can change the sewn parts with normal clothes or a no-sewn tulle skirt. You can also use fleece or felt because it doesn't fray at the edges. And even if you already have a costume for this year Halloween consider creating one of these for your dress-up box . ( Everything purchased for this costumes was under $3 a yard! )
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DIY Carrot costume - costume for kids (free sewing pattern)
We just love fun costume ideas! We know your average 10/11/12-year-old kid isn’t going to beg you to be a carrot for Haloween this year….but it’s a fun DIY costume idea for babies, toddlers, or even high school aged kids who are past dressing up like super heroes and princesses but want something a little more unique and kind of hilarious to wear! Or hey, this would be an awesome adult costume too!
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DIY Flamingo costume - free sewing tutorial
Simple Halloween costume ideas are the best! This lovely flamingo costume could be made in an hour or two. Nice and simple! This costume making tutorial hopefully will be helpful to some of you who would like to make your own costumes! Sewing costumes ,you can really let your imagination go crazy and create something over the top, sometimes the crazier the better! Make this quick and easy flamingo costume that would be great for Halloween ,but are also fun for any day dress up play . The best in it: it can be any type of birds! You can make an owl,a chicken, an eagle or anything that you want just alternate the colors and the beak.
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Plastic cup angels
These little paper cup angels are super sweet and simple to make. Perfect for adding a bit of holiday cheer during the day and giving your home a lovely warm and angelic cozy glow at night.
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Repurposed 5 strand braided headbands from old Tshirts
This little knit fabric headband that was not just braided together... but woven! Plus it could be made with t-shirt scraps, and that means free! (Or upcycling some old unwanted clothes which is also nice!) So there you have it: a nice and easy (kids) craft project to give your "bad-hair-day" head some love! (The trick is the fabric: jersey knit doens't fray, and it will form a nice yarn if you pull it. You can use Tshirt yarn for other craft or jewelry projects as well: imagine  a nice crocheted rug, a keltic knot pendant or an earring!)
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Easy DIY felt emoji costume for kids - Halloween costume
Are you looking for a last minute ( Halloween ) costume ? Do your kids love emojis as much as hers do? If so, we have the perfect quick and easy Halloween costume solution for you:a no sew emoji costume! Gather some supplies from the fabric store and the dollar store to throw this no sew emoji costume together. This costume making project costs less than $5 in materials and take about 30 minutes to make! AND the outcome is so funny! Of course you can choose the easier / cheaper way and use simple cardboard circles to create the emoji faces.
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DIY Satyr costume (faun costume) - mythology
Whether you're aiming to be scary, funny ( or a combination of the two ) this cool Satyr costume from Make It & Love It is a wonderful choice! The faun is a mythological half human–half goat creature in the Greek-Roman mythology. The goat man, more commonly affiliated with the Satyrs of Greek mythology or Fauns of Roman, is a bipedal creature with the legs and tail of a goat and the head, arms and torso of a man and is often depicted with goat's horns and pointed ears. These creatures, in turn, borrowed their appearance from the god Pan of the Greek pantheon. They were a symbol of fertility, and they were also capable of guiding humans in need.
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DIY Felt flower butterfly antennae headband
Today, Ashley will show you just how simple it is to make a flower antennae headband! Beautiful, isn't it? This DIY Felt flower butterfly antennae headband is actually pretty inexpensive to make because it's mostly made from felt. They are attached to some floral wire that comes covered in brown paper and two little pom-pom antennae . There’s an elastic hairband that holds the wire closed in the back and helps the headband to sit snugly on the head. Click the button below and learn how to make this gorgeous butterfly costume piece for Halloween or for the girls dress up box in not time!
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DIY Giant fabric butterfly wings - butterfly costume
We are so excited to share this gorgeous DIY butterfly costume with you! Ashley was determined to do something a little more unique than a regular butterfly costume and something more fun than the standard wire mesh wings! Check out this step-by-step costume making tutorial and learn how to make your very own gorgeous butterfly costume with felt floral antennae in no time! You can find wide varieties of butterfly wing patterns >> here <<
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DIY holder for charging cell phone - from a lotion bottle
Do you hate the "mess" comes with charging cellphones? All the cords and mobile phones laying in the ground or in your perfectly organized table? With this quick, easy and cheap upcycling craft idea you can create  the perfect little holder for your cell phone while it’s being charged with a single (empty) plastic body lotion bottle! Simple, but brilliant! You can decorate your cell phone holder as much as you want: with fabrics , colorful papers / contact papers or paint! This cellphone charging station is not just only practical (because you can hang it on the plug) but its also keeps your cell phone cables organized in a decorative eco-friendly way!
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DIY lion costume for kids with a Circus crib (sewing tutorial)
An another super cute Halloween costume by Ashley is ready to share, and it’s totally adorable! Make this cute fluffy circus lion costume for your little lion . But what is a lion ,without his traveling circus cage! Ha! The DIY circus lion cage makes it easier to carry your little lion baby , and he can sit and hang out while you are at a Halloween party or out for Trick-or Treating !
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DIY Poseidon costume (Greek god costume)
Make It & Love It created a great picture tutorial for you on how to make your own Poseidon ( Greek god ) costume ! Isn't it wonderful? Poseidon is the mighty god of the sea , water, earthquakes, and horses. Just imagine yourself walking into the party wearing this super cool DIY Poseidon costume ! You'll look like you've just finished winning the battle of gods and now you're ready to celebrate! This super cool costume is absolutely a perfect choice for both kids and adults as well! ( It's also perfect as a part of a group mythology costume )
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DIY fabric covered cardboard storage boxes
She made these storage boxes completely out of old cardboard boxes covered with a little fabric on the front. Absolutelly brilliant! With these super easy, cheap but still gorgeous fabric covered storage boxes you can eliminate any mess in your home in a practical an decorative way! Of course you can use other materials to cover your cardboard storage boxes: leftover wallpapers,craft papers,wrapping papers, contact papers or you can "simply" paint it to a fun color or pattern!
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Woodland fairy costume
If your kids are super CRAZY about fairies make their gorgeous woodland fairy dresses for this year halloween or dress up party with the help of this nice costume craft tutorial! The costume itself needs a little sewing experience, but you can change the sewn parts with normal clothes or a no-sewn tulle skirt. You can also use fleece or felt because it doesn't need sewing.
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Lumberjack with beard and axe - halloween costume
For this year halloween or dress up party make this super funny and very easy to make bearded lumberjack costume for your boys.  Even teenage boys and yep, adult boys……they’ll all get a kick out of this! :)
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DIY Rustic pallet wood pumpkin - fall decor
Today Make it & Love It is here with another super easy pallet project. Pallets are a great material to use to achieve that rustic look , and with fall decor , we love a little rustic. Pallets are usually inexpensive ( or free! ) so these DIY Rustic pallet wood pumpkins are a great way to decorate on a budget ! This is a relatively easy and fun DIY Fall Decor that you can use every year! This inexpensive DIY project is a fun way to make your own custom vintage home decor , because these pallet wood ( or reclaimed wood ) pumpkins just look great on a mantle or as part of an outdoor ( front door ) fall decor.
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Last minute DIY bandit costume
If you are still looking for some halloween/ dress up party costume ideas, she has a quick and easy costume you can whip up for a boy or girl of any age. With just a few quick sewing tutorials and some things you might already have on hand, you can put together this last minute little bandit costume! his costume requires very little sewing and it is great for beginners. It looks adorable on a toddler, but would work for older kids or tweens too. Or maybe you just got invited to a Halloween party and have no costume to wear? Make one up for yourself too!
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DIY Greek goddess costume (Demeter costume)
Are you looking for a gorgeous but still simple to make Halloween or dress up party costume? Try this one! Today, Make It & Love It is going to show you how to make this simple and elegant handmade Greek goddess costume. In ancient Greek religion and mythology , Demeter is the goddess of the grain , agriculture, harvest, growth, and nourishment, who presided over grains and the fertility of the earth. This gorgeous goddess costume can be a great choice for both kids and adults!
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DIY baby rattles (cat,mouse,bunny) - free sewing pattern
Crystal from Stitched by Crystal has a super adorable and quick baby rattle project to sew for babies, and today we share it with you! She will show you how to sew a plush rattle for baby that is perfect for boys or girls and makes a great baby shower gift! These cute little fabric baby rattles are the perfect size for little hands to reach and grab, the ears on them are great for chewing on, and they make fun sounds when you shake them! One great thing about sewing projects for baby is you don’t need much fabric.  All of these adorable and soft fabric baby rattles (the bunny, the mouse and the cat) were made from some fabrics she pulled out of her fabric scrap bin!  They are a really easy sew too, and a great project for beginners!
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Easy DIY unicorn hoodie ( free sewing tutorial )
If you looking for an easy to make last minute Halloween or dress up party costume ,this adorable DIY unicorn costume is a perfect choice for you! It's warm and comfortable, that can be hard sometimes when it comes to handmade Halloween costumes . This unicorn costume is cute, girly, whimsical, and colorful. You can create other characters than unicorns : it can be any my little pony character or a horse/donkey ( just change the base colors ) .
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DIY BB8 droid Star Wars costume
BB8 ! Don’t know who he is? He’s the adorable new droid from Star Wars : The Force Awakens. BB-8 is a droid that rolls! If you don't know how to paper mache you could simply use a round paper lantern which is such perfect for a BB-8 Costume . We love this DIY BB8 droid costume ! It’s light weight but durable. And felt is such an easy to handle craft material! To us this DIY BB8 droid Star Wars costume totally screams homemade Halloween costume in a really fun way.
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Easy DIY Waldo costume for kids - Halloween costume idea
We know many of you will be doing the last minute scramble, to find a simple costume idea to attend that Halloween party at work, school, church, your neighborhood, etc. We have something really simple to wear on Halloween. This idea will take you less than an hour to make. ( right before the party! ) Grab a white T-shirt, a little bit of red/white fleece and felt, some round glasses ( the plastic Harry Potter ones at party stores work great! ) and you’ve got yourself a super cute ( Where is ) Waldo costume !
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