October 27, 2013

Halloween Pirate

It's good to be a pirate for Halloween...

The hat was from Oriental Trading, and the sword is a Jake and the Neverland Pirates accessory.

His t-shirt was originally an adult size t-shirt that I cut zig-zag around the bottom.  And, bonus...when you cut it too short you can sew on an additional layer to lengthen it.  Also...if you sew up the sides on the OUTSIDE of the garment, well, you just use pinking sheers to cut off the excess and call it good.  Right?  Or maybe you should give up on sewing for the day...

The pants were old pants of his that were too short anyhow...cut a little zig-zag at the bottom of those as well.

The eye patch was actually from a tutorial over at MADE, here.

For the 'skull and crossbones' on his belt and eye patch, I simply printed off a picture onto iron-on transfer paper.  My little guy loves skulls and crossbones right now!

October 26, 2013

Potassium Nitrate (KNO3) hoodie from 21 Jump Street

My husband rarely asks me to sew something up for him, so when he asked for a Halloween costume this year I was pretty excited.  And with how easy this request was?  Please.

He wanted to be Potassium Nitrate (KNO3) - the molecule Channing Tatum did as part of Molecule Mondays on the movie 21 Jump Street.  If you search for it on youtube you can find a video clip of the rhyme pretty easily.

I had my husband go ahead and purchase the hoodie (why make it when Walmart sells it for $6??) and appliqued the rest!  The pictures were printed onto iron-on transfer paper and ironed onto the sweater.  Turned out WONDERFULLY!

The front....

The back...

One of the best things about this hoodie is that it's completely washable!  Happy Halloween!

October 10, 2013

Halloween Mason Jars

I love all the mason jar crafts out there!  Our Halloween "ghosts"...

Mod Podge, orange tissue paper, and black construction paper.  This was a fun one.  Plus, you have to love it when you're working on stuff like this and your table looks like THAT....

I used the instructions from Our Best Bites here.

October 8, 2013

Halloween Letters

So, a few years back I saw these string wrapped letters (I have no idea where, originally) and thought, "wow, that looks so cool!".  And then I tried it.  Halfway through realizing it was insanely annoying to try to push the ball of yarn through the teeeeeny, tiny hole in the letter 'P', I gave up.  For about 2 years.  And then I got tired of looking at it and actually got around to finishing it! 

There is a TON of hot glue on this baby, but it sure is cool!