Quick & Easy DIY Christmas Tree Costume!

IMG_6258The weather is starting to get cooler, pumpkins are at the local grocery store, and the leaves are almost ready to start changing colors. This can only mean one thing. It’s time to start thinking about Halloween, more importantly Halloween costumes!   Hey friends, it’s Amanda here today from Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten with you. I have a fun and easy Halloween costume for you.

I decided to think outside the box and go with a different holiday for my Halloween costume. I made myself a Christmas tree costume. Best part about this idea? It doubles as an outfit to wear to the ever-popular “Ugly Christmas Sweater” party.

Quick & Easy DIY Christmas Tree Costume!

MATERIALS

Ellison SuperStar Machine
Christmas Ornament Die
Green long sleeve shirt or sweatshirt
Dark pants (preferably brown)
Headband
Safety pins

Quick & Easy DIY Christmas Tree Costume!

Quick & Easy DIY Christmas Tree Costume!

I used all kinds of scrapbook paper to die-cut a bunch of ornaments with the Christmas Ornament Die. You can really use whatever catches your eye. You could even just use construction paper and have your children decorate the ornaments too!

Quick & Easy DIY Christmas Tree Costume!

Quick & Easy DIY Christmas Tree Costume!

Once I had my ornaments, I used safety pins to attach them to my shirt. You could use a needle and thread and sew them to the shirt, but I wanted the option to move them around in case the placement did not work when I got the shirt on.

Quick & Easy DIY Christmas Tree Costume!

Safety pin the ornaments from the inside out so you are not seeing much of the safety pin. It almost looks like the hook you use to hang your ornaments with.

Quick & Easy DIY Christmas Tree Costume!

Then I used a glittery scrapbook paper and the puffy star die to make my headband. I just die-cut the shape and then attached it to a plain black headband with a hot glue gun.

Quick & Easy DIY Christmas Tree Costume!

To make the outfit even more festive, I added some tinsel. My recommendation for this is to wait until you have the shirt on to place the tinsel. I safety pinned one end and then wrapped it around my body and when I finished I safety pinned the other end to the shirt.

I love my Christmas tree costume so much. It’s so great that it can double for two holiday celebrations as well!

Check back with us on the Ellison blog to see other fun costume ideas that will be shared this week!

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