Crafters often have the problem of accumulating too many craft supplies. It is hard to just throw away something you might use later just because you didn’t need it for the original project. This often results in huge piles of unused craft supplies.
Lucky you, today I am sharing with you three DIY costumes for Halloween that you can make using your old, unused craft supplies. You won’t have to spend anything on your DIY costumes this year!
I always have leftover light-colored fabric scraps from muslins and other lining fabric. Depending on whether you have a big piece of a bunch of scraps, you can easily become a ghost or a mummy.
For a ghost, drape the fabric over your head and cut out eye holes. Done.
For the mummy, wear a white shirt and white or khaki pants. Cover your arms, legs, and torso in the white fabric scraps just like a mummy. Add blood stains with food coloring or makeup if you want to take it a step further.
I don’t know about you, but we always have tons of pom poms left over. You can easily transform those extra craft supplies into a gumball costume.
This is what you will need:
- An old beanie hat
- Pom poms
- Red shirt
- Black pants
- Duct tape
- Sharpie marker
- Hot glue gun
Cover your hat in pom poms using a hot glue gun. These are the gum balls.
Tape a duct tape square to the center of your shirt. Write “25 cents” on the tape in black sharpie.
Wear the black pants, red shirt, and hat. Your costume is complete.
Snail or Turtle
Have extra butcher paper? Then you can easily become a snail or turtle!
This is what you need:
- Butcher paper
- Snail or turtle-colored clothing (green or brown should work)
- Acrylic paint (optional)
- Pom poms for eyes
- Hot glue gun or duct tape
Crumple a long sheet of butcher paper until it is wrinkled. Loosely roll the paper into a spiral shape like a turtle or snail shell. If desired, color the paper with acrylic paint.
Use duct tape to tape the shell onto your back.
Glue or tape the pom poms onto a headband to make eyes. The costume is complete!
Do you ever use your craft supplies to make your Halloween costume?