DIY Halloween Kid’s Costumes Handmade Fast & Easy

Halloween Costumes Easy How To Collars and Tutu

Today I have a quick and easy tutorial for handmade Halloween costumes or rather a how to create kid’s costumes at home with just one handmade piece for each costume.  Today, I’m sharing how to make a collar and a tutu that are versatile for any costume.  Here I’ve show them as a princess or ballerina for the tulle tutu skirt, a clown for the collar with pom poms, and an adorable lion for the ruffled tulle collar.  However, you can adapt any of these easy projects to work with so many other planned costumes.

Before the Halloween costume project, be sure to stop by any of our Etsy shops for some Halloween favors and Fall decorations to get ready for the spooky coming holiday:

The Party Fetti Shop 


Pinwheel Pretties Shop 


Once Upon A Home Designs Shop 


I DO Wedding & Bridal Designs Shop 


And be sure to visit our Pinterest Boards for tons of other inspiring Halloween ideas and other party planning tips!

Now for the easy DIY Kid’s Halloween Costumes –



  • Either 1/4 yd of fabric or 1 yd of tulle
  • 10” of 1/2″ elastic (more for the tutu?)
  • Several inches of Velcro®
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Optional: Pom Poms and/or trim (1-1/4 yd)


Fabric collar:
1. Cut fabric rectangle 7”x45”.
2. Hem shorts sides and one long side.
3. Turn long raw edge under 3/4″ and sew down to make a casing for elastic.
4. Cut a piece of 1/2″ elastic 10” long and thread through the casing. Sew the elastic down the sides.
5. Stitch Velcro onto the collar to hold it in place.

Tulle collar:
1. Cut four pieces of tulle 9” by 45”.
2. Fold tulle in half lengthwise.
3. Sew a casing 3/4″ down from the fold to form the casing for the elastic.
4. Cut a 10” piece of 1/2″ elastic and thread through the casing.
5. Tack elastic into sides to hold it in place.
6. Sew on Velcro to attach the two sides of the collar together.

Tulle tutu:
1. Cut four pieces of tulle 9” by 45”.
2. Turn down one long edge 3/4″ of the tulle and sew to form the casing for the elastic.
3. Cut a 10” (should this be longer?) piece of 1/2″ elastic and thread through the casing.
4. Tack elastic into sides to hold it in place.
5. Sew on Velcro to attach the two sides of the tutu together.

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Halloween Treat Boxes – DIY Tutorial

DIY Halloween Favors

It is hard to believe that in just a few short weeks our fright night will be here.  Have you made all your treats for your little goblins and ghouls?  Are you down to the wire trying to come up with a quick project for a Halloween party for the kiddos- have no FEAR, this is a quick Halloween Favors project to the rescue!

To help you get ready, here is a quick and easy Ghost Treat Box project using Stampin’ Up punches and products.  However, if you don’t have SU products, you could cut your box by hand with this Free Box Template and cut out your ghost from this adorable Free Ghost Template.  And the circle scallop punches are available from many local retail craft stores.

Ghost Box

Ghost Box


Supplies Needed:

Owl Builder Punch (or use Free Template from link above)

Typeset Designer Series Paper (or any Halloween themed scrapbooking paper)

Scallop Circle Punch

Halloween Themed Washi Tape  (orange chevron)

Kraft Gift Boxes (Can purchase these or hand cut them with the Free Template)

Black Ink

Black Cardstock

Googly Eyes

Dimensions of Stripe Paper for Outside: 3 1/4 x 2 1/4

Top of Box and Inside Top: 3 1/4 x 3 1/4

How To: 

Use the Owl punch for the ghost (cut the legs off and tip it upside down) and the Kraft Gift Boxes already to go, also from Stampin’ Up.  For this project, you can use any designer scrapbooking paper, although the Typeset Designer Series paper from SU was used.  Ink the Edges with Black Ink. Adhere to box as shown in pictures. Using Washi Tape, add a strip around the perimeter of the box. Cut out a Scallop Circle out of Black Cardstock. Adhere to front of box. Cut out owl using white cardstock, cut feet off. Adhere to box. Adhere googly eyes.  Add your treats inside!

Hope this helps to inspire you to get moving on your Halloween DIY projects!  Thanks for stopping by The Party Blog!

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