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.

Read more

Halloween Lanterns DIY Project

DIY  Halloween Decorations


Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday.  I love store bought decorations but I also love to make my own Halloween decorations and every year I try to add at least one of two new items to our home.  This Halloween lanterns DIY project is so easy, you can do it with the kids.  First you will need to order in some of these fabulous paper lanterns or paper globes.

You already know that The Party Fetti Shop has an amazing supply of  Halloween favors and decorations but did you know we also offer Halloween paper lanterns.  This easy craft project will help you customize the paper lanterns to fit with the current Halloween season.

This fun and festive DIY Project will add a stunning lighted element to your current Halloween decor. Whether you are using these paper lanterns as part of the seasonal decor in your home, getting ready for a party, or looking for a fun activity with the kids – I promise you will have fun making these and adding your own creative jack-o-lantern and ghost faces and silhouette shapes to your Halloween globes.

Gather Your Supplies –

You will need a few  paper lanterns  and these are available in Halloween colors. You will also need scissors, double sided tape or regular tape will work as well, and heavy card stock paper.

How To –

Cut out shapes for Jack-O-Lantern Faces. Then use double sided tape or adhesive and adhere them to the lantern and you’re done. Easy peezy!


Be creative and come up with other silhouette shapes for your lanterns- black cats, witches, bats and other Halloween iconic images.  You can also paint images directly onto your lanterns.


If you are short on time this Halloween, The Party Fetti Shop can help you with all your Halloween decorations, no need to make your own.   We even provide the pre-cut silhouette shapes and jack-o-lantern faces to add to your lighted lanterns or paper globes.   Simply select the “With 6 Cut Shapes” from the drop down menu from our Halloween Lanterns finish options.  Check out our other handmade and custom Halloween designs!

 Thanks for stopping by  The Party Fetti Blog today!  Be sure to sign up and subscribe by email from our sidebar to get more Halloween projects in your in-box on a weekly basis all through the month of October.

Read more