Remember these cute little costumes?? That's my project to share this Friday. Here's a look at Westen's.
It was pretty simple. I found the brown shorts at Kohl's for $2.00 which he wears all the time with other shirts. The hat I actually had left over from what I bought for last year's Halloween costume so that was free. Sweet! Finding a plain dark brown shirt proved to be a more difficult task. I finally found this one on clearance at Gymboree for $11.00 - I know a little more than I'd want to pay for a Halloween costume. Under the UPS emblem is actually a little yellow star that says "Sheriff" on it. It's a cute shirt and at $11 I wanted Westen to be able to continue wearing it after Halloween. So here's what I did to put the UPS logo on both the hat and shirt. I found and printed out the UPS logo online on regular printer paper. I then freezer paper stenciled it onto an old brown tshirt that I had in my pile to go to Goodwill (which I have yet to take because I keep finding ways to recycle those items - a dress coming soon) using yellow fabric paint. To learn how to freezer paper stencil, click here. I then put fabric adhesive tape (like hem tape) on the back of each logo, cut them out, and applied them to the hat and shirt. Voila!! This was a super easy costume to make and was less than $15 which was my goal. And now, I can just pull the logo off the shirt for Westen to walk around as Sheriff! Here's a closer look (and yes I know the browns don't match exactly, but homemade costumes aren't meant to be perfect, right!!).
On to Baron's which was even easier. I just used a long sleeve white onesie and fabric markers. A friend had bought him that cute little fall hat, and since I wanted him to match that, I used an orange fabric marker. And I just wrote what I wanted on the front and framed it in black to make it resemble an envelope. It was addressed to The Brownlee's on With Love Rd. in Blessings, FL. The return address was from HEAVEN. And I drew the little UPS logo on his so he could match big brother, of course. Here's a closer look at Baron's.
What did you do for Halloween? I'd love more ideas for next year!
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Hi and welcome to our blog! I am Kate - wife of super high energy, super republican, super fun husband, Austin, and mother of 2 adorable, sweet boys - Westen and Baron! And mother of our eldest child, our sweet Boston Terrier, Cousey! Yeah, I'm outnumbered 4 to 1 so we have a home filled with rough-housing, trucks, trains, sports, you name it! I am what, over the years, has been called homemaker, housewife, and stay-at-home mom. I dare not say what today's society may call me (I kid... I kid!) I love being home with my boys and attempting to make my house a home. I'm what my mom calls "crafty", but feel more like a novice and hope to improve on my DIY and home-making skills. This blog is a way for us to share our adventures with our friends and family. To learn more about us, click here. Enjoy!