Hey! Today we are excited to be a part of the JoAnn #DIY4Halloween campaign because we finally get to share a project that we have been waiting to share for weeks!
The worlds easiest capes (ok maybe not the world’s easiest but still…they are pretty darn easy to make) that can be turned into practically any costume.
Like a fruit stand:
The idea originally came from these capes that we made several years ago.
(And that we’ve made and remade a hundred times since.)
They fit so cute and the girls like them so much we started thinking about different ways we could use them…and it wasn’t long before we were knee deep in Halloween costume ideas.
The first ones we made were the fruit. (Because apparently fruit is a hot item this year…we are seeing it everywhere on clothing, fabric, wallpaper, etc….so why not make it into costumes as well?)
We ended up with a pineapple, a strawberry (or watermelon…depending on who you ask) and an orange (that could easily double as a pumpkin).
If you want to make some they really are an “in an hour” project if you follow these steps.
#1. Using the measurements from the Audrey Cape Tutorial select the big or little girl size and cut our your cape and collar. (For these you only need to cut one cape piece and one collar piece….no lining!!!)
#2. Your cape will look like a giant donut. Cut a straight line down one side for the opening in the front.
#3. Sew your collar to your cape with the wrong sides together. (On felt, and if it’s a solid, it really doesn’t matter which is the right or wrong side so don’t stress about that part. Just fit it on nicely and sew it together!)
#4. Fold your collar out to the right side and press/iron down.
#5. Sew some ribbon on to tie the cape closed in the front.
#5. Embellish as needed.
And you are done!
And fun to play around with.
Just add hot glue on some black felt dots and you have a lady bug:
Or add some feathers and you have a bird:
You could even leave it all black for a witch or a magician….
Or change the color and add it to your Anna costume….
Or stick on some legs for a spider or a jellyfish…
Or make it white with a red cross and you have an old school nurse cape…
I could do this for hours.
But I’ll stop.
But if you have any ideas that you want to share go HERE and share them on the JoAnn Halloween sharing hub. #DIY4Halloween.
See you there!
PS: If you do make these capes you will only need one yard of felt for the big girl size and 3/4 of a yard for the little girl size and then about a yard of ribbon for the tie. Good Luck…and if you get stuck or have questions let us know and we’ll be happy to help you out!