Costume in under an Hour
By: Kelly Mindell, Studio DIY
We are obsessed with Kelly from Studio DIY's take on her version of a DIY Halloween Cactus costume. How creative is this? She was coveting our Natura XL and felt inspired by the chunky fibers, it makes for perfect soft cactus spikes! How clever is this? You can make this in under 1 hour.
I think it’s safe to call the cactus the pineapple of this year, yes? So I figured it was pretty NECESSARY to do a DIY cactus costume!!! We teamed up with our fave craft and yarn supplier DMC to make this baby because YES you literally only need a dress, a headband and some yarn!!!!! You can whip this up in no time, and that’s just how I like my Halloween costumes.
- Green Dress
- DMC Tiara Italian Yarn color white (it has an awesome metallic sheen which adds to the cactus spike feel!)
- DMC Woolly in plum pink color #54
- DMC Cotton Natura Yarn in baby pink color #6, scarlet #23
- DMC Belinda Italian Wool in yellow color #9
- Hot Glue Gun
1. Cut several nine inch pieces of yarn. Fold one piece into thirds and snip open the loops so you have three seperate pieces of yarn that are three inches each.
2. Tie these together in a single knot in the center. Repeat with all your other pieces.
3. Lay out your dress on a flat surface and heat up your glue gun. Place a bead of hot glue on the back of the knot in your yarn pieces and hot glue all over the dress as desired. We covered the front, back and the sleeves.
4. Now it’s time to make pom pom flowers! Take your desired color of yarn and wrap it around and around your hand a couple dozen times (all five fingers for a bigger pom pom, four for a smaller one).
5. Slip the looped yarn off your hand. Cut a separate small piece of yarn and tie it around the middle of the looped yarn.
6. Cut through all the loops on each side of the yarn.
7. Fluff out your pom pom and then repeat these steps to create five more pom poms.
8. Hot glue two finished pom poms to one shoulder of the dress.
9. Then, hot glue one pom to the wrist of the opposite side of the dress.
10. Last, glue the remaining three pom poms onto a headband.
Wouldn’t it be fun to get a bunch of your friends to do this in all different shades of green!? You’d be like a whole cacti garden!
Love and Threads,
The Commonthread Team