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October 2013



DIY Lady Bug Costume

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  • SumoMe

For this Lady  Bug Costume you will need:

  • Any preferred Red Outfit
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue
  • Headband
  • Black Pipe Cleaner and Cute Socks
  • Black and Red Pom Poms and Felt
  • And Lady Bug Wings


Let’s Dot The Dress

  • Using 3 circular items begin to trace them onto the felt. I used my old white eyeliner pencil.
  • Keep them close as possible to maximize your felt
  • Cut out the dots
  • Bring out your red outfit to begin gluing
  • Place a piece of cardboard between the fabric to avoid gluing it together.
  • Remember to place them strategically. You don’t want anything funny.
  • Hot Glue your dots and don’t use too much glue.
  • Finish your dots and clean up any glue strings after.

Time to work on your antenna

  • Take 6 black pipe cleaners out. Use 3 per side.
  • Begin braiding three together from end to end
  • I am using an hold headband. Using a piece of felt will help decorate and hide the old glue.
  • The felt may not reach the end but at least my ugly old glue is concealed
  • Hot Glue it along the headband. Stretch it out a bit to keep it taunt.
  • Next take your antenna and put it onto the headband
  • Repeat this on the other side
  • Next make sure they are even
  • Now twist the pipe cleaner all the way up
  • Split your red pom pom and apply glue to the middle. Stick your pipe cleaner inside. Hold it still for a few seconds.
  • Now take your felt and cut a rectangle to the size you want your bow to be
  • Fold your felt back and forth
  • Using a piece of thread to secure the bow
  • Apply some hot glue and add a black pom pom on top
  • And finally apply a bit of glue to the antenna and place the bow on top

Let’s Add Bows on the Socks Now

  • Cut two identical rectangles from the piece of felt
  • Fold both into a fan like before
  • Secure by wrapping thread around the bow
  • Apply hot glue and your black pom pom
  • Before gluing onto the socks make sure you know if you want them on the back, side or front.
  • Slip a piece of cardboard between the socks. Apply glue and press the bow down. Repeat this on the other side.
  • And last glue on some goggly eyes on your lady bug wings for fun.

And you are ready!!


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