Okay, you guys. Seriously. I hate spiders. Eew! I don't even know what possessed me to do such a DIY, but in the fun of Halloween, why not? I kinda love dress up. I pretend I do it just for the kids, but basically, I'm just a big kid myself.
A few costumes from years past
Very rarely do I ever spend money on MY costume. Which probably doesn't come to a surprise to you. (Are you starting to notice the pattern here on Shoestring Amy?)
There are so many fun things to create with things you have around the house or a few Dollar discount items that will do the trick.
This year, I'm going as PeeWee Herman (I'll update and show you that final outfit after Halloween.) However, there are a couple occasions that I want to participate in the Halloween fun, but don't want to be head-to-toe dressed up. For example, I help out from time-to-time in my daughter's pre-school class. I want to have something simple to wear, but give the kids something to giggle about. And let them know that growing up doesn't mean being dull. (Contrary to what a lot of adults tend to portray.)
T-shirt costumes are super quick, cheap, and a fun way to add a little "sumpin' sumpin'" to your regular outfit. There are some Ah-maze-ing things you can do to really transform regular-everyday-items (Check out Trash to Couture... I aspire to be able to do radicle transformations such as these. For me, Spider webs will have to do for now.) that you have in your closet. Chances are you have everything you need to make a pretty spectacular costume.
Check out this little guy. Is he not adorable? On the grand spectrum of creativity, I realize he's not exactly a grand prize winning craft. However, add google-y eyes to anything and your kids will love it. Let them stuff socks with news paper, tie on legs, and pop the eyes on themselves and you are winning as mom. At least for 5 minutes, or so. And, hey, that's less socks you have to wash. win-win!
On to the t-shirt. I'm not positive this DIY really even needs an explanation, but here we go anyway.
(watch DIY video)
P.s. As I was making the cute little spider and getting a little more acquainted with the idea of these creepy little creatures, I look up and see this:
UUUHHH!!! What is it with these things?! Don't they have anything better to do than lurk around and being all disgusting? Luckely, this behemoth was out in our pool house (basically our storage area) so he got to live. Little jerk, he better appreciate it.
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Shoestring Amy is a free-spirited momma. With a family of five comes an active lifestyle full of energy. Amy strives for a lifetime of fun, laughter, and memories. Rather than smothering in debt, working for "things," and walking the same ol' line of misery created by a dead end job, she creates much larger goals. CONTINUE READING....
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