KIDS: Last Day of School T-Shirt

Mandy from Sugar Bee Crafts came up with the cutest last day of school “costume” for her kids! I love that he last day of school t-shirts are a wearable souvenir of each child’s school year. It’s like a yearbook, but better!  She provides a free cut file that says, “X Grade Last Day of School autographs” complete with the current years for any cutting machine. You could easily recreate this idea without a cutting machine. A plain color t-shirt and these white iron letters would be perfect for a last day autograph t-shirt. I also love that Mandy had the kids tye dye t-shirts for their last day of school t-shirts!

DIY Last day of School T-shirts

ADULTS: End of Year Teacher Dress

Mrs. Castlebury wins best teacher award in my book! This amazing dress she is wearing was made by her 1st grade students for her to wear on the last day of school. How does she do it? She brings a white, cotton dress (similar to this one) to school a few days before the end of the year and lets her students take turns drawing on the dress with fabric markers. It’s that simple!

End of year kid made teacher dress

I love the rainbow collar, the students signatures, and the plethora of hearts, flowers, and rainbows. I can only imagine how proud and excited the kids are when the see their awesome teaching wearing their art work on the last day of school.

End of year teacher dress made by kids

The sock monkey, lady bugs, and heart balloon… this is the sweetest dress I’ve ever seen.

End of year teacher dress made by kids

Clearly, the love in this classroom is mutual! Mrs. Castlebury, thank you for being amazing!

ADULT: Pregnant Deviled Egg

I love this costume for a lot of reasons. 1. It’s perfect for a pregnant belly 2) It could double as a super easy couple costume. 3. It’s cheap, easy to make, and punny! All you need to be a deviled egg is a peice of white card board, scissors, a yellow t-shirt, and devil horns and a tail. You will also need a few simple tools like a hole punch hand scissors, but you can seriously make this costume in less than an hour. For all of the details, see this deviled egg costume tutorial from C.R.A.F.T.

Pregnant deviled egg costume

PETS: Beanie Baby Dog

If you did not know what a Beanie Baby was in 1997, I’m pretty sure you lived under a rock! They were everywhere, and for $5 you could buy one, hope it would make the retired list, and make millions!  Well, that last part isn’t entirely true, but it sure was fun to dream. Does anyone remember the purple Princess Diana bear? The Beanie Baby dog costume from Brit + Co wins best dog costume in my book, and you have to love that it’s as easy as printing out the free printable and trying it to Spot’s collar.

 

Beanie Baby Dog Cotsume

HOUSE: Minion Yard Decorations

Giving your yard a costume is fun for the whole neighborhood, and I love that The Kim Six Fix shared her neighbor’s genius idea of creating Minion sculptures out of ornamental grasses! Halloween is the perfect time to use your ornamental grass for sculptures since the grasses need to be cut back each fall. All you need is some string to tie the grasses into shape, purple spray paint, paper plates to make the giant googly eyes, and poster board for the mouth!
MInion yard decorationsSee lots more pictures and details about how to make the sculptures on The Kim Six Fix!

GROUPS: Super Fruit Costumes

Race season is upon us, and there are so many fun idea to dress up as a group! (Here are 25 more group costume ideas!) How about running as a group of Super Fruits including a super strawberry, orange, pineapple, blueberry, and a watermelon! They used felt and a hot glue gun to make fruit ponchos that just slip on over their heads. Genius! And did you notice the socks?!

Super fruit group costume idea!!

COUPLES: Butterfly and a butterfly catcher

Julie Ann Art is a Halloween couples costume creating genius! (Remember the Lightening and lighting strikes and tooth and tooth fairy!) For Halloween 2014 she whipped up a butterfly and a butterfly catcher! Oh and did you know that the official/scientific name of a some who studies and catches butterflies is a Lepidopterist? Yea, me either!

Awesome couples costume idea

GROUPS: Captain Hook costumes

Anna turned her cute fam into the cast of characters from Captain Hook! Dad is Tick Tock crock, Mom is The Lost Boy, and the kiddos are Peter Pan, Tink, and Captain Hook! Adorable!

Captain Hook costumes

ADULTS: Pregnant Avocado costume

Studio DIY came up with this genius no sew, no fuss idea for a pregnant Halloween costume, and the bump gets to be the avocado seed! All you need is a green and a brown t-shirt for this pregannt avacado costume!

Pregnant Avocado costume

KIDS: DIY Grandma costume

Do your kiddos celebrate the 100th day of school? I love this idea that Domesticated Combat Boots came up with for her little girl. She whipped up a DIY grandma costume for the 100th day of school. Get it? She is dressed like a 100 year old! The accessories make this costume super awesome, well and the adorable little girl! But, the grey hair with curlers, the reading glasses (with no lenses), the pearls, and the walking cane make for one super awesome 100 year old grandma costume!

How’s that to celebrate the 100th day of school?!

DIY Grandma costume

For more pictures and a complete tutorial, check out Domesticated Combat Boots.