DIY Halloween Headbands

Hello Everyone!

As there is less than 1 week until Halloween, I thought what better time to create a post dedicated to a few last minute costume ideas. Searching for a great costume last minute can be quite stressful, so I decided to make some headbands that are so simple to make, yet are so obvious as to what you are dressed up as without all the effort. If you are struggling to find a good costume for Halloween this year I hope this post helps you and I would love to see if you re-create these 🙂

Unicorn Headband

The first headband I chose to make is a unicorn. This one is the most difficult of the two but I was still able to complete it within a day. I would pair this headband with any clothing that is white or pink, add a sprinkle of glitter and channel your inner unicorn.

You Will Need:

  • A plastic headband
  • Paint of your choice
  • Superglue or hot glue
  • Felt (I used pink and white)
  • Wire
  • Polystyrene cone
  • Optional: Fake flowers

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What To Do:

  1. Paint your polystyrene cone in the colour of your choice. I used 2-3 coats to give it a solid colour.
  2. Carefully wind your wire around the cone to give it a swirled unicorn look.
  3. Apply a thin line of glue onto the top of your headband and hold the horn in place until it dries.
  4. Using a pen, draw an ear shape onto one sheet of your felt. Fold the fabric in half and cut out the shape, this should give you two identical ears.
  5. Repeat this step onto a different coloured sheet of felt, but make the shape slightly smaller.
  6. Glue the smaller ear pieces onto the front of the larger ones, and carefully glue the ears onto the headband, either side of the unicorn horn.
  7. If you would like, you can glue a few fake flowers onto the front of each ear. I tried to do this but my flowers were slightly to big, so make sure you use ones that are quite small.

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Bumblebee Headband

The second headband I chose to make is a bee, as my sister was trying to decide what to dress up as at the time, and asked if a bee costume would be easy to replicate. For the bee outfit, I would pair it with anything black and yellow and a pair of wings (I also made these myself) and you’re all set to go. 

You Will Need:

  • A plastic headband
  • Black pipecleaners
  • Yellow felt
  • Hot glue

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What To Do:

  1. The first step I did was to paint my headband black, but if you are fortunate enough to find a black one, you can skip this step.
  2. Twist together 2 or 3 black pipe cleaners. Repeat this step to create two antennae.
  3. Carefully draw a circle onto your yellow felt using a pen. Fold the felt in half and cut out to create two identical circles.
  4. Using one circle as a guide, cut out another 2 circles for the second antennae.
  5. Carefully glue around the edges of one circle, ensuring you leave a small gap and stick the second circle on top. Repeat this step with the leftover circles. I decided to stuff these slightly, to give them a bit more shape, but if you like how they look you can skip this part.
  6. Once you are happy with how your circles look, place one end of the pipecleaner inside the felt and glue together, ensuring the pipecleaner is stable. Repeat this step with the other antennae.
  7. Mark out where you would like the pipecleaners to sit on your headband and twist them around the headband until they are secure.

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I hope you enjoyed these DIY’s and don’t forget to tag me on instagram @ladydaisyblog with your recreations 🙂

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Halloween Party

Hello Everyone!

I think this is my favourite post to share with you so far, and I am so excited for you to read it 🙂 As you all know, I am absolutely loving Halloween this year. I’ve created so many Halloween inspired treats, decorations and even clothing and I am obsessed with all of it. So when my sister decided that she wanted to have a Halloween party on Saturday and asked me to make a few decorations and a selection of food, I was right in my element.

I took to Pinterest for some inspiration and came up with a long list of ideas ranging from the snacks, to decorations, to games. At this point I’m pretty sure I’m more excited than she is haha. In this blog post I have included a recipe for puff pastry mummy dogs and a range of photos from the night. I hope you enjoy it 🙂

Puff Pastry Mummy Hotdogs

You Will Need:

  • 8 Hotdogs (I cut mine in half so they would be mini)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Sheet of Puff Pastry
  • Mustard and Sauce of your choice

What To Do:

  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees celcius and lightly grease a baking tray.
  2. Slice your sheet of puff pastry quite thinly, this will create your bandages.
  3. Wrap the pastry around each hotdog and place onto your greased baking tray.
  4. Beat the egg and gently brush it over the wrapped hotdogs.
  5. If you would like, place two seasame seeds onto one end of the hotdog to create the mummy’s eyes.
  6. Place in the oven for 10-15mins or until puffy and golden.
  7. Remove from the oven and serve warm with mustard and sauce.

 

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DIY Red Riding Hood Costume

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I am so excited to share this post with you today. I have been trying to plan a good costume DIY to share with you for a few weeks now, and yesterday I thought of the perfect one 🙂 My sister is having a Halloween Party in a few weeks time and I have been stuck on what to wear for awhile, so I thought why not write about it as well! As you know I have been loving Pretty Little Liars over the past month and as I watching some PLL inspired costume videos, I had the great idea to be Red Coat. However, I don’t own any leather gloves and lack the long blonde hair so I sat down to have a think about what I could be instead..and then it hit me. Little Red Riding Hood! The cloak would be so simple to make and there was no need to buy any other items as they would be hidden buy the cloak anyway. So with that being said, let’s get started!

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You Will Need:

  • Red Fabric of your choice (I used 1.4m × 1.7m fleece, but it ended up being quite short so I would recommend you get at least 2m×2m)
  • Scissors
  • A hooded sweatshirt
  • Red Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Ribbon or Cord

What To Do:

  1. Lay out your fabric on a flat surface and fold one end over the top about 40cm in width. This is to create two identical pieces for the hood.
  2. Using your sweatshirt as a pattern, trace around the hood, leaving about 1cm for seam allowance (this is all the space I needed, as fleece does not fray).
  3. Cut along the lines you have made, ensuring you cut through both layers of fabric. Pin along the back seam of your hood and sew together carefully.
  4. To make the cloak, I carefully made sure all the edges of my fabric were straight and roughly folded the fabric diagonally to create a triangle.
  5. Fold the fabric in half once more to create a small triangle and using the top point of the triangle (where all the folded points meet), cut a curved line about 4cm from the top and remove the point.
  6. Unfold the fabric and you should have a small circle in the centre, just big enough to fit your head in to.
  7. Using one of the corners as a guide, carefully fold your fabric in half diagonally, and cut a slit down one section. This is to create the front of the cloak.
  8. Pin the bottom of the hood to the neck line of the cloak, right sides together and sew along this line.
  9. Fold all the raw edges 1cm onto the inside of the cloak, pin in place and sew to create a hem.
  10. The final step is to carefully attach the ribbon or cord of your choice around the neckline of the cloak. (I chose to sew a black ribbon on for a bit of contrast).

You are now ready to model your cloak and beware of the big bad wolf! 🙂 I plan to wear a black dress and black boots under my cloak as I really want it to stand out. I hope you enjoyed this DIY and would love to see if any of you re-create it! You can find my social media sites on my links page 🙂

Halloween Snacks

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to my Halloween series! I am so excited to write this series of blog posts as Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year. I love the colours, all the decorations that you can buy and make, and I especially love all of the delicious Halloween snacks you can create. For the first post in this series, I have decided to make two snacks that are easy, delicious and also so fun to make. Let’s get started!

Candy Corn Inspired Dessert

You Will Need:

  • Orange Jelly
  • Yellow Jelly
  • Whipped Cream
  • Tropical Fruit (Optional)
  • Serving Glasses

What To Do:

  1. Make the yellow jelly using the instructions on the box and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  2. Pour the jelly into your serving glasses until they are 1/3 full and place in the refrigerator to set.
  3. Make the orange jelly and allow to cool until it is almost cold, as you don’t want this to melt the yellow jelly.
  4. Pour the orange jelly on top of the yellow until the glass is 2/3 full and place back into the fridge to set.
  5. Once all of the jelly is set, it is time to place a few pieces of diced tropical fruit on top of the jelly and complete with a swirl of whipped cream.

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Jack o Lantern Ice Cream Float (Spider)

You Will Need:

  • Fanta
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Serving Glasses
  • Black Sharpie

What To Do:

  1. Using a black Sharpie, draw a few different Jack o Lantern faces onto the front of your serving glasses.
  2. Once you are happy with the faces, place a spoonful or two of vanilla ice cream into each glass.
  3. Top up each glass with Fanta and watch the ice cream begin to foam.

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I hope you enjoyed these recipes and are as excited about the rest of this Halloween series as I am 🙂