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Me and 80+ blog buddies got together to bring you 80+ DIY Halloween costumes, including my NO-SEW CUPCAKE BAKER HALLOWEEN COSTUME! I’m teaming up with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes to bring y’all tons of easy ideas to craft up DIY Halloween costumes for everyone including your pets, family costumes, and even a trunk or treat idea!
Along with my NO-SEW CUPCAKE BAKER COSTUME, I’m sharing 88+ more really awesome handmade costume ideas from talented bloggers everywhere!
This darling costume is perfect for your little sous chef. You know her- she is the helper, the one that knows exactly where all of the aprons are kept, the expert on mixing cupcake batter, and the one that always gets to lick the bowl. This costume is no-sew, has very little assembly required, and will end up looking simply scrumptious! You will love what you and your little cupcake baker will be able to mix up together. Be warned; she may never want to take off her new pink chef hat!
This cupcake baker costume can be cooked up very quickly! Since the apron is pre-made, I will be focusing on how to make the accessories, since it really is the accessories that make this costume. What is a cupcake baker without her iconic hat? She’s just a kitchen helper! Transform your baking partner into a cupcake baker in no time- with a one-of-a-kind, fun, girly twist!
Supplies for your cute cupcake baker costume:
- one sheet of pink tissue paper
- two 12×12 sheets of scrapbook paper purchased at Michaels
- pink ruffled apron from Michaels
- dollar store plastic mixing bowl
- dollar store rubber scraper
- dollar store measuring cups
- dollar store measuring spoons
- ribbon purchased at Michaels
- dyed coffee filters
- scissors, double sided tape roller, hot glue gun
Step 1: Fold tissue paper.
Pleat your tissue paper into a fan. My folds ranged from about 1/2 inch to 1 inch wide- the pleats do not have to be even nor anywhere near perfect!
Step Two: Make the headband.
Pick out a fun pattern of scrapbook paper, whatever your heart desires! My pink and white striped paper turned out very cute, but unfortunately was not very sturdy. I decided that I would fold it over and use my hot glue gun to keep the seams together. First, fold both your papers into fourths to make sure it will be nice and sturdy. Since my papers were 12×12, the headband ended up being 3 inches thick. Next, measure your little cupcake baker’s head. I measured my baker’s head at 21 inches, and since both papers were 12×12, I had about one and a half inches of overlap to do the hot gluing in the center. (Save the other one and a half inches left over to connect the headband at the end!) Hot glue your papers together in the middle. Do NOT glue the other ends together yet!
Step 3: Tape the pleated tissue paper to the headband.
Using a double sided tape roller, secure the pleated tissue paper to the back side (the side with the seam) of your headband. It will reach about halfway across your headband. Do not worry about keeping the pleats too tight. For this hat, the pouffier, the better. Make sure the tissue is attached strongly.
Step Four: Connect the headband.
If you are using striped paper, it is very important to match up your stripes so your seam will not be too noticeable. Make sure you have the correct measurements and that your paper is matched up evenly. Hot glue the ends together.
Step Five: Fold the “pouf” over.
After the headband is secure, fold the pouf over. It can be tricky to get the double sided tape on the inside. If you lay the headband on its side on your workspace, it is much easier to roll the tape out. Once the tape is down, connect the tissue paper just like you did before on the other side. It will look like the photo above, you will be able to see through it.
Step 6: Secure the ends.
This step is very similar to the way that you attached the tissue paper before. The only difference is that now you do not have your pleats. First, roll out some double sided tape. Then, fold and gather the tissue paper, shaping the pouf as you get closer to the headband. Once you have the shape of the pouf just how you like it, secure the ends to the double sided tape. Repeat the folding and tucking of the tissue paper and tape the other side. You can also fluff and improve your pouf after the sides are all taped down. It is finally starting to look like a proper cupcake baker hat!
Step 7: Make coffee filter roses.
All you need to create these whimsical roses:
- dyed coffee filters (I used three for each rose)
- construction paper
- hot glue gun and scissors
First, stack and roll the coffee filters together as pictured above. Once they are rolled together, hold the tight end and smash the opening of the flower on the table. This creates a tighter, more flower-like look. Use scissors to cut them how tall you would like your finished flowers to be.
After you have cut the flowers, also cut out little circles of construction paper. Use your hot glue gun to attach the base of the flower to the little circle of construction paper. This will add some stability to the flowers and make it easier to attach them to the cupcake baker’s hat. These little roses are the perfect accessory to give your cupcake baker’s hat a little touch of girly fun.
Step 8: Attach paper roses to headband.
Position the roses how you like on the headband of the hat. Using your hot glue gun, attach the roses. Now that’s a cupcake baker hat!
Cupcake baker’s trick-or-treat bowl:
Of course the cupcake baker needs to showcase all of her handy tools while trick-or-treating. First, heat a metal skewer on the stove. Use the heated metal skewer to punch a hole in the rim of the plastic bowl. Tie the dollar store measuring cups and measuring spoons onto the mixing bowl with cute pink ribbon. This makes for the perfect sized and perfectly adorable trick-or-treat mixing bowl!
Your cutest cupcake baker costume is sure to take the cake! And don’t you love the idea of using the mixing bowl as the trick or treat container to hold all the candy?
And now it’s time for tons more DIY Halloween costume inspiration! Join in on the BLOG HOP! Click on the links below each collage to get the detailed instructions about how to make the costume pictured, just like mine above. Don’t forget to follow the Handamde Halloween Costumes Pinterest Board for even more DIY costume greatness!
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What handmade costume ideas did you love the most?! Be sure to click over to get the costume instructions, pin the costume, and let them know you love it! Also, follow the Handmade Halloween Costume board on Pinterest!
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