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I recently became a stay-at-home mom.  I have an amazing husband and a gorgeous baby girl.  The transition from working mom to SAHM has had it's ups and downs.  Everyday is an adventure as I learn what it means to be a good mom and watch my little girl grow up.

Friday, November 1, 2013

3 Little Piggies: DIY Ears and Tail


Happy Belated Halloween Folks!  Last time I talked about how to make a DIY Piggy nose and today I want to talk about how I made the ears and curly tail for my mommy and daddy pig costumes.  You can see our finished "Pig Products" in the photo below.

Randsome, Cakers and I at the Camp Sunshine Pumpkin Festival outside L.L. Bean's Flagship store

Pig Ears
Materials:
Pink Felt
Headband
Scissors
Hot Glue Gun

Directions: 

1.  Trace and cut out a pattern for your pig ears
2.  Fold your pink felt in half and trace or pin your pattern onto your felt. *Each ear will be made up of two pieces of felt in order to make them stiff.
You can't tell here but my felt has been folded in half.





3.  Once you have all four pieces cut out, glue them together along the edges.  You could also sew them together, but using a glue gun was easier and quicker for me.

Just in case I plan on using my headband again, I made sure not to get any glue on it.  I glued it inside of the pink flaps and I could actually slide my ears (together or further away) along the headband. 

Pig Tail
Materials:
Pink Felt
Pipe Cleaner
Hot Glue
Safety Pin

Directions:


1.  Cut out a piece of pink felt about an inch longer than your pipe cleaner.
2.  Roll the pipe cleaner up in the felt (gluing as you go).  It's kind of like rolling up a tortilla. 
3.  When you have finished glueing, twist the tail into a corkscrew shape.


4.  Take a safety pin, glue it to your pants, and you have yourself a piggy tail!

Katie Lou

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