Craftykins // {no-sew} Halloween Party Felt Flags

I think felt is the fabric of choice when it comes to Halloween.  I can remember many a last minute costume I put together growing up using plenty of felt…it comes in a rainbow of colors, it’s not expensive, there’s no hemming or sewing…it only needs some glue…so it makes fun projects fast.  Just the way I like them.

So instead of using felt for costumes this time around, I made some festive party flags.  And they’re just as easy as you’d think.

Babiekins Magazine // No-Sew Halloween Felt Flags

To make them you’ll need:
sheets of felt
scissors
hot glue
wooden skewers
glitter {if you’re into that kind of thing}

Babiekins Magazine // No-Sew Halloween Felt Flags

Start by cutting your felt into triangles.  Mine are about 6 inches long and 4 inches wide.

Cut stripes, shapes, letters, or whatever else you want to embellish your flags with out of the remaining felt and glue it onto the flags.  Trim any excess.

Babiekins Magazine // No-Sew Halloween Felt Flags

If you’re going to glitter, do it before those pieces are on the flags or you’ll end up glittering everything.

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Cut two small slits in the top and bottom of the flags and slip the skewers through the holes.  I added a dab of hot glue to the backs to keep them in place.

And of course this project doesn’t have to be only for Halloween…change up the colors for holidays, birthdays, the dishes being put away…any occasion that that could use a little extra festivity.

Fashionkins // Confetti Inspiration

While this is not a costume per se, it could totally serve as inspiration for a cool homemade DIY costume. You can pick up felt, or any other fabric at the craft store. Cut your colorful fabric into circles and attach to a solid color dress, or even a leotard. Add some polka dot socks, and voila…Confetti Girl!

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Confetti by Julie Martin

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Confetti by Julie Martin

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Confetti by Julie Martin

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Confetti by Julie Martin

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Confetti by Julie Martin

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Confetti by Julie Martin

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Confetti by Julie Martin

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Confetti by Julie Martin

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Confetti by Julie Martin

Babiekins Magazine| Fashionkins// Confetti by Julie Martin

Photography & Styling: Julie Martin|Model: Makenna of Puddletown & Zuri|Dress|Socks|Shoes|Bracelets

Craftykins // DIY Cat Kit

Babiekins Magazine | DIY cat kit by La maison de Loulou-a

Babiekins Magazine | DIY cat Kit by La maison de Loulou-d

DIY Cat Costume Kit:
what you need:
black craft foam
scissors
black thread & needle
2 hair clips (black is better)
black craft felt
1 black pipe cleaner
optional: black mask

For the cat ears
Draw (vaguely) 2 ears form into the craft foam and cut. Fold the ear at the end, then sew and finally attached to the hair clip with few knots. Repeat for the second cat ear.

For the the bow
Cut a rectangle piece of craft felt. At the center, fold and with the help of the pipe cleaner, join & make a knot.

For the Cat bag
Draw into the felt 2 cat faces and cut. Cut 1 long strap and 2 small rectangles. To start the bag, just sew the 2 cat face templates together (not on the top). Then, on both extremities sew the 2 rectangles. Finally take the long strap and slide it into the 2 rectangles (at the extremities) and make 2 knots.

Babiekins Magazine | DIY cat kit by La maison de Loulou-e

Babiekins Magazine | DIY cat kit by La maison de Loulou-g

Babiekins Magazine | DIT cat kit by La maison de Loulou-f

Babiekins Magazine | DIY cat Kit by La maison de Loulou-c

Babiekins Magazine | DIY cat kit by La maison de Loulou-b

Thank you Marie-Laure from La Maison De Lu Lu for sharing this all-to-cute kitty attire. Marie-Laure is an Architect and mom of two who is a Do It Yourself crafting kind of girl. Her children, Louise and Roman, are the inspiration behind all the DIY’s she creates. She is constantly exploring the kids world with her own french twist.