Please Welcome Amy To the Blog 🙂 Stay at Home Mom of 2 cuties, she took the time to tell you how to put together a cute little Scarecrow farmer custom for you little one! Thanks again Amy ! -Melanie
Roll in The hay, Make a costume in a day!
If you’re a mom like me, you might find yourself stressing about your children’s costumes for Halloween. Now, I am a bit over the top when it comes to holidays. I like my two boys to have a theme (Yes, I am one of THOSE moms), so I find myself between a rock and hard place sometimes. Like last year when my eldest said he wanted to be a “Scarecrow Farmer”. “Um… son? Care to explain?” He smiled and explained to me that he needed coveralls, a pocket, seeds and hay. “You know Mom, farm stuff for a Scarecrow Farmer”. OK son… let’s see what we can come up with!
First I had to hunt for overalls. Now this is a bit of a trick because here in Florida, overalls aren’t readily available all year round. Luckily I found a fantastic pair at Target. Bonus to me because they were on clearance for $11! So we started with a plain old pair of overalls. And double bonus, they were those “rugged and worn” looking kind. YES! Looking back, I bet I could have gotten actual used ones for a few bucks at a Goodwill store. Try to keep that in mind.
I came home and looked for things a scarecrow farmer would have on him. I figured hay was a given, seeds, maybe some leaves. He would probably have patches on him from all his working wear and tear, so a few pieces of scrap material would be needed as well. Throw in a Sharpie and a glue gun and we had it! These are all things I have around the house that are part of my seasonal decorating. So the cost of these items were FREE! So far, this costume is only $11!
This is the finished product front and back.
What I (and my son) loved most about it, is that it’s totally functional and wearable. He wore it to several parties and it held up during play and trick or treating.
I hope you enjoy this project as much as we did!