I posted a lot of these pictures on my instagram recently, but because I can't get over how cute this costume turned out, I just had to re-share it as a post! But, I'll try to make it as short and sweet as possible!
Above are all of the items I started out with to make this adorable costume. I purchased most of my items at Walmart and new this costume was just meant to be when I found a Tinkerbell green tank top in the sale rack for $2 in the middle of October! Also, it happened to be the last tank top available! I couldn't believe how I lucked out! I took it as a big blessing from God, because it really helped this entire costume come together!
Items Needed for Tinkerbell Costume
Green tank top
Green fairy wings - found at the dollar store
Fairy wand - found at the dollar store
Old ballerina style shoes - check out your local second hand store
2 tubes of green tulle
1 roll of green ribbon
2 large white pom poms
Elastic - I used 3/4"
I first started with the shoes, this was something easy that my daughter could help with. I took the bows off first and then we slathered the shoes in Mod Podge and sprinkled green glitter over it in the process. This is a really messy job, so make sure you lay down lots of newspaper. Once they were dry I finished them with another layer of Mod Podge to seal in the sparkles. I finished them by hot gun gluing the pom poms on.
I then started on the skirt and because this took such a long time I kind of skimped on a few other things. You can read about how to make the skirt here. This took a long time because I used a sparkly tulle and so it didn't slide nicely, I had to really work at it to create a tight knot. As far as measurements go, I just took a piece and held it up to my daughter's waist to see how much material I should cut off for each piece. Here is an in progress picture.
So by the time I was done with the skirt I decided to just tie a bow on it with the green ribbon and call it a day. To finish the outfit I sewed a jingle bell onto the tip of the fairy wand and using a hot glue gun attached the green sequins to the collar of the tank top. I would have liked to attached jingle bells onto the skirt as well, but was kind of pooped out. This project took me a whole morning and into the afternoon, but I am so happy with how it turned out and my daughter just loves it!
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