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The boys and I have spent the weekend trying to come up with Halloween costume ideas. My daughter didn’t need any help, however, as she’s known for awhile now exactly what she wanted to be.
“I’m going to be a princess!”, Abby exclaims excitedly whenever anyone asks. With a tiara, of course.
As she is, and I knew that Walmart would be exactly where to go for just the right princess gown. There’s always an amazing selection of Halloween costumes at Walmart. #JuniorCelebrates at Walmart so be sure to check out the Disney Junior Halloween in-store display featuring Doc McStuffins and Minnie Mouse, which unfortunately my store didn’t have set up. I was still able to grab one of the last Sofia the First dresses they had available in Abby’s size.
Any princess needs royal jewels, too, though. There’s a necklace that goes with her costume, but I wanted to take the opportunity to spend time together crafting a piece that was personal. Thus, I picked up a few supplies for a matching DIY Princess Necklace and Bracelet craft.
- lavendar ribbon (which matches perfectly with her Sofia the First dress)
- pack of sparkle buttons
- pack of multi-size gems
- hot glue
Cut a length of ribbon for the necklace. This needs to be extra long as we’re simply tying it in a bow in the back to secure. Make extra sure it will not choke your daughter when tied! Also snip a small piece of ribbon in half down the center lengthwise for a loop to slide the ribbon through.
Get your hot glue ready! First, hot glue just the ends of the small piece of ribbon on the back of a large sparkle button. You should now have a loop. Then, find a large gemstone, but not too large as you want to be able to see the outside of sparkle from the button. Hot glue the gemstone to the button.
Wait for all of that to dry. Then, take both ends of your long ribbon piece and work it through the small loop. You should have also have a loop of your necklace ribbon on one side now, slide the ends through that and tighten gently.
You now have a bejeweled princess necklace that took less than 10 minutes to make!
For your bracelet, you need more hot glue. Take one of the small sparkle buttons and hot glue in the middle. Take a small gemstone and hot glue that in the center of your button. Continue until you have as many jewels on your bracelet as you’d like. We stopped at 3, but I think I’m going to add on a couple more before Halloween.
Then, go outside with your daughter in her Sofia the First costume and very own bejeweled DIY Princess Necklace and Bracelet set and let her run around the yard, doing dances and twirling about, while you take pictures. 6 is such a fun age!