World’s cutest burrito! Easy DIY costume for baby’s first Halloween
I promise that not every blog post from here on out will feature our new grandgirl (as it did yesterday).
But being as today is National Costume Swap Day, I thought it appropriate to show you the costume I made for her based on the fact that is is one baby who loves to be wrapped up!
Presenting: Our Little Burrito!
The idea came to me when I spotted a brown blanket in her room.
Execution couldn’t be easier.
I wrapped her in the blanket, then stuck in some pieces of green tissue I’d cut in strips to imitate lettuce. (OK, I know that most burritos don’t have lettuce, but I’m taking a bit of artistic license here since I really didn’t want to cover her with beans—refried or otherwise.)
I laid the template with the open side along the finished edge, then cut out 2 pieces. Wrong sides together, sewed around the edge, then cut close to the seam. Opened the seams near the opening of the hat and tacked open with brown thread. Gathered a “knot” at the top, then tied with a piece of white curly ribbon along with a few pieces of “lettuce.”
If we hadn’t had tissue paper in the appropriate colors, I would have found any other kind of paper or even colored some paper with crayons, then cut the strips.
No brown washcloth or blanket? Make the outfit from an old shirt, towel, tablecloth or pillowcase.
Babies look adorable even when their Halloween costumes are not perfect in every detail. So don’t sweat the small stuff. Use what you have, then please show us your DIY baby costume.
Lynn Colwell and Corey Colwell-Lipson are mother and daughter and authors of Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family, and founders of Green Halloween®.