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I measured my little girls chest and cut 3/8″ elastic about an inch smaller than that measurement.
I measured from her armpit to the floor and doubled it for the length of the tulle.
I cut my Emerald Grosgrain Ribbon to 7″ and sealed the ends with a candle.
If you want you could use green tulle instead of the ribbon.
I tied my Pumpkin (orange) Tulle in a slip knot, and the Grosgrain Ribbon in a regular single knot.
To tie a slip knot fold your strip of tulle in half so there is a loop at the top.
Put this loop behind your elastic band. (Your elastic band should be measured and cut with ends sewed together at this point).
Bring the two ends over the top of the elastic and through your loop. Than pull them down.
Pull your knot very tight so that it is very small.
Tie your cut and sealed ribbon right next to the tulle in a simple single knot.
Keep alternating ribbon and tulle until your elastic band is completely covered.
When you push them together very tight it will hide the tulle. So only the ribbon is seen at the top.
I pushed the tulle and ribbon SO close together. To make it EXTRA full.
For the stump I cut 6″ strips of brown tulle, folded them in half and hot glued them to a brown felt circle.
For just a little effort I think I may have the cutest little pumpkin in town!
I think she likes it!
She often gets this look when I get the camera out. It makes me laugh! It’s a look like, is this necessary?
There are many fun costumes that can be made with tulle. With a little extra tulle I think even an adult pumpkin would be cute!
The prices of costumes these days are crazy high! Making your own is cost effective, higher quality and just plain cuter!!