80 DIY Halloween costumes {+ a baby hamburger}

Me and 80+ blog buddies got together to bring you 80+ DIY Halloween costumes, including Maxwell’s cheeseburger costume and DIY game boy oneisie costume. How stinkin’ cute is this giant cheeseburger?

DIY Baby Hamburger costume

Along with my DIY cheeseburger costume, I’m sharing 88+ more really awesome handmade costume ideas from talented bloggers everywhere!

 

101+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

All you need for the cheeseburger costume is:

  • Felt (4 pieces of tan, and 1 piece of the following beige, yellow, red, green
  • A sewing machine
  • Stuffing
  • Fabric scissors
  • Velcro
  • Brown onesie

First, cut out your cheese, tomatoes, and lettuce out of the felt… This is so not a precise process! Here are my pieces:

DIY Baby burger costume

I used yellow thread and sewed everything to the cheese. To make the top burger bun, I cut 2 round-ish circles out of the brown felt.  For the sesame seeds, I sewed on small beige ovals to one circle. I left a little hole to stuff and then sewed up the hole by machine.

DIY Baby burger costume

Here’s what the cheeseburger topping look like from the top.

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Then, just add Velcro to all of the pieces and stick the cute baby in his brown onesie. Velcro everything up and take a tasty little bite of that cheese burg! Maxwell likes the lettuce!

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If you’ve got a crawler, put the top bun on his back! Either way is pretty dang adorable!

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And now it’s time to share the other 80+ really awesome handmade costume ideas with y’all!

88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

1. Handmade Baby Hamburger Costume

2. DIY Baby Game Boy Costume

3. DIY Minecraft Steve Costume

4. Football Brothers Halloween Costumes with DIY Pads and Onesie

5. Star Trek Halloween Costume for Kids

6. A Bee and Her Keeper

7. No Sew Magician Costume

8. Flint Lockwood Costume

9. Pinocchio

10. Marty McFly

11. Princess Wedding Dress Costume

12. Handmade Lalaloopsy Doll Costume

13. Homemade Toothless Costume

14. DIY Mermaid For Less Than $20 (No-Sew Option)

15. Easy Tinker Bell Costume

16. Mario and Luigi Go Kart Costumes

17. Dog The Bounty Hunter and Beth

18. Family Monsters University Costumes

19. Scooby Doo family costumes

20. DIY Storm Cloud Costume

 

88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

21. Cheap and Easy DIY Spider Costume

22. Easy Tin Man Costume

23. No Sew Bee Costume

24. Planet Halloween Costumes

25. DIY Cheshire Cat Costume

26. DIY Instagram Board

27. Elsa crown

28. Dog Collar Ruffles

29. DIY Pineapple Baby Costume

30. DIY Lego Movie Costume

31. Weeping Angel Costume

32. Disney Planes Costume: Dipper

33. Easy Pirate Costume

34. Easy Costume Idea – Renaissance Girl

35. 10 Minute Homemade Jellyfish Costume

36. DIY Cat Costume

37. Lucy And Ricky Costumes

38. Easy Frozen Costumes

39. Easy Greek Goddess Costume

40. DIY Family Willy Wonka Costumes

101+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

41. DIY No Sew Maleficent Costume

42. No Sew Pineapple Halloween Costume

43. Graveyard Bean Bag Toss: Trunk or Treat Car Costume

44. DIY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Costumes

45. DIY Raccoon Costume with Printable Mask

46. Easy WildStyle Lego Movie Costume

47. Simple Hello Kitty Costume

48. No Sew Minnie Mouse Costume

49. DIY Inspector Gadget and Penny Costumes

50. DIY Frozen Elsa Dress Baby Edition

51. Fairy Princess Dog Costume

52. DIY Hashtag Halloween Costume

53. Toddler or Baby Egg Costume

54. Easy No Sew Olaf Costume

55. DIY Baymax Costume

56. DIY Tooth Fairy Costume

57. Baby Short Stack Pancake Costume

58. Elephant and Piggie Halloween Costumes

59. Instagram Halloween Costume

60. Peter Pan & Mr. Smee Halloween Costume

 

 

88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at ReallyAwesomeCostumes.com

61. Wildstyle Costume from the Lego Movie

62. Fred and Wilma Couples Costume

63. Viking Family Costumes

64. DIY Cruella de Vil Costume for a child

65. Disney Frozen Olaf Halloween Treat Bucket

66. How to Make a Minecraft Steve Head

67. DIY Harry Potter Costume

68. DIY Duck Dynasty Costumes

69. No Sew Cupcake Baker Halloween Costume

70. DIY Skunk Mask

71. Ghostbusters Proton Pack DIY

72. Frozen Anna Costume Tutorial

73. Candy Corn Costume

74. Paw Patrol Halloween Costume

75. No Sew Toothless Dragon Costume

76. DIY Robot Costume

77. Wonder Woman Costume

78. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Costume

79. Thrifted Gentleman Spy DIY Halloween Costume

80. DIY Boy Garden Gnome Costume

81. Group Costume: Bob Ross, Happy Tree, & Squirrel

82. DIY Blues Brothers Costumes

83. Snow White Costume

84. Peacock Princess Costume

85. Scarecrow Costume

86. Easy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costume

87. Handmade Teddy Bear Costume

88. Princess Elsa and the Spy Kid

89. DIY Baby Koala costume
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Celebration of Service with Team Depot {Austin}

Note: This is a sponsored post for The Home Depot Foundation. Every thought, opinion, and experience is 100% my own.

Remember the Celebration of Service event that I attended in Houston 2 weeks ago? I had the opportunity to attend another awesome event in my hometown of Austin! The Home Depot Foundation is transforming 1,000 homes for veterans in 2 months from 9/11 until Veterans Day on 11/11. While this project was a lot smaller than the one I attended in Houston, it was just as spirited! We had 40+ Home Depot employees volunteer their time and talent on their day off to help the Jones family make their new home wheelchair friendly.

Team Depot Celebration of service day with Home Depot

 

I had the pleasure of meeting Joey and Meg Jones who recently moved to Austin from Washington D.C. for Joey’s new job as Director of Marketing for Boot Campaign.  Joey lost both of his legs above the knee after stepping on an improvised explosive device (IED) in Afghanistan in 2010. While serving in Afghanistan Joey disarmed over 85 IEDs and disposed of several thousands of pounds of unknown bulk explosives. How scary is that? Terrifying, if you ask me! I am so thankful for the brave men and women that risk their lives everyday to serve and protect our country!

Team Depot Celebration of service day with Home Depot

While Joey was in recovery at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, he started a Peer Visit Program that allowed him and other wounded warriors to encourage and mentor more recently wounded warriors in the in-patient wards. For his service and commitment to uplifting and supporting wounded veterans, Joey received honors including the Purple Heart, the Outstanding Military Community Service Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon.

Team Depot

Joey uses his prosthetic legs at work, but he “pops” them off and uses a wheelchair when he’s at home. I had no idea, but Meg explained to me that prosthetic legs need to air out, and you can’t wear them 24/7.  Prosthetic legs are attached to the limb by suction, who knew?! So, Team Depot is making their new home wheelchair and prosthetic leg friendly. For instance, their master bathroom has narrow door ways and Joey had to climb out of his wheelchair and army crawl to the shower and toilet because the wheelchair did not fit through the doorways.  A local Home Depot actually widened the bathroom doorway and removed the closet door earlier in the month. The bathroom is being gutted today to install a wheelchair friendly shower and even make a sliding barn door to cover the newly widened doorway that separates the bathroom area from the bedroom.

Team Depot Joey Jones

They live on 5 acres, but Joey was not able to fully utilize the outdoor space because the back doorway is too narrow for his wheelchair. Team Depot widened 2 doorways leading outside. They also added french doors from the master bedroom to a giant new patio that Joey can use with his wheelchair or prosthetic legs. Watching this window turn into french doors in one day was pretty amazing!

Team Depot Austin

And here are the (almost) finished french doors!

Team Depot Austin

Now, check out this view they will have from their master bedroom with the addition of the french doors. Oh I love the Texas hill country, y’all!

Team Depot Austin

The awesome new patio has both stairs and a ramp for the wheelchair with access to the pool. I learned prosthetic legs can get caught on carpet or grass making it much easier to walk on smooth surfaces like concrete or wood. It’s also hard to go down inclines on prosthetics, but stairs are not a problem.

Team Depot Austin

The dust is flying!

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Team Depot ripped up all of the carpet out of the house and is adding hardwood floors and making 2 bathrooms wheelchair friendly this week!  We also widened the space at the front door to make entering the house easier in a wheelchair. This was not a one day project, y’all. The entire project will take about a month to complete. I’m so excited to see the space 100% finished!Team depot

I helped with a little dirt work! Team Depot donated a fire pit and it extending the pool patio for Joey to enjoy as much of the outdoor space as possible.

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It was an honor to be a part of the Celebration of Service!
Team Depot

Team Depot

The Home Depot Foundation partnered with bloggers such as me for their Celebration of Service program. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about any product mentioned in these posts. The Home Depot Foundation believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. The Home Depot Foundation’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.


Baby shower checklist {11 things not to forget!}

Happy 6 months here on Earth sweet baby Maxwell! (I seriously can not believe that we went through this 6 moths ago!) I feel so lucky to be your mama! 3-23-14 is forever a very special day in our lives…. we became parents to the most perfect baby for us! In honor of your 1/2 a year with us, Dad and I are going to feed you lots of milk, take you on multiple stroller rides, lay on the hammock with you and let you feel and touch the grass for as along as you want. Oh and of course watch you crawl around and help you pull up on everything in sight! (It will be very different from what we do everyday, ha!)

Side note: The two pictures below were taken by Laura, an awesome Austin lifestyle photographer. See more fun pictures from the shoot and an interview with yours truly, right here!

Maxwell Dorobek

 

Another side note: I’ll be sharing how I made my chalkboard calendar wall sometime soon-ish!

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After 6 months with my sweet little nugget, I put together a list of things I know you need for baby! Things not to forget about on your baby shower checklist! These might not be the most exciting baby gifts, but they are things that you will use all. of. the. time. with baby! I personally have and use most of these specific items, and they are all things that can easily be overlooked on a baby registry. (I’ve included some affiliate links to specific products I use on Amazon!)

Another fun thing: You can win five of these items today on instagram!

Baby shower checklist {11 things not to forget!}

1. Sound machine: We use the ocean sound like it is nobodies business. Since it is only the 3 of us, I like that he has learned to fall asleep with noise in the background.

2. Swaddle blankets: Essential for when baby is little, and these Aden and Anis ones are perfect for the hot Texas weather. Although we don’t swaddle anymore, we still use these as a light blanket in the crib or car. They are also great to travel with beacuse they are so thin and small.

3. Diapers and wipes: Register for these in all sizes, y’all! These giraffe diapers are extra cute and would make giving diapers even cuter!

4. Bottle brush: Another essential item. I love this one because it stands up! Go ahead and register for 2 of these bad boys!

5. Mirror for car seat: One of my favorite things! I did no register for one, and ended up buying it when Maxwell was about 2 weeks old.

6. Crib waterproof matress pad: Gotta protect that expensive crib matress!

7. Travel changing station: We use this one all. the. time. Airports, public bathroom changing tables, picnic tables, back seat of the car. But, this one folds up and really doesn’t take up much room at all.

8. Infant toys: Maxwell had no toys for the first 2 months of life. I know, what a horrible mom! I just didn’t even think about it! I love this inch warm because each one of it’s parts has a different texture and sound, it’s so cute, colorful, and Maxwell loves it! Oh and don’t forget about Sophie the Giraffe! Something about those skinny legs that baby can grip on to makes this toy the best thing ever.

9. Baby nail clippers:  I’ve heard great things about cotton mits too, we just never actually used them!

10. Detect alcohol in breast milk strips: Because you might want a drink or 2! These things will let you know if you need to pump and dump or if your breast milk is A-ok. They are very simple to use and you can tell in 2 minutes if your milk is good or bad.

11. Breastmilk cooler: Wether your breasfeeding, pumping, or using formula… you need one of these!

Mama’s, anything else I forgot? What items did you forget to add to your registry? Win FIVE of these items today on instagram–> ENTER HERE!

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