This super cute DIY Needle and Thread Halloween Boxtume is an easy, affordable and unique last minute costume idea.
Author: Chrystal Johnson
Amazon Smile Boxes
Chunky white yarnor your favorite color
Kraft paper tapeyou could also use clear packing tape if that's all you have on hand
Clear tacky glue
Stapler and staples
Start by taking your Amazon Prime box and rolling it tightly to create a round shape.
Allow the box to uncoil a bit, then measure the box around your child (or whoever you're making the costume for). You want to make the shape of a thread spool, which is a simple cylinder.
Trim the cardboard with your scissors as needed. Use the Kraft paper tape to seal all of the cracks and holes to make your cylinder smooth.
I used a second smaller box to brace the inside of the tube.
Now have your child try on the costume, and measure out enough of the yarn to create suspenders to hold the costume on. I used staples to adhere them. Once you're happy with that, staple one end of the yarn to the box, leaving a couple inches from the edge. Tie a knot in the yarn so it stays in place (trim the tail and use a bit of glue to keep it from unraveling).
Wrap the chunky yarn around the box as if it were the thread. Take your time and do it neatly. Every few rows, I recommend using the clear craft glue to adhere the yarn to the box. It'll help you keep a neater appearance as your wind the yarn.
Glue and staple the other end of the yarn to the box.
Now you need to create your needle. I used an old fly swatter. Just remove the swatting part from the metal. Shape the metal like a needle, tie a couple feet of yarn to the end and you're all set!
Now you have a simple DIY Halloween costume that you made in about an hour - for a very reasonable price.
Print the recipe again: DIY Needle and Thread Halloween Costume https://www.happy-mothering.com/diy-amazon-boxtume/