Thursday, October 14, 2010

Free and Really Cute Costumes

Even though we really don’t celebrate Halloween in our family {or this country}, I couldn’t miss a chance to share an amazing costume idea I saw during Portugal’s dress up time earlier this year. All the different kindergartens dress up for the Carnaval parade in our town. I guess you could call these costumes Telephone Book Mary Poppins?


They had skirts, scarves, hats, canes and umbrellas all made from telephone book pages! It was amazing! {Except for the fact that they couldn’t sit down!}



I think they made the skirts and boy jackets from rolled pages attached to another then to a skinny piece of fabric covered with paper rosettes tied around their waist or neck. The rosettes look like circles cut with pinking sheets and folded in some fashion—I’d have to play around with it {sorry I wasn’t brave enough back then to try to ask in Portuguese how they made their outfits!}.


So, another idea for book pages {in addition to the amazing book page wreaths I’ve seen in blogland—here’s a new one I just saw} or a way to use up those old phone books! I’d love to see if you try it!

PS: I saw a some great ideas for incorporating the Truth into October 31st at 1+1+1=1!

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  1. so cute! and i absolutely LOVE the wreath in your link! so much that i reposted it to my blog today!!

  2. Funniest and sweetest costumes I've ever seen!!

  3. okay I think those are the cutest things ever! if you have time come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @



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