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Blueberry Cluster Costume

This cute costume is a combination of simple materials and a little sewing, perfect for a child of any age.

Materials and Tools:

blue sweatshirt and pants
safety pins
blue balloons
green felt
brown pipe cleaners
brown elastic or brown ribbon
empty tissue paper roll
hot glue gun
scissors
pencil

Steps:

1. Cut out four or five double-thick green felt grapevine leaves and a green felt circle about six inches in diameter. Top-stitch two leaves together with brown thread and sew some veining if desired. Repeat for the remaining leaves.

2. Make the stem by covering the tissue paper roll with brown felt and hot-glue it to the green felt circle.

3. Glue the leaves to the felt circle as desired and add some curly brown pipe cleaners as the final touch (wrap them around a pencil to curl them). Hand-sew the elastic or ribbons to the bottom to keep the hat on.

4. Blow up the balloons and carefully pin them to the front and back of the sweatshirt.

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