Halloween is right around the corner and I have the boys costumes ready to go! I picked out Popeye and Swee' Pea costumes but decided they needed a little extra touch...spinach cans! These spinach cans were super easy and cheap to make. I know my spinach looks more like wavy green beans, but I wanted a dimensional look that was fast to create :-) I added 'crinkle' to the baby's can to it was more interesting to play with. Check out my tutorial below and look out for a Halloween costume giveaway within the next day or two!
- 1 piece of gray felt
- 1 piece of dark green felt
- 1 piece of light green felt (or your choice of color for the label)
- 1 empty plastic disposable wipe bag
- handful of poly fill
- elastic (optional)
I cut a 6 1/2 piece of elastic to wrap around Cole's hand. This was mainly for taking photos so I wouldn't have to keep propping it up. Feel free to omit elastic.
First hand embroidery 'Spinach' on the label. I did this fairly quick because I wanted this to look more hand written than perfect lettering.
Pin the label on to the main part of the can and stitch. I used a decorative stitch.
Fold can in half with right sides together.
Straight stitch side.
Take 1 gray circle and use a couple pins to attach to edge.
Using a straight stitch on your sewing machine slowly sew circle to the main part of can to make the bottom of the can. Felt stretches nicely so you can stretch some as you go if you need to.
Turn wrong side out. Bottom of can is finished!
Cut ends of your disposable diaper wipe bag to make the 'crinkle' for the inside of the can. Lay the ends on your handful of poly fil.
Roll up and stuff into can.
Take another small piece of the wipe bag and fold up to put in the center of the 2 gray circles.
Pin together and stitch around edge.
Sew your completed lid to the inside of the can.
Next you need to cut 6 strips of dark green felt into stripes for the spinach.
Sew a few stitches in the middle of each strip to secure them to the circle Sew them on going in different directions, leaving the edges clear.
Hand stitch the Spinach circle to the inside of the can. I left 1/4 inch from the top.
Then it's time to give to your Swee' Pea and see what he thinks...
He may like it so much he tries to run off with it ;-)
And just one teaser photo until I post my costume review....