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Article: A little Halloween DIY EleStyle - The Sugar Plum Fairy


A little Halloween DIY EleStyle - The Sugar Plum Fairy

The Sugar Plum Fairy

With Halloween around the corner, my little girl June has been especially eager to get into "character".  Since we went a little overboard building her Princess Ariel costume from scratch last year, I opted for something simpler this year.  Feeling inspired by our newly launched Ballerina dresses, we immediately thought of dressing them up to be characters from the Nutcracker (one of June's favorite shows that she has seen):

The Sugar Plum Fairy, Mouse Princess, and The Spring Fairy!  For the next two days, we will show you how to quickly put together the perfect and fun outfit for your littles for Halloween! 

P.S. Can you guess which one June is going to be this year?!  We will be giving away one Ballerina dress to one randomly drawn comment on social media with the correct guess! Answer will be revealed on Halloween!

We hope you'll give some of these simple ideas a try!  Be sure to tag us #EleHalloween and #EleDIY so we can join in on your fun!

The Sugar Plum Fairy

Regal Lace Crown

lace trim in your preferred width
• scissors
• fabric stiffener
• paint brush
• acrylic or spray paint
• decorative materials (glitter, rhinestones, feathers, etc)
• glue gun

Step 1: Determine how big you want the crown to be. The lace will need to be overlapped and glued together, so add about 1 inch to your desired length.

Step 2: Once you cut the lace trim to the desired length, paint on a layer of fabric stiffener with a paintbrush. To avoid filling in the lace holes, dab them with the paintbrush. (Wash the paintbrush immediately to avoid it stiffening together.)

Step 3 (optional): You may paint or spray paint the stiffened lace with your choice of color.

Step 4: Overlap the ends of the lace, matching the pattern, and glue them together.

Step 5 (optional): Glue on decorations of your choice such as rhinestones or feathers to complete the look.  Have fun with it!

Magic Fairy Wand (used for all the characters)

• a thin wooden dowel or stick, cut to desired length
• paper or felt
• scissors
• thin ribbon
• glue gun
• decorative materials (rhinestones, glitter, lace, etc)
• if desired, print out our template here to use a pattern

Step 1: Cut 2 pieces of your desired "wand" shape out of paper or felt.

Step 2: Cut a few strips of ribbon 8-12” long.

Step 3: Using a glue gun, glue stick and ribbon down the center of one of the wand fabric pieces you have cut out.  Then glue down the matching piece on the other side, with the stick and ribbon in between the two cut outs.

Step 4: Decorate your wand with rhinestones or other materials.  Enjoy!


Please Note: For fairy wings, we recommend buying a pair from the store, or if you feel inspired, our prop wings are made out of cardboard and iridescent cellophane. 


More Costume Ideas:

The Mouse Princess



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