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Violet Costume

If you can cut and glue felt, you can make this adorable flower. The top four petals attach to a headband, the bottom two to a ribbon that ties under your sweet blossom's chin. Bonus: The "leaves" are safety-pinned to the dress (translation: removable), so it can be worn again. Synergy alert: This pretty posy's name just happens to be Violet.

violet kid halloween costume


Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2017


  • Scissors
  • Felt in light and dark purple, and green (Pictured: Rainbow Classic Felt craft felt, 72", in Bright Lilac for petals, $7.50 per yd.; and craft felt cut, 36" by 36", in Violet Sky for petal designs, $8.50, Michael’s felt, in Olive Green for leaves, $7 per yd., and Bright Green for leaves’ veins, $8 per yd.,
  • Fabric glue
  • Ribbon about 2 feet (Pictured: Celebrate It 360° satin double-faced ribbon, 5/8", in Lavender, $4 for 10 yd.,
  • Headband (Pictured: Toogoo Hair Hoop headband, $2 for 2,
  • Purple top (Primary The Peasant top, in Grape, $20,
  • Safety pins or gaffers' tape


  1. Make headband: Use templates to cut 6 light-purple petals (2 large, 2 medium, 2 small) and four dark-purple designs out of felt. Glue designs onto 4 smaller petals. Glue ribbon onto top third of headband, letting it trail down sides. Wrap tabs of 2 large petals around middle of headband, then glue to back of petal. Repeat with medium petals, attaching one on each side. Wrap 2 small petals' tabs around trailing ribbon, one on each side. Glue tabs to back of petal; secure by gluing top edge of small petals to back of medium petals.
    violet costume headband
  2. Make leaves: Use template to cut 3 light-green leaves and dark-green veins out of felt. Glue veins onto leaves and attach to neck of top, either permanently with fabric glue or temporarily with safety pins or gaffers’ tape.
    violet costume shirt

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