A Bee and Her Keeper {Dog and Owner Halloween Costumes}

Me and 80+ blog buddies got together to bring you 80+ DIY Halloween costumes, including my Bee and Bee Keeper costumes! I’m teaming up with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes to bring y’all tons of easy ideas to craft up DIY Halloween costumes for everyone including your pets, family costumes, and even a trunk or treat idea!

Remember that time I decided to throw all dignity out the window and willingly humiliate myself on the internet? Oh…that time is actually now. I actually had a lot of fun putting these costumes together and parading around my yard with  Macy {in August, mind you}. I have no shame.

I present to you, A Bee and Her Keeper.

Dog and Owner Bee and Bee Keeper Halloween costumesWe have a ton of kids that live on our street. Every year for Halloween, we sit on our front porch and pass out candy. Macy cannot handle being left out of the fun, so we put her in costume and take her out with us. The kids get such a big kick out of this friendly little dog dressed up like they are. It is always so much fun! This year, I decided to kick it up a notch and join in on the fun myself. These costumes are seriously easy to make, and could be translated into family costumes with a few tweaks. 

Dog bee costumeFor little miss grump’s costumes {seriously…look at that face}, I bought a yellow t-shirt {she is 10 lbs and I got a 12 month size shirt}, a roll of black duct tape, a sheet of glittery white fabric, black pipe cleaners, and a baby headband. 

bee costume 1To begin, I taped black stripes onto the body of the t-shirt. You will want to make sure the shirt is a bit loose because the tape will take some of the stretch away. 

bee costume 2Next, I traced a wing shape on the back of the glitter fabric and cut out two. I found this fabric near the individual sheets of felt at the craft store. I hot glued each wing to one of the black stripes. For her antennae, I just twisted fuzzy black pipe cleaners to an infant headband and curled the ends. 

Dog bumble bee costume Isn’t she a cutie? 

My bee keeper costume was even easier to put together. I wore a white painter’s jumpsuit paired with some boots I already had. The painter suits only come in a men’s XL {from what I found at least}. I simply rolled up the leg and arm cuffs to fit my 5’3 self. The crotch of the suit comes down to my knees, and it’s not exactly figure flattering…. but it works. :) 

Dog and owner Halloween costumesFor the bee keeper hat and veil, I found a wide brimmed straw hat, a can of white spray paint and a yard of white mesh fabric. I did a quick coat of white spray paint on both sides of the hat. When it was dry, I hot glued the mesh fabric around the underside edge of the hat. Easy as that! 


Along with my Dog and Owner costumes, I’m sharing 88+ more really awesome handmade costume ideas from talented bloggers everywhere!


101+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

And now it’s time to share the other 80+ really awesome handmade costume ideas with y’all!

88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

1. Handmade Baby Hamburger Costume

2. DIY Baby Game Boy Costume

3. DIY Minecraft Steve Costume

4. Football Brothers Halloween Costumes with DIY Pads and Onesie

5. Star Trek Halloween Costume for Kids

6. A Bee and Her Keeper

7. No Sew Magician Costume

8. Flint Lockwood Costume

9. Pinocchio

10. Marty McFly

11. Princess Wedding Dress Costume

12. Handmade Lalaloopsy Doll Costume

13. Homemade Toothless Costume

14. DIY Mermaid For Less Than $20 (No-Sew Option)

15. Easy Tinker Bell Costume

16. Mario and Luigi Go Kart Costumes

17. Dog The Bounty Hunter and Beth

18. Family Monsters University Costumes

19. Scooby Doo family costumes

20. DIY Storm Cloud Costume


88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

21. Cheap and Easy DIY Spider Costume

22. Easy Tin Man Costume

23. No Sew Bee Costume

24. Planet Halloween Costumes

25. DIY Cheshire Cat Costume

26. DIY Instagram Board

27. Elsa crown

28. Dog Collar Ruffles

29. DIY Pineapple Baby Costume

30. DIY Lego Movie Costume

31. Weeping Angel Costume

32. Disney Planes Costume: Dipper

33. Easy Pirate Costume

34. Easy Costume Idea – Renaissance Girl

35. 10 Minute Homemade Jellyfish Costume

36. DIY Cat Costume

37. Lucy And Ricky Costumes

38. Easy Frozen Costumes

39. Easy Greek Goddess Costume

40. DIY Family Willy Wonka Costumes

101+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

41. DIY No Sew Maleficent Costume

42. No Sew Pineapple Halloween Costume

43. Graveyard Bean Bag Toss: Trunk or Treat Car Costume

44. DIY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Costumes

45. DIY Raccoon Costume with Printable Mask

46. Easy WildStyle Lego Movie Costume

47. Simple Hello Kitty Costume

48. No Sew Minnie Mouse Costume

49. DIY Inspector Gadget and Penny Costumes

50. DIY Frozen Elsa Dress Baby Edition

51. Fairy Princess Dog Costume

52. DIY Hashtag Halloween Costume

53. Toddler or Baby Egg Costume

54. Easy No Sew Olaf Costume

55. DIY Baymax Costume

56. DIY Tooth Fairy Costume

57. Baby Short Stack Pancake Costume

58. Elephant and Piggie Halloween Costumes

59. Instagram Halloween Costume

60. Peter Pan & Mr. Smee Halloween Costume



88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at ReallyAwesomeCostumes.com

61. Wildstyle Costume from the Lego Movie
62. Fred and Wilma Couples Costume

63. Viking Family Costumes

64. DIY Cruella de Vil Costume for a child

65. Disney Frozen Olaf Halloween Treat Bucket

66. How to Make a Minecraft Steve Head

67. DIY Harry Potter Costume

68. DIY Duck Dynasty Costumes

69. No Sew Cupcake Baker Halloween Costume

70. DIY Skunk Mask

71. Ghostbusters Proton Pack DIY

72. Frozen Anna Costume Tutorial

73. Candy Corn Costume

74. Paw Patrol Halloween Costume

75. No Sew Toothless Dragon Costume

76. DIY Robot Costume

77. Wonder Woman Costume

78. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Costume

79. Thrifted Gentleman Spy DIY Halloween Costume

80. DIY Boy Garden Gnome Costume

81. Group Costume: Bob Ross, Happy Tree, & Squirrel

82. DIY Blues Brothers Costumes

83. Snow White Costume

84. Peacock Princess Costume

85. Scarecrow Costume

86. Easy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Costume

87. Handmade Teddy Bear Costume

88. Princess Elsa and the Spy Kid

89. DIY Baby Koala costume
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Fall Porch 2014


Seriously, though. This gorgeous weather just puts me in the best mood. I totally wore boots and plaid yesterday…even though the thermometer climbed up to 85 degrees {a.k.a Summer for many of you}. But the days are starting and ending in the 60’s…and you just can’t argue with that! Fall is HERE!

A couple of years ago, we were in Estes Park about this time to celebrate our anniversary. I wore my cute boots and scarf to dinner.The host at the restaurant said “You’re not from here are you?”. No, sir…I’m not. But I’m carpe diem-ing the heck out of this sub-90 degree weather, thankyouverymuch! 

Festive Fall Porch

My excitement for the season bubbled over onto my front porch. It looks like Fall exploded at my door. It’s fabulous. If you’re feeling grouchy, you can’t stay that way for too long at our house since you have to pass through our own mini-pumpkin patch to come and go. Pumpkins are the universal symbol for HAPPINESS! 

Festive Fall Porch

I’m still using the book table that made its debut when the porch was decorated for Spring. It’s the perfect little pumpkin perch. I kinda love these croton plants. It’s even better in an apple basket. 

Festive Fall Porch

My mums are looking a bit sad, but now that things are cooling off they’ll bloom and perk up soon! Mini pumpkins and gourds cannot be left out of your fall decor. 

Festive Fall Porch

The last couple of years I have almost gone without the leaf garland, but it just doesn’t seem like Fall without it. We won’t see actual Fall foliage until January here, so these faux leaves will hold me over until then. In case you missed the tutorial for my fun Fall wreath yesterday, you can find it here

Festive Fall Porch

I’ve had that large chalkboard hanging on the porch for a year now {although, it decided to fall off the other day}. I still love it just as much! I really enjoy changing it out with the seasons or events. Our pizza delivery guy didn’t quite get it though. He slowly read my summer chalkboard aloud to me and said “Hm. Must be some kinda Summer thing”. That would be correct, sir. 

Festive Fall Porch

Do you go crazy for Fall at your house, too? What’s your favorite part?

You’re not going to want to miss Friday’s post where I willingly humiliate myself on the internet. It’s gonna be fun, y’all! :)

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Hootie-Hoo! {Fun Fall Wreath}

Happy first official day of Fall! We even got a teeny cool front in honor of the day! It’s glorious! :)

I’m slowly, but surely getting my Fall decor up. I’m normally done by now, but things have been crazier and busier than usual here. I did have time to make a new wreath. Getting my craft on is a bit therapeutic for me. It was nice to check out for a bit and do something just for fun! 

Hootie-Hoo! {Fun Fall Wreath}

I decided to try the pool noodle wreath form that I have seen a few places. My local dollar store still had them in stock. All I had to do to create the wreath form was stick both ends together with a good amount of duct tape. 

Make a wreath form with a dollar store pool noodle and duct tape


I found this really cute black and white upholstery trim at Hob Lob and decided to use that to wrap the wreath form. I bought the remainder of the spool which was about 12 1/2 yards and used almost all of it. 

Hootie-Hoo! {Fun Fall Wreath}

I used a few straight pins to secure the end of the trim to the wreath. Then I just wrapped it tightly around the form until I completed the circle. I used straight pins again to secure the other end to the back of the wreath. 

Hootie-Hoo! {Fun Fall Wreath}

Then it was time to decorate the wreath! I cut a bunch of leaf shapes out of different colored sheets of felt. I layered them onto one side of the wreath and attached them with hot glue. 

Hootie-Hoo! {Fun Fall Wreath}

The final step was to find something cute to sit at the bottom of the leaves. I think this adorable wooden owl does the trick! This little cutie came from Michael’s and he’s hanging on by the world’s largest glob of hot glue. 

Hootie-Hoo! {Fun Fall Wreath}


Are you ready for FALL? I am! Bring on the cool weather! 

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