This baby cactus is the cutest Halloween costume ever! It is super easy to make too. Homemade Halloween costumes are always better than store-bought, in my opinion. You don’t have to spend a lot of time and money on them unless you really want to. This adorable cactus costume was made from felt and yarn with the help of a glue gun.
Sadler was born in Arizona, so I wanted his first Halloween costume to reflect the desert. It also had to be comfortable for an infant, affordable and easy to put together. This post contains affiliate links. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Cactus Costume Supplies
- Green Footed Pajamas
- White Yarn
- Yellow Felt
- Magenta Felt
- Glue Gun
How to Make a Cactus Costume
Begin by cutting 4″ pieces of yarn and lots of them. You’ll need about 50. Tie each piece into a knot. Affix the yarn knots at random all over the footed pajamas with the glue gun. Just a dab on the knot is all you need.
To make the flowers, follow these instructions. I used the glue gun instead of fabric tac. Also, I glued the finished flowers to the footed pajamas, but you could pin them to make them removable. The flowers make adorable brooches.
That’s all there is to it. Quick and cute!
When Christmas came around, I turned the costume into a cactus with lights (that’s how they decorate in AZ) for an ugly sweater party. Just cut out felt pieces for the lights, and string together with yarn. I did it with the hot glue gun too.
Please share your infant cactus costume with me on Instagram if you make one. Everyone needs a baby cactus!
If you like this post, you’ll love my Fleece Crib Sheets Tutorial too! They are an awesome way to keep your baby safe and warm this winter.