Halloween Beehive Costume DIY

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Photo by Nute Nicholson. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living Special Issue Halloween. Copyright © 2015.

Could this DIY Beehive Costume be any cuter? This costume will definitely create a buzz as an adorable, bustling hive of bees. Silk flowers, twigs, and of course, bees, all find a sweet home atop a nest of hair made longer with twisted yarn. I love all this yarn-y and flower goodness!

Beehive costume how to

Photo by Nute Nicholson. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living Special Issue Halloween. Copyright © 2015.

I’m starting to get back into the swing of things after my move to Denver, and even in the midst of this book launch craze! I have lots of new content coming your way. Still, I can’t believe how quickly this Halloween has snuck up on me. Luckily, as part of my relationship with Martha Stewart, each month I have the opportunity to share a fave DIY pick from the magazine.  I fell in love with this simple, no muss beehive costume instantly. I thought you would love it too!

DIY Beehive Costume

Materials
1 skein of yellow yarn
Yellow turtleneck
Elastic hair bands
Bobby pins
Chenille bees (available in craft stores or make pipe cleaner bees!)
Silk flowers with leaves
Twigs

bee hive costume how to

Photo by Manuel Rodriguez. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living Special Issue Halloween. Copyright © 2015.

1. Cut yarn into 50 three-foot strands; divide into 5 bundles.  Have child put on yellow turtleneck.

bee hive costume how to

Photo by Manuel Rodriguez. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living Special Issue Halloween. Copyright © 2015.

2. Part hair into 5 ponytails as shown above; secure each with an elastic band.

bee hive costume how to

Photo by Manuel Rodriguez. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living Special Issue Halloween. Copyright © 2015.

3. Use another elastic band to secure middle of a yarn bundle to base of each ponytail. Take half a ponytail and half the yarn in each hand.  Twist the hair and yarn in your right hand together a few times in a clockwise direction; repeat with the left hand.  Wrap the twisted pairings around each other in the opposite direction until you come to the end of the yarn; secure end with elastic band. Repeat with remaining pony tails.

bee hive costume how to

Photo by Manuel Rodriguez. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living Special Issue Halloween. Copyright © 2015.

4. Once all ponytails have been combined with yarn, coil each, securing with bobby pins. Tuck ends inside. Use bobby pins to attach bees, silk flowers and twigs, as desired.

For more great Halloween ideas from costumes to food to decor, be sure to pick up a copy of Martha Stewart’s  Halloween Special Issue.  If you make the beehive costume, be sure to tag me on Instagram so I can see what you’ve made!

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  2. Adorable! Can’t wait for my little one’s hair to grow and do this. Happy braiding!

    • I know! I wish my hair was long enough to do this! xo Anne

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