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!
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
1 skein of yellow yarn
Elastic hair bands
Chenille bees (available in craft stores or make pipe cleaner bees!)
Silk flowers with leaves
1. Cut yarn into 50 three-foot strands; divide into 5 bundles. Have child put on yellow turtleneck.
2. Part hair into 5 ponytails as shown above; secure each with an elastic band.
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.
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!
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