Wednesday, March 4, 2009

wild west gear - dress ups for little cowboys

Stick-em up! We do a lot of cute crafts for little girls, even though we only have two girls between the three of us. We're always looking for fun stuff for the little guys in our lives, so we couldn't pass up this fun wild west dress up gear!


The perfect disguise. Check out this cool felt mustache!



Using the mustache template from Family Fun, we cut two identical mustaches out of felt. Then we cut a piece of elastic to fit around a child's head (we used one of them for a measuring tool).

We sewed the elastic down to one piece of felt. Then we sewed the two pieces together. We used a sewing machine, but it was a little difficult with the curves. You could try hand stitching it if you're shy on the machine.

The loot. Make a money bag for the big heist!

We loved this easy tutorial for a money bag prop from CraftApple. Fill with rice like she did, or with wadded up newspaper or chocolate coins. Now all you need is a cowboy hat or vest. Let the wild west fun begin!

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22 Responses to “wild west gear - dress ups for little cowboys”

inkOBSESSIONdesigns said...

The cowboy gear is TOO cute!

hellosweetworld said...

Wow, that mustache is too funny!

supermom said...

Our son would have loved this when he was little. He loved to play dress-up.

The Eadle Family said...

TOO CUTE! I only have girls though. lol

Sam said...

OMG! That is so cute! I wonder if my princess little girl would like it!

denise said...

Too cute - I had to post your idea on my blog littleantdesign.blogspot.com hope you don't mind. I think these would make a perfect party favor.

craftapple said...

This is the first $bag I've seen from the tutorial except my own! Yay! It looks great! :o)

The Fancy Yanceys! said...

I'd love to make this for my 2 year old! He loves cowboys because of Max & Ruby the cartoon.

hilltopper said...

how funny, my son is going to LOVE this!

Amy said...

too cute! I am collecting boy ideas for my son when he gets older... not so sure a 2 month old would be too happy with a mustache! Plus it is always a good idea to collect ideas for gift giving!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

ARGH! That is SO. CUTE. Love this and cannot wait to link to it! I also would have loved this when I was a little girl!

Stephanie said...

I love it! Great for Rodeo days in Tucson, AZ

Jen said...

This is so fricking cute. I love your site - added you to my bookmarks.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

That is just hysterical!!! You are the bomb!

Geek+Nerd said...

This is amazing. I love seeing boy-friendly gifts to craft up, especially since I have a gaggle of nephews. Thanks so much!

Le Bec said...

That's adorable!

Marie {Make and Takes} said...

What fun! So cute.

Not just a Mommy! said...

Lovin' the 'staches...so Tom Selleck a la Magnum P.I.! I'm so going to have to share this!

Deborah Way said...

Love it! I'm the editor of that section in FamilyFun magazine, and I love what you did with the project. The bag of loot is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing it!

SkylarKD said...

I'm definitely making this for my daughter - she'd love it!

meisjesmama said...

I made this too! As a gift for a nephew's fifth birtday!

You can see it here: http://meisjesmama.blogspot.com/2009/09/pief-poef-paf-en-uw-broek-zakt-af.html

It's in Dutch but I have a translate-button ;-)

Thanks for the great inspiration!

CraftyMummy said...

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I featured your craft on my blog recently: http://thecraftymummy.com/2011/11/crafts-for-movember/

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