Easy Tin Man Costume + 88 Easy Costume Ideas!

It’s almost October, and that means Halloween is on the horizon!! One of my favorite parts of Halloween is coming up with cute costumes for my kids.  So…I’m excited to tell you that I got together with 80+ blog buddies got together to bring you 80+ DIY Halloween costumes, including my super adorable and Easy Tin Man Costume!

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My little Jack-Jack was going as the Tin Man last year for Halloween, and I searched for quite awhile for a Tin Man costume for him.  I just wasn’t in love with any of the ones that I saw, and didn’t want to pay the price they were asking for them.  So…I decided to make one.  Problem? I’m not a seamstress.  Not a real one, anyway.  I can sew straight lines–give me basic curtains and pillow covers and I’m fine.   I needed something that would be simple, not take too much time, and still be super cute. I came up with this totally adorable and EASY Tin Man costume, and it just might be my favorite.


ruffled burp rags | simply kierste

{DIY easy & adorable ruffled burp rags}

Yesterday I promised that I would post about the Silhouette project I was working on, and I’m excited to share it.  You all know that I’m about simple  details that can totally change the look of a project.  Well, today is a perfect example of that!  I purchased some plain white burp cloths, and wanted to “fancy them up” a little.  Using my Silhouette and sewing machine, and about an hour of time, I ended up with adorable ruffled burp rags!

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{diy burlap stockings with crap i’ve made}

I have forever loved burlap Christmas stockings, and I decided now was the time to do it! Since sewing is not my best talent, lol, I knew exactly where to turn.  Char, from Crap I’ve Made is a supremely talented seamstress, and she very kindly sent me a pattern and fabulous tutorial I could easily follow.  I LOVE LOVE how they turned out.  Simple, understated, and perfect.


Easy Ruffled Flag Tees

I wanted to make a fun tee for my girls to wear on the 4th of July, and I needed it to be quick and simple.  I just had a…

mother's day handprint apron | simplykierste.com

Handprint Aprons {Mother’s Day}

This was first posted a couple of years ago, but I thought it was time to bring it out of the archives for this Mother’s Day!  Anything with handprints is always a favorite for me.  :)


Sometimes it seems like the years past faster than the days do, and capturing little handprints are like freezing a moment in time. When my oldest was small, I made an apron with his handprint on it for my dad for Father’s Day.  I still LOVE seeing his tiny little hand on that apron.  ♥ This year it was grandmas’ turn… I love how these Handprint Aprons turned out!

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Ticking Pillow Ornaments | simplykierste.com

Easy Ticking Pillow Ornaments

I love to make new ornaments to add to my tree each year, so when Waverly asked me to be one of their 12 Bloggers of Christmas and create an…

{sewn coloring books}

Running errands, traveling, and going places with little ones is a part of my life, and many of you can relate to that. I’m always looking for anything that I…

Ballet Bag | simplykierste.com

DIY Ballet Bags

My girls love their new ballet bags, and they’re perfect for taking to their dance class. They’ve even used them other times, like small trips in the car, the library,…

{monogrammed tea towel aprons}

Need another gift idea? You’re going to love this one…it’s fast, easy, inexpensive, and adorable! ….. My super cute and talented friend Stephanie made the most darling tea towel aprons…


To help celebrate my baby boys’ first birthday this past week, I knew I had to make them these super simple, but adorable appliqued onesies. My intention was to sew…

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