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DIY Halloween Costumes

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. Spooky Season! With the temperature dropping and the leaves changing, we can’t help but get a head start on our costumes this year! We’ve gone ahead and compiled some ideas for you to steal for your Halloween soiree.  

To start off, we have our very own Amanda wearing a very stylish red Bandana to complete her artsy look. How bohemian!

Shiver me timbers! A pirate!? Don’t worry, it’s just Amanda wearing her trusty red Bandana for a look fit enough to sail the seven seas (and trick-or-treating). Arrr! 

Need a costume that’s clever AND warm? Ariana has found the solution! Donning our new Throw Blanket and some piggy accessories, she will be the warmest little pig in a blanket handing out candy to trick-or-treaters! 

Want to be a tourist in your own city? Rachel has the right idea! Grab a subway map, a Grocery Tote and a T-shirt with your favorite city and get ready to ask everyone for directions! (Plane ticket not included.)

Got an “old soul”? Time to dress like it! Ariana’s granny look is complete with a Bandana head scarf and her favorite Cotton Clara Embroidery Kit — perfect for when the trick-or-treater rush starts to slow. 

Extra extra! Read all about it! Amanda looks Newsie-chic hauling the neighborhood’s daily papers — as well as all her candy! — in her trusty Natural Hobo Tote. Pair it with a classic Newsie cap and you’re on your way!

Need more inspiration? Check out our Pinterest for more DIY costume ideas! Then check out the rest of our collection to see what else you can incorporate into this year’s costume. Stay spooky! 

Posted on September 29th, 2022 by Maptote

DIY Pom Pom Garland

Needing some holiday cheer and color in your life? Look no farther than this super simple DIY Pom Pom Garland! You’ll need at least 6 different colors of yarn and scissors.

Once you’ve picked your colors, choose one and wrap around 4 fingers 15-20 times.

Cut a piece of yarn in the same color that is about 3-4 inches long.

Tie a knot in the center of your yarn bundle, flip it over and tie another knot.

Cut the yarn on each side of your knots to create your pom pom. Don’t worry if it’s uneven, you can always go back and trim!

Once you’ve created multiple pom poms, tie them onto a long piece of yarn by the longest two pieces of yarn attached to your pom pom. Once done, trim off excess yarn off pom pom and shape them so they are even on all sides.

Now you have a colorful holiday garland! Feel free to decorate as you please, but here are a few suggestions for how to use your new garland:

Decorate a present!

Or, decorate a tree (or in our case, a cactus!)

Have a wonderful and safe Happy Holidays from your friends at Maptote!

Posted on December 13th, 2021 by Maptote

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