Creeping Vine Costume

Sometimes, kids don’t want to be their favorite superhero or cartoon character for Halloween. Sometimes, they want something completely unique. Like this Creeping Vine Costume. It might not be as exciting as being a Disney Princess for Halloween, but if your child dresses up like Ivy this year, chances are they’ll be the only one. Which is halfway towards winning the annual Halloween costume contest. And the fact that this costume takes only 15 minutes to pull together is a bonus!

I created this costume as part of Craft Lightning week. This week, along with my friends Angie from The Country Chic Cottage, and Jen from 100 Directions, as well as our crafty friends around the internet, we’re sharing fast and fun Halloween crafts. And I’m sharing 15 minute or less costumes all week long! Make sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to check out their projects, and be sure to check out my costumes from earlier this week – the mushroom costume and toga costume.

Simple Creeping Vine Costume To make this costume you’ll need:
The “trellis” which is created from a wood-cut from American Crafts that I found in the scrapbook aisle
Ivy (the garland-style ivy that’s a little fuller) – BUY TWO
Green Ribbon
Green shirt

supplies for creeping vine costume

I tied the ribbon to the top of the wood-cut.

tie on ribbon

This was hung over my son’s head, while wearing the green shirt. If you look closely, you can see it is an inside-out Christmas shirt.

hang from neck

Using a little more ribbon, I loosely tied one garland to each of his ankles.

tie to ankles

Then loosely wove it up into the wood-cut.

lace vine through


make a creeping vine costume This costume isn’t very expensive or complicated… but is sure to get a lot of comments on Halloween. And it is easy enough to adjust it for an adult to wear as well.

Oh… and check out these other fun and fast Halloween crafts:

Glow in the Dark Monster Eyes from Beth Watson:


Tikkido shows you how to make these gum paste pumpkins:


These easy Halloween candies were whipped up by Albion Gould:


Mrs. Greene used paper straws to make a fun Halloween necklace!


Learn how Try-it Like-it made these Pumpkin Shake-ups


Jennifer Priest shows you how easy it is to make your own Halloween window clings.


These Halloween treat jars were created by Happiness is Homemade.



Tried & True made these Halloween pins in just 15 minutes!


If you love to doodle, you’ll have fun with these spooky face Halloween Treats from 100 Directions:


And the creepy crawlies are less than 15 minutes away with these fun door decor spiders from The Country Chic Cottage:


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