How to make the Cutest Pirate Accessories on a budget | TUTORIAL


 Every year in Australia the Children's book council of Australia celebrate books with Book weekThis years theme is 'Find Your Treasure' and is celebrating between the 18th - 24th August 2018.

Due to this theme many schools have told their students to dress up as only pirates instead of any book theme, so you can imagine the stores have nothing left and last minute parents are getting worried! :D 
Shiver me timbers it's close

But rest assured, I have created a easy tutorial on Pirate accessories that will complete your childs or teachers outfit and be original at the same time.


TUTORIAL DETAILS
Basic Craft skills
Approx cost $10 
Approx time 45 mins - 1 hour

SUPPLIES TO MAKE YOUR PIRATE Accessory set | DIY
+ Glitter foam or coloured cardboard Cardboard in silver and colour of your choice
I used a lilac purple and silver foam, $2 each
+ Metallic paper sheet $1
+ Strong Craft glue $5
+ Feathers $1
+ Thin Elastic $1
+ Scissors
Embroidery Thread/ String (not compulsory, just aesthetics) 
+ Pen
+ Old box/thick card Free
Free pattern template (bottom of page)

HOW TO MAKE A PIRATE Feathered flower hat
Step 1
- Print & cut template (bottom of page)
- Trace on to the back of your foam and cut 2 panels, making sure they are mirrored
Step 2
- On the back of metallic paper (I used an A4 scrapbooking piece in silver) freehand draw a spiral circle as large as you can on the sheet. Then with a darker marker, trace over that spiral with a half circles continuing around.
- Cut out all the way until the centre
Step 3
- Starting from the centre start creating a slight cone and glue going around from the centre creating a flower shape. Let dry. Curl edges backwards a little.
Step 4
- Glue flower onto front panel on the hat
- Glue feathers behind the flower and some small feathers in to the centre
Step 5
- Measure head and mark. Staple at the top and bottom on your marked line.
- Glue end edges together.



HOW TO MAKE A PIRATE SWORD
Step 1
- Print & cut template (bottom of page)
- Trace on to an old thick box, i used a shoebox lid and cut out
Step 2
- With your thick cardboard, trace on to the back of the foam twice, making sure each pattern piece is mirrored. You need 2 for the front and back
Step 3
- Glue one pattern piece to one side of the cardboard and then repeat on the other.
- clamp with pegs or clips
Step 4
- Cut your heart handle out of a different colour and stick on the front and back
Step 5
- With some string or embroidery thread make pattern around the handle. This isn't a necessary step but it's cute detail :)

HOW TO MAKE A PIRATE TELESCOPE LOOKING GLASS
Step 1
- WIth a empty toilet paper roll measure the width the roll to find the length to cut your metallic paper.
Step 2
- Glue your paper around the roll
Step 3
- On the bottom of your cupcake pan draw your cut lines, crossing over each other, as in pic below.
- Cut lines and fold triangles outwards
Step 4
- Place the cupcake pan on to the end of the toilet roll and glue inside the toilet roll

HOW TO MAKE A PIRATE EYE PATCH
Step 1
- Print & cut template (bottom of page)
- Trace the template to the back of your foam and cut 
Step 2
- On the back of your metallic paper, draw your crossbones and cut out
- Glue to the front on your foam
Step 3
- Mark little dots on the back of your foam and cut small holes
- Thread elastic through the holes and tie elastic together in a knot.
Add a striped shirt and jeans or cute tutu like I did and your pirate dress up costume in complete. The great thing about this Pirate accessory tutorial is you can customise it to any colours, it's affordable for a 4 piece set, it's super fun and way over the top, because let's be honest, that's the only way to be!!! 

This DIY can be used for not only Book week but Halloween, creative play and pirate parties, the possibilities are endless :D

Enjoy Book Week, hope no one has to walk the plank!

Now get crafting!

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TEMPLATE

Please print off on A standard A4 size paper for the size in photos above
Right click and 'save as' to print
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