With Halloween fast approaching I've got a great DIY to share today that's perfect for a little princess! Most little girls love dressing up as a princess and what princess doesn't need a carriage to make her outfit complete? This easy DIY turns an ordinary wagon into a beautiful carriage that you can use for years with any princess costume!
For my daughter Brynlee's first birthday/Halloween I decided to go all out. I just couldn't resist, I mean her birthday is less than a week away from Halloween so she can have awesome costume parties every year and first birthdays are extra special (even if the recipient won’t remember it)!
I also love fairy tales, especially Disney fairy tales so I decided I wanted her to be Cinderella for her first birthday. All the pumpkin decorations would be perfect for a Halloween party and as her mother I was excited to extend the theme to myself and be her Fairy Godmother! I also saw a few pins on Pinterest where people were turning strollers, wheelchairs and wagons into Cinderella carriages for Halloween, so of course I decided to make my own Cinderella carriage for our little princess.
As luck would have it Cory had snagged a perfectly good wagon from the next door neighbors curb (another garbage picking score!) that just needed the handle reattached. So Cory got a piece of wood and fixed the wagon up good as new so I could use it for Brynlee's carriage and not have to touch our family wagon.
Now I just needed all the other supplies. I wanted to use hula hoops because that was what I saw everyone else use that made DIY carriages. Unfortunately hula hoops are impossible to find in the beginning of October. *Note to self: Don’t wait until the last minute to make DIY costumes.* Thankfully Cory came up with the brilliant idea of using Pex pipes or Pex tubing as he called it. The Pex pipes Cory picked up for me also happened to be blue so fit in perfectly with the Cinderella color scheme I was going for.
Cinderella Carriage Supplies:
-Iridescent Tulle Fabric
-2 sets of battery operated string lights
-White plastic tablecloths
-Blankets to cover inside the wagon
-Decorative piece for the top (I used a crown Christmas tree ornament)