Oogie Boogie-Make Your Own Life Size

Sorry, there has been almost two months since I posted. It has been crazy at work and sports at home so no time lately to work on posts. I still have been working on projects and now that I am getting some more time to post you should see some cool things coming soon ūüôā I had a lot of fun making this life-size¬†Oogie Boogie. ¬†It’s another piece to my nightmare before Christmas Halloween props. I made this one so you can wear it as a costume. I think one of these years I will wear it and give out treats to the kids in the neighbourhood. ¬†My plan is to make our front porch into Oogie Boogies lair black light and all! ¬†It’s a slow process to work piece by piece.

Make your own Life size Ooogie Boogie

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  1. Burlap-I bought burlap sacks from Cal Ranch
  2. Wire
  3. Foam
  4. black fabric
  5. black marker
  6. needle and thread
  7. sewing machine
  8. Play bugs
  9. Black yarn
  10. PVC pipe 3/4
  11. 2 45 degrees 3/4 PVC pieces
  12. 2 90 degrees 3/4 PVC pieces
  13. 2 screw 3/4 PVC pieces
  14. 2-floor pipe holders these were the metal ones 3/4
  15. 3 X pieces 3/4 PVC
  16. 2 10ft pieces of PVC pipe you may not use all of it depending on how tall you make him.I bought a bunch of 2 ft pieces because of my small car

Making Oogie Boogies Head

The first thing you will need to do is get a piece of burlap I took a burlap bag turned it inside out and started towards the bottom middle. ¬†I mapped out where I wanted his mouth and eyes to go by pinching the burlap and eyeing where it would look good. Once I had it all mapped out I took some wire and covered it with black fabric and sewed around it.I think it would be best to use foam and push it through the foam. Make sure you fold the wire at the end you don’t want it poking you.

Now you can hand sew in the wire foam piece where you want it. I did separate pieces for the mouth top and bottom. Also, for both of the eyebrows.

Once your pieces are all in you can color the mouth and eyes in with a marker or if you really want it black you could put some black fabric in it and sew it in.  Keep in mind if you want to wear it as a costume you would want to leave room to breathe.

I also added wire covered with foam to the inside of the mask so it kept its shape.

The last thing I did was cut out the head and shape it. I had to add a little bit to the end of the head where it’s more tail like. ¬†I put it on my head and cut and tucked where needed.

 

Making Oogie Boogies Chest and Arms

The next step I did was the chest and arms piece. I took a burlap sack cut out the head hole and measured against my body where the arms should go. I don’t use patterns so it’s all my guesswork and comparing the pieces against one another.

Next, I took another burlap sack and decided how long the arms should go comparing the arm ends to the armholes. If you have never used a pattern before its helpful to see how armholes and arms are cut out.

I folded the head hole down and sew it. You do not want any raw burlap edges it falls apart easy and is itchy. I had to remove my clothes and wash them after sewing it all. It’s best to wear levis when working with burlap. I found this out the hard way ūüôā I also cut down the back of the neck to the middle-ish area of the back. I added velcro to make it easier to wear and also dress the PVC skeleton.

Last I added the arms and sewed the sides shut. *When sewing the arms shut I left holes and sew the edges so I had access for my hands to come out. You will only want to do this part if you want to maybe wear it for a costume. If you dont and wear it you are like a child trying to grab things with gloves on ūüôā

Oogie Boogie Legs and belly

On this part take the bottom edge of your chest piece and compare it to the top part of your leg pieces so it’s consistent¬†from top to bottom. I made sure the feet cutouts were big enough so I can wear my shoes. I had to cut this out in 4 pieces using the burlap sacks. ¬†If you are using just burlap you can probably do this in 2 pieces depending on how wide the burlap is.

Once you have it all cut out, sew the sides shut.

Leave holes in the bottom of the feet sewing the edges so it doesn’t fall apart. This is so you can slide the PVC pipe through it.

Optional-you can add on a black piece with bugs coming out. This is easier to do now then waiting for the chest piece to be added. You can also line the inside if you plan on wearing it. I lined the chest and some of the face so it wasn’t so itchy.

Now you will want to add the chest piece to the bottom piece sewing it all together.

Finishing Touches to Oogie Boogie

Now you will want to add the finishing touches. I hand sewn around the edges with black yarn doubled on the needle. With burlap, you have to do it double because it will pull through it if not.

Oogie Boogie PVC Body and Base

Base

I took an old table and cut out a square piece with my circular saw. I added a piece of wood to the one end so it makes it a lifted platform. You can easily create this same platform by taking a sq piece of wood and adding wood underneath to lift it.  Make sure your piece is large enough so his legs can stick to the bottom.

Spray paint or paint base let dry.

PVC Skeleton

You can build the PVC skeleton from the base up. Just leave enough room between the legs for the PVC pieces.  Set the pipe floor holders down first I would wait to attach them until you have the body all set where you want. Next, add the screw in PVC piece. Then 2ft pieces next then the 90-degree angle piece. Now you will want to figure the spacing between the legs leaving room for the x piece. once you have cut the middle piece and attache to the X you can do the body piece which I did another 2ft piece. Added another x piece and added the chest pieces 45 Degree angle pieces and another 2 ft piece for each arm. now you can add on the neck piece and the last x piece.

Once you have it all set and space where you want you can attach the floor flanges to the base. Then assemble it from there. You will want to add the costume/prop piece on before you attach the hips and body. I would also put the arm in the costume before you attach it to the 45-degree angle piece.

The last thing you will want to do is add the head to the body I made it as sperate pieces so that it was easier to put on. I added safety pins to help hold it in place.

Finished Oogie Boogie

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Make A Cheap Burlap Runner From an Old Coffee Burlap Bag

Cheap Burlap coffee bag table runner 3

So this seriously was the cheapest project I have done. So we have a local Cal Ranch store in our area that sells lots of different farm/home diy type stuff. I found a while ago they sell old coffee burlap bags for a few dollars each.I bought a few a while back to make some things with them just not sure at the time what to make with them. So when I needed to up my spring decor it was the perfect time to make a burlap runner.

I found some online at¬†amazon¬†if you don’t have any local Cal Ranch stores that sell them.

This post contains affiliate links see my disclosure for more details.

Making Your Cheap Burlap Runner from Old Coffee Burlap bag

Step One

Take the old coffee bag and cut off the back or front side depending on if you want the logo or not ūüôā Try to cut it as straight as you can It will help for the later steps.

Note: when cutting try and keep it on the table if you get burlap on your clothes the fibers are tricky and before you know it you are itching like crazy.

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Step Two

Now that you have the back piece cut out you will want to fold it and cut it in half.  You will want to fold it so its smaller width wise. I held it tight and cut it down the side.

Cheap Burlap coffee bag table runner 4

Step Three

Sew the two end pieces togeather so it makes a long runner. I have seen short table runners becoming more and more popular so if you want can just use one for a short burlap table runner.

Just sew around the whole thing to keep it from falling apart.

Burlap runner coffee bag 5

Step Four

Cut and even it out to make it straight as possible.

Step Five

Sew around the edge to keep it from fraying a lot.

Burlap runner coffee bag 6

Step Six

Iron it down so it’s flat.You will also¬†have to iron down the seam where you sewed it togeather. Burlap doesn’t¬†like to stay flat so ironing it flat will help so it doesn’t¬†pop up.

Now Add The Burlap Runner to your table.

I seriously think I made this in 15 mins. Now that I have my table all put togeather I love it. I hope you do too!


 

How To Wear A blanket Scarf

Here are 10 ¬†ways on how to wear a blanket scarf. Don’t mind the pictures ahh I don’t¬†model ūüôā This was a cold day too so my husband froze¬†with socks only taking the pics lol.

For a DIY on how to make your own check out my post!

I figured where I did a post on how to create your own scarf you should have different ways to wear it right! Doing this post has helped me wear it different ways too! I hope this inspires you to find fun and creative ways to wear your scarf too. I hope you were able to create your own from my other post.

How To Wear Your Blanket Scarf

 

Below are the descriptions of the pictures above.From left to right. Top to bottom

From left to right. Top to bottom

  1. Put the scarf in front of you cross in the back and move the sides in front of you.
  2. Hang it around your neck
  3. Drape it across your elbows like a shawl
  4. Hang it around your neck and cross the one side in front of you and on your shoulder
  5. Wrap it in a circle around your neck tucking in the ends
  6. Put the middle of the scarf on your head and wrap the rest in a circle around your neck
  7. put the scarf in front of you allowing the middle to hang down a little longer. Take the extra and wrap the rest around your neck tucking it in
  8. Take the scarf around your neck fan it out over your shoulder allowing extra in the back and the ends in the front. Add a belt around it to secure it.
  9. Tie it put it on like an infinity scarf doing two circles around your neck
  10. tie it and put it on your neck

I hope you like this post it’s nice to have more than one option to wear a blanket scarf. This scarf is so big you could use it as a thin blanket. Think cold office, cold theater, etc.

DIY: Easy Blanket Scarf

I really wanted a nice soft big blanket scarf and had seen nicer blanket scarfs run from $45 plus ouch! a little out of my budget. For those that can afford it the cute colored plaid is always gone first:( I decided it shouldn’t¬†be too hard to create my own.¬†So I went to Jo-Ann’s bought fabric and here is the result!

Items Needed

  • 2 1/2 Yards of cute plaid fabric¬†(they are currently out of this style online I’ve attached a link for another cute one same brand) the fabric is call perfectly plaid Fabric-Acrylic Gray Red Blue Black¬†Plaid blanket scarf fabric
  • Thread to match. With plaid you can choose different¬†colors of thread. This one I could have done blue, red, gray, yellow or black. I chose red where there was more red and it popped more.
  • Something to help fray the edges I used a safety¬†pin. I think the safety pin worked well with this fabric to loosen the thread.frayed plaid blanket scarf

Steps

Step 1

So the first thing is to make sure it doesn’t fray¬†past a few inches or what you prefer. ¬†I sewed in 1 inch from the edge it might look cute frayed 1.5-2 inches in too. ¬†You don’t have to sew it but it will continue to fray¬†if you don’t sew it.

I sewed a straight line you could do it zigzagged if you want too. 

Step 2

Now you will want to start fraying the edges. This can take a little bit of time to do but looks so nice when you are done. It took me two hours to fray it. If you can get a good string it can go fast. The safety pin helped me get the pieces out that were more stuck ūüôā

Step 3

Wear it!

Now you are done! Easy and it looks nice too!

DIY blanket scarf

Check out my post on 10 ways to wear it here.

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