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Coolest Homemade Peanut Butter and Jelly Costume

I came up with the idea of a Peanut Butter and Jelly costume so that my daughter and son would be a good match. For the basic shape of the costume, I purchased an old soda can costume sewing pattern from eBay. More importantly, I looked at the various brands of PB and J in the store, to see which would be most recognizable and most easily re-produced freehand.

The actual Jif label came with me to the fabric store so the colors could be matched exactly. I created the word Jif by making patterns of the letters with pieces of cardboard, traced onto the white fabric. The fine writing below the label I used fabric paint and did freehand. The lip of the jar I used ribbon that had the fine ridges.

As for the jelly, I simplified and incorporated a few different models of the Welch’s jelly labels. The fine writing under the Welch’s is purple fabric paint. The grapes were my favorite. I went to the quilting section of the store and bought three different shades of purple in the pre-cut squares. One was splotchy, one glittery and one solid, to try to give the illusion that the grapes were damp with dew. I also used 3 similar, but different household objects to trace the shape of the grapes. I used a quarter, the end of a child’s toy, etc. The edge of the jar cover was a smooth purple ribbon. I had also brought the Welch’s label with me, so that I could copy the colors exactly.

The costumes truly had a timeless appeal to everyone, and were so much fun, as they were something everyone could relate to.



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10 thoughts on “Coolest Homemade Peanut Butter and Jelly Costume”

  1. Thanks. Very cute. This gives me some ideas and a start on the Peanut “Budder” and Jelly costumes I have to make for my daughter and our dog “Bud.” They are going to be in a costume contest for kids and their pets at Petco. I just have to figure out how to make a mini jif costume for our dog (who, of course, is peanut butter colored).

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  2. i want to be peanut butter for Halloween but i don’t know how much it will cost! could you write me back on here and tell me thank you.

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