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How To Make A DIY Sprinkles Costume (Last Minute!)

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Inside: Here’s how to make an adorable last minute Halloween costume with items from Dollar Tree! This DIY sprinkles costume idea only costs $3!

A few years ago, I got invited to a costume party last minute and I had nothing to wear!

Since I don’t usually get too dressed up for Halloween, I was in desperate need of an easy DIY Halloween costume. I knew I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, so I turned to Pinterest for ideas.

The party theme was Willy Wonka and I decided to go as some kind of candy.

I found a few different ideas I liked and started searching for the materials I would need online. Wouldn’t you know, I found the main item (colored popsicle sticks) at the Dollar Tree.

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Brunette woman wearing sprinkles Halloween costume stands in front of white garage door.

When I thought about the other items I would need, I realized I could get all of them at the Dollar Tree! My whole costume ended up costing $3 from the items I had to buy and the items I already had!

Not only is this last minute Halloween costume super cheap, but it’s also easy and quick to put together! Here’s how I did it:


Various Dollar Tree items including sprinkles, popsicle sticks, and sun glasses on white table.

How To Make This Costume

1. Add a small strip of fabric tape to each colored popsicle stick.

Getting the backing off the tape can be a little tricky, so you’ll want to use long nails or bend the edge back and forth to separate the tape.

2. Place the popsicle sticks on your skirt.

White tulle skirt with rainbow colored popsicle sticks attached hanging on hanger.

Arrange them on the skirt at different angles to look more like sprinkles!

PRO TIP: This step is so much easier if you place them on while you’re wearing the skirt. The way my skirt falls is different when I’m wearing it, so it’s easier to know where to place the popsicle sticks when it’s on.

3. Next, add the popsicle sticks to a white t-shirt.

White t-shirt with rainbow colored popsicle sticks attached laying on white table.

Used the same method as you did on the skirt.

4. Pop the lens out of each side of the sunglasses.

Woman holds pair of black sunglasses with lenses popped out.

5. Glue sprinkles onto the glasses.

Black sunglasses facing down in paper plate of sprinkles.
Woman holds black sunglasses with sprinkles glued on a section.

Add some hot glue to one section of the frame. Pour some sprinkles onto a paper plate and gently push the frame into the sprinkles. Continue this same process until all of the frames are covered in sprinkles.

PRO TIP: Once you put the sprinkles in the glue, DON’T TOUCH THEM! They’ll be hot from the glue and touching them can cause them to crumble and lose their shape.

6. Let your sprinkle glasses dry.

Black lens-less sunglasses on table with rainbow sprinkles glued on.

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Woman blows sprinkles from hands while wearing sprinkles costume for Halloween.
Brunette woman wearing sprinkles Halloween costume looks to the left in front of garage door.
Brunette woman wearing sprinkles costume laughs as sprinkles fall down around her.

That’s it!!! I couldn’t have asked for an easier last minute Halloween costume!

Everyone at the party loved my glasses and I loved that they only cost $3 to make!

Want More?

If you liked this tutorial, check out these other blogger inspired DIY Family Costumes for more ideas!

Your Turn

Have you made any great DIY Halloween costumes? Do you have any questions about this tutorial? Let me know in the comments.

And, If you loved this sprinkles costume idea, please pin it below!

Pinterest graphic with text and woman wearing sprinkles costume.


Friday 12th of October 2018

Adorable, inexpensive and easy to put together ...doesn’t get much better than that - love it!!


Saturday 13th of October 2018

Thank you so much Laura!! You are the sweetest!

Julie Hood

Thursday 11th of October 2018

This is the CUTEST idea!!!!


Friday 12th of October 2018

Thanks so much Julie!

Ashley Ziegler

Wednesday 10th of October 2018

This is so stinkin' cute!!


Thursday 11th of October 2018

Thank you so much Ashley! I had so much fun making it!