Matisse's Paper Cut-Outs Costume

Henri Matisse was the original cutting and decoupage master-- honor him this halloween with a wearable canvas inspired by his iconic jewel colored paper cut-outs.  This makes a perfect last minute costume for procrastinators--especially if you have a white T-shirt dress on hand!

What You'll Need 

Pink Felt, Red Felt, Blue Felt, Green Felt, Yellow Felt & Orange Felt 
White T-shirt Dress (or plain T, onesie etc. ) 
Fabric Scissors 
Fast Dry Tacky Glue 

Research the classic Matisse shapes and sketch out free form stencils on sheets of card stock. 

Cut out stencils and use as pattern pieces to trace and cut out felt shapes. 

Iron your T-Shirt well before arranging felt shapes and securing in place with fast-dry tacky glue. 
Line the inside of the dress with scrap paper before glueing to avoid glue seeping through both layers of fabric.

Use your felt scraps to make a coordinating headband or clip to style your hair! 

The supplies for this costume ran under five dollars! Share your own budget costume ideas in the comments below! 


  1. So pretty! I would wear it all year long!

  2. How cute and how lovely do you look with this cute little dress on :) Great DIY! :) x

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