Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Make Your own Western Vests - It's a Western Cowboy Party

Every Cowboy needs a vest to look authentic.  These vests are super cute, inexpensive and fun to make.  It is a great activity for the kids and can be included in their loot to take home.

Materials Needed:

  • Large brown paper bags - lawn/leaf bags work if you can't find carrier bags.
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Embellishments (optional) - yarn, beads, stickers, glitter, aluminum foil, western themed stamps, etc.
  • Glue (optional) - only necessary if using embellishments
  • Imagination


  1. Cut off any handles on your bag.
  2. Cut a straight line directly up the middle of the front of your bag starting at the open end.  
  3. When you reach the bottom of the bag, cut out a round circle for the head.
  4. Cut out an arm hole on each side of the bag.
  5. Decorate your vest using markers and embellishments

Optional: You can cut 1 inch strips all along the bottom for a fringed look.

Once the vests are complete, provide each cowboy with a bandana and they are ready to take on the west!  Yee haw Cowboy!

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