We’ve wanted to make a swan costume for Miss M ever since we put together this little Valentine tissue box swan. We followed basically the same idea, just enlarged to fit her. So simple and and so fun! And just in time for this year’s Swan Princess Halloween costume (although I think it will go right into the Christmas season as well).

To make the swan costume you’ll need…


  • cardboard box sized to fit around the child
  • cardboard for wings and swan neck and head
  • card stock paper for the wing feathers
  • glitter cardstock for crown
  • white acrylic craft paint
  • paper or paint for beak and eyes



  1. cut child size hole from top and bottom of cardboard box
  2. cut 4 slits on the top, as per the drawing, for elastic straps to go in and a slit for the swan neck to go into
  3. cut swan head and neck
  4. cut out two ovals for the wings. paint ovals, box and neck and head white. decorate beak and eyes.
  5. cut out paper feathers and glue onto ovals until full
  6. insert swan neck into body. glue if necessary
  7. insert elastic or ribbon for straps. criss cross for a better hold.
  8. add glitter crown to swan head.
  9. you’re ready to play!


October 20, 2017



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    Marta "Nefertari"

    November 3, 2017

    It’s really beautiful!

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    December 25, 2017

    This custom is really beautiful! Is there any way you sell it as is ?
    My niece is 5 yrs old and she loveeeee swans
    Please email me back if that’s possible.

    Thanks in advance. ♥️

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    February 2, 2018

    Hello, my nane is Sofia and i have this DIY blog um Portugal. I really like your kind of projets and i Would like to share it on my blog. It Will have a link for your site. Please let me know if you are not confortable with that. Thank you

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      February 3, 2018

      Oh Thank You Sofia! Thanks for saying hi from Portugal. xo Mer

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    Zara Abdul

    February 17, 2018

    I’m Zara from Lahore Pakistan. My daughter is in pre school . Her class is putting up a little presentation on birds and my daughter is to be a swan. I’ll be making her costume and I’m so clumsy in such things. A search online showed your costume was by far the best! I just wanted to thank you for making my job so much easier with this lovely blog post!
    Lots of love from Lahore,

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      March 5, 2018

      oh yay! send over a pic when you finish. glad to be of help. xo Mer