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5 Minute Shepherds Costume

I had known for a while that #JasperBean would take the role of shepherd in his school’s upcoming nativity. But I had put that piece of information aside thinking I had lots of time to prepare for it. Lo and behold, today was costume deadline day! Cue: *Panic*. I seriously needed to get my sh*t together and find/make something or my poor darling would pull one of his sad faces that he would never let me forget. After rummaging through my crafts corner, I’m happy to share with you our speedy 5 minute shepherds costume.


  • Pillowcase x1
  • Tea Towel x1
  • Twine
  • Shepherd’s cane (optional).

DIY Shepherd’s costume materials

With the pillowcase, ideally one that you have no use for anymore, pick three holes. Two on the side for the arms and one at the top for the head. Iron down the hem with hemming tape/web or if you have time, you can sew it. Depending on the size of your child/pillowcase, you may want to trim it down so that the hem sits around their calf or just above their ankles.

To make the waist and headband, I used some. 3-ply twine that I plaited together to make it thicker.

To finish off the look, add a clean tea towel and optional shepherds crook and voila, I give you shepherd boy!

5 Minute Shepherds Costume

This is a super quick and easy 5 minute shepherds costume for my little one’s nativity play that didn’t cost me an extra penny. Overall, I think the effect is pretty good. Have you got any costume hacks to share? I would love to see them as I’m sure I’m going to be needing lot’s of these in years to come!

Thanks for reading and until next time…

Love, MsMamaBean x


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