I love presents. I love wrapping presents. So tis the season for me to make bows.
Took 10 strips of the same ribbon, all the same size and glued them into a loop. Then glued each single loop to each other so they made a flower. Found a shiny red button and there you go! Easy christmas bow for a present.
I think I kinda pulled this off well.
Okay, so I kinda cheated on this one. I might have found this flapper dress at a thrift tore for $9 and bought it. Just because I didn’t make the dress doesn’t mean it wasn’t a great costume, though. So that’s where I will stress here that you shouldn’t be afraid of thrift stores. Yes, not every thrift store will have some remarkable find, BUT you never know what you will find when you do go in and snoop around. I found this dress tucked in the back of a rack by some very ’80s dresses that no one was buying. And when I saw the price tag, I also died. I’ve seen dresses like this listed upwards of $100 online that aren’t even as good as this one. (Also, going to thrift stores means you’re being eco-friendly and reusing clothes!! Go Green!)
The best part was I only had to grab some jewelry out of my box, a long black necklace I got at H&M years ago (it’s plastic, nothing fancy) and this great red and black necklace/earring set that my cousin made years ago. Yes, I have tons of jewelry that just sits around, but on the bright side, these came in hand when I needed them most.
For my hair, I did a faux bob, I found awesome directions here: Check it out! Way easier than I ever thought. Plus I got a ton of complements on having short hair, who would have known? I used this lace I found at Joann Fabrics and wrapped it around my faux bob and pinned it into place to work as a headband.
The more you have, the thicker your “headband” will look.
Threw on some black low pumps and there you go! Flapper in a jiff. I even wore this to work, changed on my lunch break before our Halloween party and loved it. I wonder if I could get away with wearing this on a regular day… hmmmm
They never smiled in photos back then, so I didn’t either.
No house is complete without door decor! Had to share this great idea one oft friends had for her door. She cut bats out of black felt and taped them up.
That means they’re good for years to come! And the more the merrier, placing them all over the wall. So fabulous!
Crafting Kitty: Pumpkin fell asleep on the table while making cards.
Opted to make a birthday card with my mom’s craft supplies. She could probably open her own shop with the number of things she has in there. Anyway, the cat – yes, my mom’s BLACK cat is named Pumpkin – helped me make a birthday card. I used the Cricket machine. It’s this thing that cuts out shapes and such from card stock.
Being showed how to use the machine so I don’t break it. I must seem like a klutz or something.
I took some of those paint sample things from Home Depot and decided to use them to cut out some shapes and such, then put them on the side. But when it came time to decide what color paper to put it on, mom had all these shades of blue, but none that I wanted. So sad. So what do you do when that happens? Make your own color, of course.
Making blue paper… cause I can!
Took a sponge and dabbed it in multiple shades of blue, then dabbed the paper until I got the right blue page. Glued on the cut out letters and stars, added another back layer of dark blue, and ta-dah! Birthday card!
The finished product!