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Fairy Wings

I finally got to work on my Halloween costume today! I’m going as an Autumnal hippie fairy and today I made my wings. I love them and just have to show them off ­čÖé

They’re made from clothes hangers (not the kind you buy but the kind that skirts hang off in some stores), hose, silk flowers, and a LOT of hot glue (I burned my fingers twice, OUCH!).

Anyway, here’s some in-progress shots:

collage

And here are my finished wings!

Fairy Wings

Now I’ve just got to crochet my belt and practice applying my glittery eye makeup, I might just have everything ready by Halloween!

DIY Mixed Media Bottle

Ever seen something on Pinterest and said to yourself “that looks easy, I could totally do that!” I do that a lot actually but I seldom actually do it. Seriously, you should see my craft board or my two sewing boards, crochet board, knitting board, tatting board, mixed media board…. you get the idea. Anyway, I really should do more with all this inspiration so I chose a simple project that would allow me to try two of my pins out. It’s a paper covered bottle that uses, simply, scrapbook paper and mod podge. There wasn’t actually directions (the link took me to a defunct blog, sadly) but it wasn’t hard to figure out and I love the results! The other┬ápin I used for this one was a┬áhomemade mod podge recipe which I’m not 100% sure about, the recipe is 1 part white glue (I used Elmer’s school glue) and 1 part water, it works great as an adhesive and I think it will help protect the bottle as long as I’m not too rough with it but it doesn’t really look like something that’s been mod podged. Maybe if I’d tried the glossy version which adds 1 Tbs. clear varnish, but I didn’t have any varnish on hand. Still, I love my bottle and will probably make several more. I┬ámight as well, I have tons of scrap paper and the bottle is just an empty and cleaned sparkling water bottle so this is a really cheap project with lots of potential for different looking bottles.

bottle

I chose these colors because they’ll work great for an “eclectic” birthday party I’m throwing for a dear family member in December, I think this will be part of the centerpiece, it’ll look great with the mini Bundt cakes and the African baskets.

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