DIY Halloween Costume #1 – Glinda

Halloween Costume Idea #1 - Glinda

Hello World,

From the my last blog post, it has been established that I love Halloween. I love decorating, making delicious treats, and most of all I love dressing up for Halloween. I think I inherited the love of costumes from my mom, as my mom always had awesome DIY costumes every year growing up.

Recently, I was looking through old photos, and realized many of my mom’s costumes would still be great costumes to worn today. She went digging through her costume bins, and found she still had many of the items needed for each costume. My mom, being a good sport has remade and modeled some of best ones, and I’ll be sharing them all up until Halloween.

Halloween Costume Idea #1 - Glinda

To kick off this Halloween costumes series, today I’m first sharing her Glinda costume. (1 Because The Wizard of Oz is still one of my favorite movies. And 2 because the sleeves are just that great.)

The dress she is wearing is actually a bridesmaid dress she wore back in the 80’s. She then tied some glittery pink tulle and ribbon around her waist to add a little more pizzazz, and stuffed her sleeves with tissues to make them even more amazing.

Halloween Costume Idea #1 - Glinda

The petticoat she has under the dress is also from the 80’s wedding, and has so many layers of tulle. To pull off a Glinda costume, I’d highly recommend wearing a cage or petticoat to fill out your dress more.

Halloween Costume Idea #1 - Glinda

She bought her crown at a Halloween costume story for less than $10 a few years ago. For her wand (you can find similar ones at the dollar store), she tied silver and gold curled ribbon to it to dress it up. She used a 1-inch curling for her hair, and wore glittery and pearl accessories to top off her look.

Halloween Costume Idea #1 - Glinda

Happy Costuming!

The Hunt

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Today I went thrifting.

I love the hunt. Every time I enter a consignment/antique/thrift shop I bee-line towards the vintage zippers, buttons, and jewelry. For the last few years, I have been on the search for a sea-shell compact so I can feel like the Little Mermaid. I didn’t find it today, but one of the antique stores was very unique inside. Check it out below:

What do you search for when you go thrifting?

DIY Jewelry Display

Hello World,

Have you seen those darling jewelry stands made with vintage plates at consignment shops or craft fairs, but not wanted to fork over $25-$40 for one? Well, I went thrifting, and found 3 plates and 2 candle sticks for less than $4!

Check out the tutorial below, to make one of your own:

1. Gather your supplies: vintage plates, candle sticks, E6000 or caulk, and spray paint if you don’t like the color of your candle sticks. (Maybe, I bought more plates than I needed, but some of them were only $0.35 each!)

2. Remove any stickers, wash and then dry your candle sticks and plates. Spray paint your candle sticks if you wish, I’m on a gold kick lately.

3. Decide on which plates to use. I used 3 different sizes so my display, with the smallest plate on top.

4. Apply a nice amount of E6000 or caulk to the bottom of your candle stick, and place that baby down on the top of your first plate.

5. Apply E6000 or caulk to the top of that candle stick, and then place your next plate on top of it.

6. Repeat for the last candle stick and plate.

7. Allow to dry overnight and then enjoy!

Happy Crafting!