Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Attire

Howdy!  When I'm not in class, studying, or being crafty in my apartment, I am working at Bath and Body Works as a part time job.  Starving college student here, as my mom likes to say and extra cash never hurts anybody! Last year I started something during the Christmas shopping season that everyone at work and even the customers loved and looked forward to this year.  Starting Black Friday I wore a massive present bow on my head to make me feel more festive while working.  Now it is famous in my store and people ask me what I'll wear next! So I thought I would show you a few that I have created to date. 
This is what I started with odds and ends that I had collected over several weeks from Hobby Lobby and the Dollar Tree (another amazing store for starving college students)!

For this one I started with a Reindeer headband from the Dollar Tree, sold in a two pack, I love the shorter one form the set but it was in my car so I spruced this one up! All I did was take some satin white ribbon and make a bow, tacked it, and hot glued it to the antlers! Super easy, cheap and it took no time to make it!

Next I wanted to create something with the ornaments I bought at the Dollar Tree because I really thought they would look good together.  This is what I came up with. 
I really like it but haven't worn it yet since its heavy and doesn't shape well to my head, I might just use it around the apartment for decorating.  What I did was use a felt base and a lot of hot glue and glued everything together it cost around $4 and looks really cute!

I fell as if I could have been the focus of a Laura Numeroff book( the famous author of the children's book If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, excellent book I might add)... if you give Maegen a glue gun and Christmas decorations, she will want to decorate everything!  The next thing I tackled was my front door! I went to Walmart and bought some wrapping paper and ribbon and this is what I came up with!

I think I might go get a larger bow since my Dollar Tree one looks very puny!  The last time I put up decorations on my door some drunk guy came by and ripped them all off :( Lets see how long this will last! Once I finish with my door I'll add another picture to show y'all what I have created!  Hope this post gives you some ideas on decorating your home and yourselves for the holidays! Happy Decorating!