Instead of looking around for crowns for my Halloween costume this year, I thought I would just make my own out of lace & glitter. I’ll be celebrating Halloween in Las Vegas this year so I’m actually recycling my costume from last year and adding a crown to the Disco Queen look. I wanted to share the project, because you can customize it to fit your own costume, or create something really cute for the kids.
Here’s how it’s done…
Dip Dye Instructions:
- Pour powdered dye into a plastic tub.
- Add 1 cup of sea salt.
- Add 4 cups of boiling water.
- Fill the remainder of the tub with hot tap water (leaving the tub ¾ full).
- Squirt some laundry detergent into the dye mixture, stirring well with a stir stick.
- Hang garment on a hanger with clips.
- Once garment is secured evenly, dip into the dye ensuring to constantly stir the garment and dye.
- Leave garment in the dye for 10 minutes at desire depth.
- If you want to create an Ombre effect, drop garment one section lower after the 10 minute mark, leaving the garment in the dye for an extra 5 minutes. Drop the garment to a third or final level, allowing the dye to soak in, remove the garment promptly.
- Rinse garment CAREFULLY in a large area until water runs clear.
- Wash garment by hand in sections, working from the top to the bottom of the garment.
- Hang to dry.
Every so often I feel inspired to make something new, in my typical fashion – by just winging it. I wanted to create summer bracelets by braiding fresh floral & striped fabrics. I also loved the look of sailor knots; I used decorative rope, to create a dressed-up nautical look. Here’s how they turned out…
I recently hosted a party that was adorned with a moustache & lip theme. I added little motifs and kept a black, white, and red colour scheme. The food was simple with a combination of sweet & savory snacks for everyone. A big hit at the party were the different shaped moustache and sparkle lip dowels. I set-up a photo area for all the guests to take pictures throughout the night. Everyone was more than willing to ham-it-up for the camera.
See the recipe for the fig & walnut crostini with goat cheese – HERE.
The moustache & sparkle lip dowels were simply cut out from coloured foam sheets.
I used a glue gun to attach the dowels; click HERE for a printable template to create your own.