October 20, 2009

BOUTIQUE CHIC DIY CHEAP SERIES ~ SKELETON CREW


COST: Under $2/piece
TIME: 15 minutes/piece
DOLLAR STORE CHEAP TO BOUTIQUE CHIC IN A FEW EASY STEPS...

Can you roll paper into a cone? Can you fold an old fashioned newspaper hat? Well, grab your hot glue gun and lets get going...Here's what you need:




  • Glitter skulls (found mine at the Dollar Tree) Can't find glitter skulls? Buy a cheap plastic skull, cover with craft glue, then glitter liberally.
  • Vintage sheet music and/or book pages (I pick up old dictionaries that are falling apart and would otherwise be thrown in the garbage at the end of a garage sale)
  • Craft glue
  • Ultrafine glitter, silver
  • Glue gun
  • Paper cupcake liners
  • Tissue Paper Fringe ~ it's called Festoonery, but you knew that already didn't you, you crafty devil? If you don't have festoonery in your bag o' tricks, follow the easy tutorial below to make your own
First, open up 4-5 cupcake liners. Put a dot of glue in the middle of each paper, then stack.
Glue stack to the bottom of glitter skull to form a sort of Elizabethan Collar
Make a hat using old paper.
Add embellishments like fringe, glitter and velvet ribbon.
Glue hat on to skull. Now, that's one dapper looking dead guy!
Your final step is to fluff and glitter the ruffled collar. It may sound messy, but the best way I've found is to dip my fingertips in the craft glue, then brush lightly over the edges of the ruffles, shaping as I go. Dust with glitter and allow to dry.


The possibilities are endless...


The Piper


The Clown




The Nurse



The Gentleman...
Easy-Peasy Tissue Paper Fringe How-to





Cut and stack four pieces of tissue paper (about 1.5" wide)



Staple together along one entire edge.
Next, using pinking shears, cut fringe.


Crumple, Crinkle, and Flounce the Fringe (It's the latest dance craze!)

HAPPY CRAFTING! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

13 comments:

  1. The skulls are cute but they are creepy too! I do appreciate the tutorial on the fringe and festoonery.
    Holly

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  2. I love these! They're so cute/creepy!

    I'm going to try to use the word 'Festoonery' every day from now on!

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  3. I love it! Ghoulish and inventive and even a little literary!

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  4. I love your style, and these skulls are too perfect!

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  5. You've been rocking the frugal crafts lately! More winners!

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  6. That is so cool! You've got the creative fingers. I like it!

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  7. I'm going to have to find me some of these glitter skulls. Even solo they are perfectly creepy... not sure if my 4 year old will like, but I've been wanting to add a couple of skulls/skeleton items to my Halloween decor. this may be just the thing!

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  8. Wowsers! These make me scream "Happy Halloween" - so great. Thanks for sharing your talents. So didn't know that you were doing Squid Ink pastas too! Excited to see what you do!

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  9. These are so cute and I think even I could do this! I'm so not crafty LOL!!!

    Stopping by from SITS! Have a great day!

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  10. Those are SOOOO cute and they look like so much fun to make! You are so full of great ideas!

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  11. Found this project on Craft-O-Maniac and I'm in LOVE! Seriously so cute and creative! Looks like I need to pick up some festoonery haha! Thank you for sharing!

    =) Breann@www.getcraftlicious.com

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