Just kidding, it's not really that important! lol But I do want you to go grab these if you think this is kind of cool like I do. Ok, last night I went to Target just to look at what's new and to grab my prescriptions. The Holiday stuff is soooo great this year! I could have bought and bought, had I any money! But I was "good" and only spent $8...not counting the Rolos that I started eating while I was still in the store. OK...Here is what I found.
If you follow my blog you might know that I love vintage Christmas corsages. And when I saw these bows I immediately knew what I wanted to do with them. They're $4.00 per pack, and they're about the size of your fist.
This is a bad pic. Sorry! But here are a few of my old corsages. Ultra tacky right? I don't wear them! lol I love to tuck them around the house when I decorate. On a mirror, a wreath, a shelf, or even at the top of a small tree, there are so many ways to use them!
So on the left is a vintage corsage with an old pine cone. And on the table is a pine cone that I found when I took the dogs for a walk today.
Paint just the tips white and then roll it in glitter.
Choose a tacky focal point!
I kept the "peel-off square" on the back, and attached a few inches of twisted wired chenille.
Some of you might be saying "Erica, we aren't obsessed with tacky vintage x-mas things like you are, and therefore we don't have a big stash of vintage supplies to pull from"!
I thought of that! so here's what I did...
I made one using all NEW stuff! The tinsel is from Michael's, and even the balls are new. They aren't even glass, they're plastic! So you for sure do not need vintage supplies to make
" Vintage Inspired Christmas Corsages".
But I will tell you, I've been stashing things away for far too long. And it feels good to finally use them for what I intended to in the first place! There's no point in just keeping things tucked away in a box. I'm learning to let them go! lol
So here's another one.
And another. I think this is my favorite!
OK- I hope I've inspired you make SOMETHING, even if it's not a vintage x-mas corsage!
It' been snowing here all evening! So I've been working away at my craft table and listening to Christmas music.
Meanwhile, over on my bed...