So are you ready for the holidays? Because they are here! While I am busy this week preparing for Thanksgiving and enjoying all things Fall, I have also recently started to do some crafting for Christmas. I do not want to wait until after Thanksgiving to start, so I am sharing some of my crafts with you all a little early.
As you know if you have been around here for a while, my mom and I like to craft together on the weekends. In preparation for this year's Dollar Store Christmas Crafts series, I picked up some items from the dollar store.
Dollar Store Supplies
I had not noticed in prior years all the Styrofoam that is available there and was pleased to see so many options. I also picked up this cute vase.
And a few ornaments, like this one.
So we will start with the styrofoam. With just a little glitter paint, I painted the cone.
And while I had the gold paint out, I painted the vase too! I did not worry about being neat because I wanted it to have a rustic and whimsical look.
I also painted the rim.
While the vase paint was drying, I attached the ornament to the painted cone styrofoam with some wire and then attached the ball with a toothpick.
I painted the ball for the head and used some markers for the face.
Then I added some lace to cover the wires and added a pipe cleaner for a halo and voila - dollar store angel!
She came out so cute that she made me smile.
Oh and the vase? I added some dollar store gold flowers.
These are going to look so nice on my buffet this Christmas!
Supplies needed for Dollar Store Angel
1 Styrofoam ball
gold paint & brush
Supplies needed for Dollar Store Vase
dollar store vase
gold paint & brush
dollar store flowers
You can find my other Dollar store Christmas crafts below:
I will be sharing some of my other crafts (including more dollar store crafts) in the weeks to come. Have you started any holiday crafting yet?