Friday, December 26, 2014

$10 Angel Costume in 30 Minutes {Plus Travel/Shopping Time}

Twas the night before the performance and all through the house not a piece of the costume was ready, not even the robe! {the best I could come up with} This being a teacher thing is pretty crazy busy with holiday performances and special meetings for parents that I almost forgot my own child's Christmas performance at her day school! My daughter was assigned to be an angel and I had nothing. I was on my way home the evening before her performance and I figured that Dollar Tree might be able to help, hopefully they at least had some gold tinsel left that I could hot glue to the bottom of an old dress. But, I found some even better finds!

Now, this "recipe" for an angel costume will only work around the holidays but I think that's probably when you'd really need an angel costume...maybe. Anyway, I'm sure you could find the "ingredients" for the costume from online retailers or thrift stores during other times of the year. Also, the title is a little misleading because it was less than $10 but, just go with it for me. :)

Here's what you need:
(2) table runners
(4 pkgs) Gold tinsel
(1 pkg) Gold "rope" tinsel
(1) Gold tinsel wreath
(1) fairy wings

Materials you probably already have:
hot glue gun and glue sticks
sewing machine or permanent fabric adhesive
1 foot of elastic


The table runners were cream colored. I would've preferred white but last minute beggars can't be choosers, right? I got two and sewed them together in the middle to form a hole at the top for the head to go through. You can leave the sides open and let it drape or sew up the bottom part of the sides to leave the arm holes. You can also use some permanent fabric adhesive if you don't want to sew or don't have a machine.

I picked up 4 packages of gold tinsel and a pair of fairy wings and hot glued the tinsel on both the front and back of each wing segment. They were so sparkly and beautiful! The gold tinsel wreath I stumbled upon on a different aisle away from all the Christmas decorations. It looked like a small wreath or candle ring but it had a plastic base with a hole and I knew I could tie some elastic to it to make a halo. And, the gold "rope" tinsel I used to tie around her waist. You could also wrap it around her chest and back like a Grecian look but I wasn't that talented.

And, this is what you get for about $10 in about 30 minutes!


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