Friday, October 28, 2011

Practically Perfect in Every Way Tutorial

I am having a very great day! We are having our first cold front of the year.  It's sunny and 60 with a cool breeze-weather perfection. I went to the library to pick up a new book by one of my favorite authors: Falling Together: A Novel by Marisa De los Santos. When I got home, there was a package of containing 6 cans of Krylon spray paint that I won from the CSI Project!  Then I worked on some accessories for my daughter's Halloween Costume without a single fail! 
Can you guess who's she is going to be?
Ugly Purse from Goodwill. (.50)

I started w/ a plain umbrella and some tin foil. ($2)

 I shaped the foil into parrot head.
 Using my paper mache skills that I learned making my Death Star Pinata, I covered the bird head.  I covered the umbrella w/ a garbage bag to protect it, b/c I am a messy crafter.
After it dried, I painted it to look like a parrot head.  It's not perfect, but I kind of love and it will be dark right? I will probably go spray some sealer on it.

To make her hat, I pulled a hat out of the dress-up box and attached small Christmas bulbs and daisy's. To make the edges wonky, I wet it down and used clothespins to fold it up until it dried.

Here's a hint:
I'm linking up here.




I stole the shirt from my Mom's closet and made the tie and sash out of red satin.
I know that Mary usually wears a coat when she goes out, but my Mary lives in Texas and she would melt.

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18 comments:

  1. 6 cans of spray paint? Awesome! Costume assessories look GREAT!

    And how did I miss that Marisa De los Santos had a new book out??? Can't wait to see what you think!

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  2. These are great - I really love the parrot umbrella. Would love for you to link this to my Craftastic party:)

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  3. Love the parrot idea, I thought it was a turkey at first until reading your post! Love your clever display, where did you get the idea for the parrot?

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  4. I love the idea of your parrot Umbrella!& I Mary Poppins~

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  5. oh my! it's completely perfect and so darling! Love the creativity of creating the umbrella handle! thanks for linking up to Mom it monday! I've share it on my FB page too!

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  6. Love it, great costume. You did an amazing job!

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  7. That is going to be a fantastic costume! My daughter and I are reading that right now. I love Mary Poppins.

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  8. That is absolutely perfect! Thanks so much for linking it up today!

    Jenny

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  9. AWESOME! I'm so impressed with the umbrella!

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  10. Wow, this is amazing! I especially love the umbrella, great job!

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  11. I am sooo in love with the umbrella.. and what a clever way to make the handle into a parrot face! You rock!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

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  12. Hey Girl! This got most clicked link on Wickedly Crafty Saturdays!
    http://wiccanmakesometoo.blogspot.com/2011/11/wickedly-crafty-saturdays-110511.html

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  13. Love love love it!!
    You did such a great job :)

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  14. I love this costume. So creative. I would love for you to link it up to Masquerade Ball costume contest. It ends tomorrow. Hope to see you there.

    http://bit.ly/TMrFhG
    Adrienne
    www.freetimefrolics.com

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  15. Cute! You did a great job! I hope you will link this up to The CSI Project starting tonight. The challenge is DIY Halloween Costumes. You just might win!!!!

    www.thecsiproject.com

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