Parisian Halloween Witch Hat

Hello! I remembered I had this Halloween Witch Hat post from last year, and it turned out so cute, I thought I would share it again! Enjoy!!

It’s time again for the witches, ghosts and goblins to come out! I don’t decorate much for Halloween anymore, now that the girls are older, but we did when they were little. Planning the costume was always a big deal. Then there were the pumpkins to carve or decorate. I have a couple boxes full of foam pumpkins that have been made into elephants, dragons, Garfield, and our dogs! I even have a light up hedgehog! I will have to show you that one sometime. It’s pretty cool! Even though I don’t do much Halloween decorating, when I saw this cute witch hat over at Madeinaday.com, I knew I wanted to try one too.

I didn’t make mine quite as large as Kim did. I wanted to make one for Lauren, because she collects these little decorative hats to display in her bedroom and I thought this would make a nice addition. Here is the list of the supplies:

Supplies:

  • Floracraft® Make It: Fun® Foam, (2) 3inch discs, (2) 6 inch disc and (2) 17 inch cones
  • 1 sheet of black poster board
  • 2 7/16×36 inch dowels, cut down to around 19 inches each
  • Black & white contrasting fabric, 1/2 yard of each
  • Black fuzzy fabric, 1/2 yard
  • Coordinating ribbon for base
  • 2 flowers
  • Roll of black tulle
  • Hot glue & gun, low temp
  • Black acrylic paint and brush
  • Black aluminum  floral wire 4.6m
  • Scissors

The cones I bought were only 6″ tall, so then I needed less fabric too. I only bought 1/4 of a yard. I used felt in place of the fuzzy fabric too. In other words, there are lots of ways to make this!

I started out by painting the foam disks with the black paint. This gave them time to dry while I worked on the other parts. I also painted the dowel black.

Witch Hat Painted Disks

I traced around a bowl to make my circle (I forgot to buy black poster board, so I just used cardboard, but I did have to cover both sides so the cardboard wouldn’t show). Then I cut the piece of sparkly felt a little bit larger so it could wrap around the edges and be glued down.

Witch Hat Sparkle Felt

Witch Hat Adding Felt Brim

I added another piece on this back side to cover the cardboard.

I cut about 2 inches of the styrofoam off the end of the cone. This gives the wire more room to bend once you add the fabric. Poke the piece of wire down into the cone until it feel secure.

Witch Hat Cone and Wire

Here is the fabric I bought. You could never guess who this was for, right?!

Witch Hat Fabric

I wrapped some around the cone just to see how much I would need, and then cut a piece off the end of the fabric. After I figured out just how I wanted the design to go, I glued it around the cone. See how the tip bends over? Make sure you have enough wire so you can make the tip of the hat floppy!

Witch Hat Fabric Covered Cone

After the fabric was glued to the cone, I glued the sparkly felt brim to the bottom of the come. Now for the decorating and embellishing! Here are a few of the things I found: glittery tulle, a feathery ponytail holder and a pink flower clip and some black and silver ribbon.

Witch Hat Accessories

I don’t have pictures of adding this to the hat, because I couldn’t glue and take pictures at the same time! I first added the tulle in ruffles around the middle, then added the feathers with the flower on top of the feathers. I added the ribbon around the edge of each of the black disks. Once everything was ready, I Poked the dowel through the disks first then the brim of the hat. I had to use a sharp tool to get through the felt. Then I pushed the cone onto the dowel. Once it was far enough on, I put glue on the brim and pushed it up against the cone and let dry.

Here it is!

Witches Hat Display

Witch Hat Close up

Paris Witch Hat Display

I think this came out adorable! I want to try one in more neutral colors too. I would love to see yours if you make one too!

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Corner News-July 30, 2016

Hello everyone!  And welcome to another edition of the corner news.  I hope that you are getting ready to enjoy your weekend and that you have fun things planned for your Saturday and Sunday.

First things first: I found this picture when going through my phone.  Last weekend mom, Haley, and I went to look at model homes for fun.  And in one of the homes, there was this really cool old fashion camera.  It took everything in me to not take it from the house and add it to my decoration collection…but I used self control and left it there like I was supposed to.

Old Time Camera

Next thing.  When mom came over for shopping, she hung up these fabric banners that she had made for me a few weeks ago.  They are pink based fabrics and and there are really cute.  I just…never hung them up.  So, she did and hung them above my closet doors and one of my windows.

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They are super cute and add a lot of style to my room!  Thanks mom for hanging them up for me even though I could’ve done it myself………

Thanks for stopping by!

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I Moved to a New Apartment

Well everyone.  It has been a wonderful two years at my last apartment, but on Monday I moved to a new place.

It was a hard decision, but when I thought I would be moving in with some friends and that fell through, I had to find something else that worked.  So I looked at apartments to live by myself, but I didn’t think that I could afford it on how much I make a month.

So I turned to Craigslist where I found an ad for someone looking for another roommate.  I would have my own room, but share a bathroom with one other roommate.  And after meeting the girls and signing the lease, I moved all of my stuff in on Monday.

And here is what my new room looks like!

Bed and Gallery Wall

Okay, so that’s what my bed and wall looks like.  I put my bed in the corner of the room because I wanted the most room to add my other furniture.  My room is a lot smaller than my last room, so I had to really work to get everything to fit.  One of those things, is all of the artwork that I have.  So, mom told me that I needed to create a gallery wall.

Now, it’s not completely done, but here is what I have so far.

Bed and Gallery Wall 2

Yeah, so I still have a few things left to hang on my wall, like a chalkboard and two mirrors that fit in nicely with my other art.  I might also buy a S to go with the L on the wall.  Who knows?

On the other side of the room is where the rest of my furniture is.  I have this dresser that is filled to the brim with stuff.

Full Dresser

Doesn’t it look familiar?  If not, I’ll leave a link at the end of the post for the original blog post about this dresser.  But, I was finally able to use it and it fits all of the clothes.  Hooray!

I also have my bookshelf that was brought over from the other apartment.  And it is already filled with decor and books.

Bookshelf Decor

And yes, that is an unopened box of Cards Against Humanity on the bottom shelf.  I just need to find some people who would want to play it with me… But yeah, I have I ever mentioned that I like Paris and the Eiffel Tower and pink?  I think you can definitely tell just by looking at my room.

Finally for furniture, I have this TV stand that I had painted blue a few weeks ago when I still thought that I was moving in with my friends, not people on Craigslist.  Well, mom surprised me by painting it black, adding pink and white knobs on the front, and decorative paper on the bottom of the drawer and inside the doors.  Imagine my surprise when I saw that pull up to the new apartment instead of the blue one.

Extra Storage

I also hung my bow board up behind my bedroom door because I am sharing a bathroom and there isn’t space in the bathroom to hang it.  So, it is by my door so that way I can just grab a bow before I head out to work!

Bow Board

And finally the closet… Is it any bigger than the closet at my last apartment?  The answer is yes.  Not much, but yes it is bigger.  I don’t have a walk in closet anymore, but I have a lot more hanging room and storage for my tee shirts and work clothes.  So, I guess that I have a bigger closet?

Closet Space

So, yeah.  That’s my new space.  I really like it.  It makes me really think before I buy something big because I have to think about where I am going to put it.  Since I don’t have as large of a space like my last apartment, I have to be really careful.  But, I like it a lot and I am very grateful for not having to climb so many stairs.

Check out some of my other blogs!

Parisian Room Decor                  dresser 1                  TV Stand Final 1

Lauren’s Apartment                            A New Dresser                           Teen to Adult TV Stand

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Parisian Style Brass Coffee Table From Chairish

Parisian Coffee Table

 

Hello everyone!  I hope you all have had a great week and are ready to take on the weekend.  Maybe it’s time for a change around your houses and you are redecorating, so hopefully this will give you some ideas!
You may remember that we did a post for Chairish showing how we would style an armoire.
It was so much fun to put together and imagine what it could look like! If you don’t remember, click here to read that post.  Well,  we were asked to do another post, so of course we said yes!

This time we worked with a coffee table.  We found this trunk that could function as a coffee table, and we loved it.  It is a brassy color which would work really well when it comes to decorating. This could add some sparkle to your room!

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But what do you put on your coffee table to make it look nice, but also be functional?  I mean, your table could be your centerpiece of your living room, so why not make it look amazing!  One of the first things I do is decide the theme.  And, I love anything Parisian (this is a common known fact on this blog), so I went with a French theme.  I started with this bowl from Bed, Bath, and Beyond.  I love the look of the bowl, and it can be filled with many different things.  I decided that I would put pink and white beads in the bottom of the bowl and silk flowers to add some accents.  Bowls can be filled with whatever you like, so it is up to you! Trays would be a good choice too. Trays can hold lots of things, but keep them contained and looking neat.
The next thing that I went with was some boxes to hold items in.  This can be important when it comes to holding the precious TV remotes and maybe even some coasters.  The boxes that I found are actually jewelry boxes. They have interchangeable bottoms so you can change them with your theme or color scheme. How cool is that! This works perfectly to hold the Fleur de Lis coasters and make sure they don’t all get separated.
And finally, I added an Eiffel Tower statue.  This piece is to help add some height and interest to your decor, but it’s not too tall to get in the way.  I also added a pink candle to make your room smell nice.  This is important because your table will have decorations, but it won’t be too busy and take away from the beauty of the table.

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Here is the style board again just to remind you how beautiful it is!
Just a couple more tips-use odd numbers when displaying things on tables and use varying heights. This add more interest and is pleasing to the eye. But most of all, have fun with it! Keep playing with it until it pleases you. It’s your own design!
 Parisian Coffee Table
I hope you enjoyed reading about my coffee table that I designed.  If you want to check out any of the items that I put on this blog, click on the link by their pictures.  We are so happy to have the opportunity to work with Chairish again! Be sure to check out their website and tell them we said ‘Hello!’
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Paint Plus Decoupage Equals Awesome

Do you ever have something that has been sitting on your porch or in your garage for a while?  Like, you bought it knowing full well that you were going to do something with it, but it’s been a while and you still haven’t done anything with it?

Yep…me too.

Table Before

So I’ve had this table sitting in the backyard since the blog has started (so a year and a half now).  Mom originally had the idea that she was going to use the table.  She painted it white and she was going to use the rope that I used on the nautical board (see it here) to cover the top.

Table During

But then it didn’t work out.  So I took it over and started by painting it with Rustoleum black spray paint.  It covered really nicely, so I am extremely happy.

There are a few crack in the top so I knew that it had be covered.  I bought some really pretty paper from Michaels that I wanted to use to decoupage.  I used modge podge to apply the paper to the table.

Paper

I then used an exacto knife to cut the edges of the paper to make the edges clean.  I had to modge podge the edges again to keep them stuck to the edge.

And here is how it turned out!

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I love how it turned out. The modge podge worked well and I like how the black accents the black writing on the paper.  I can’t wait to add this in my house when I move out of my apartment!

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