The obligatory Halloween post. AND, angel wings- on the cheap.


As you can see, my house was inhabited on Halloween by celestial visitors and people of the feline persuasion.  (There was also an undecorated twelve year old boy around who took great joy in answering the door all night and bossing visitors on the amount of candy they got to have.)

When Trinity told me she wanted to be an angel for Halloween, I thought it was a brilliant idea.  Her Greek goddess costume from a couple years ago would easily double as angel garb and I thought that coming up with wings would be easy.  Because I was delusional.

I am not a crafty girl, not in the slightest, so when it came time to actually make the freaking wings I was clueless.  While I had a few dollars in my pocket, most of the components would need to come from items I had in the house.

This is when my crafty sister came to the rescue and told me to just cut some wings out of poster-board which I could then safety pin to my daughter’s dress.  Simple, yet brilliant.  My sister then suggested that I use glitter on the wings to jazz things up.

I may have laughed out loud.  Glitter is not allowed in my house- not ever.  In fact, the only possible scenario in which I can envision letting the accursed stuff cross my threshold is if it repelled the Undead (which it probably does) and a Zombie Apocalypse occurred.

Instead, INSTEAD, I found some gold tinsel at the Christmas Tree Shoppe (my new favorite place, because it smells like cinnamon and evergreens all.  year.  long.) for a few dollars.

With the help of my trusty glue gun (I know you’re impressed, Gentle Reader, that I have one) I outlined the prettiest angel wings on earth with tinsel and made a halo.

Voila!  For $3.99 (plus tax) and eight minutes of work, you too can have the prettiest angel wings of all time.

Can I get a hallelujah?

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5 Responses to The obligatory Halloween post. AND, angel wings- on the cheap.

  1. Mindy says:


    I AM impressed that you have a glue gun. AND that you know how to use it. 🙂

  2. Kristin says:

    Glitter is the Herpes of Craft supplies 🙂 (I stole that joke from a real comedian) But it is true and my kids for some reason love it!

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