“And above all,
watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you,
because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl





Monday, November 1, 2010

November Paper Dress

Dia de los Muertos is on the 2nd of November, and since it is a tradition my family celebrates, I decided on making a dress with a sugar skull image on it.

I also have my paper dress cabinet ready. It was an old corner shelf I bought at a yard sale for 2 dollars...it was a dirty white and had a small divider in the middle of it, which I knocked out with a hammer. The outside was painted hot pink, a coat of turquoise followed, then a coat of dark bronze, I took a steel wool and distressed it. Then a keyhole was added to it.

I drilled a hole in it and fitted in some doweling I'd painted silver.
Silver ribbon wrapped around the end of the dowel then glued to the ceiling keeps it from drooping down with the weight of the dresses.

The inside was "wallpapered" and painted. The chandelier is foam and the mirror is wood appliques painted with acrylics.
There are more paper dresses at Alice and Camillas.
Have a magical night.

25 comments:

  1. Wow awsome, thats susch a nice and cute little cabinet!
    Love your dresses!

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  2. A great dress and what a wonderful cupboard you made to keep them all in. Looks like this was a fun challenge.

    Darla

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  3. WOW...AWESOME AWESOME job :D
    can you come over & do my closets???
    Love your little dresses too :D
    HUGS xxxx ~victoria~

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  4. Hi Marfi ~ You've made a perfect place to safely store all your dresses! Your latest little black dress is so fun with the pretty sparkly 'belt' cinching in the waist. I like the skull with the heart. It's all so creative! Have a great day!

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  5. Yes it is All Hallows Day ( To remember the dead ) today so your dress is perfect for this.

    Wow ! your cabinet is superb !

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  6. Love what you did with the cabinet. I really like the idea of paper dresses too! It's the little girl in me that never grew up, ha!

    Hugs,
    Jacalyn

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  7. I have to admit that this is the most beautiful cabinet of all I've seen. Both inside and out, no detail has been left out. I was surprised to learn the chandelier was made of foam. It is lovely.

    Speaking of lovely, so is this dress with its sugar skull. They are so popular in Mexico at this time of year. And the dress is so festive and sparkly. I love the belt and flower at the waist. Lots of tradition here. And such a lovely dress for any season.

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  8. Every time I want to leave a comment, I have to disable my anti virus software. Has anyone else had this problem?

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  9. Lovely dress for November and your wooden wardrobe is perfect!
    oxo

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  10. ~how sweet is that little cabinet you found...a true treasure to keep all your little dresses in...l♥ve it and your paper dress as well...so cute! warm wishes and brightest blessings~

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  11. Love the dress! How cool to have a storage cabinet for them!

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  12. Hi everyone...I don't understand why there would be a problem leaving a comment...I've not done anything different...any one have any ideas why would this would happen?

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  13. Love love your dress Marfi! The skull is beautiful. And your cabinet is beyond gorgeous. I want a full size one just like it...with the dresses in it! :)

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  14. aww what a superb cabinet, its perfect.... love your weeny dress too...

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  15. absolutely awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!
    cheers, dana

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  16. Oh my goodness! Your cabinet is awesome! I love the shape and what you've done with it...WOW!!

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  17. I love your dress, great theme! I was readingabout this special day on another blog.
    Your cupboard is awesome!! stunning colour and great paint effects, love it!!! Mx

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  18. Great dress and theme! I totally love your cabinet, too!
    Angela

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  19. Love your dress and the cabinet! And what a bargain!! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Oh this dress is SOOOOOOOO gorgeous! You did an absolutely lovely job. Thank you for sharing it with us. Theresa :)

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  21. OMG..that cabinet looks amazing...love the beautiful hues...Really great..!

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  22. Lovely dress, your sugar skull looks great!

    Your cabinet is lovely too - I think it has an oriental feel to it. Your dresses look good altogether hanging in it.

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  23. I love the idea of these little dresses and the little wardrobe you have made for them is beautiful. 'm so tempted to make some now too just for the sake of having something so pretty around.

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  24. The cabinet is magical and your dress is wonderful, I love the trims you've used and the sugar skull!

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  25. Your wardrobe looks fantastic with all those fab dresses hanging inside !

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