I’m not big on dressing for the holidays. Unless it’s an ugly Christmas sweater with a cat on it, in which case, I am down.
This last weekend, sadly, my kitty sweater was at the cleaners. I needed to dress up my usual uniform (black jersey and big earrings) with something festive. Something fun. Something cheap.
Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to present my $1 Tinsel Purse:
This was so easy. I mean, crazy easy. If you can work a hot glue gun, you can make this in under five minutes.
This all started with a brown satin purse that matched a bridesmaid dress from a couple of years ago. It’s actually a pretty nice purse but I don’t have much call for brown ballgowns (unless you count that time I walked to 7-11 to buy a frozen pizza wearing my bridesmaid dress and flip-flops….but even then I needed a bigger purse to hold my wallet, phone and beef jerky. I know right? Conundrum.)
If you don’t have a bridesmaid purse laying around you could raid your closet or pick one up at the thrift store for a buck. Even the dollar store has cheapo evening purses. The dollar store is where I found this tinsel garland, and they also sell beaded garland too. If your purse did not have a handle it would be easy to substitute for an over-sized bracelet of beaded garland, or heck, why not use a real bracelet? Doesn’t everyone have a tacky beaded bracelet from their Aunt Thelma? I have three! No offense, Aunt Thelma.
Good for Christmas and New Years shindigs galore. Party down!