There are two kinds of people in this world; people who like tinsel garland, and people who need to start liking tinsel. There are also people who claim they can’t keep it in the house because they don’t want to pull it out of a dog butt come New Years (valid concern), so with that in mind, I’m offering up a few alternative ideas, some of which will keep this sparkly wonder out of harm’s way.
I know you want this.
How about a tinsel purse to wear at your next holiday party? This one cost $1 to make and is the surest conversation starter you will ever keep in your closet.
Not so big on purses? What about a lantern? You need one of these too. It’s a little drag queen (and a lot of awesome). This one also turns into Elmo, but you can keep him sans monster if you prefer.
Or, say, here is an easy one…
Here is something you can use to thicken up any Christmas tree, wreath or garland. Just take long strand of the tinsel garland and cut it into 3″ pieces, and BAM, it’s an ornament! Actually, it’s a tuffet that doubles as an ornament (which is even better).
And how about these babies? Just pop a little tuffet inside a clear ball and hang on the inner branches for extra reflective razzle-dazzle. These also feel very retro astro to me, for some reason. If I had one of those trendy mid-century Mad Men style trees I would try doing this with some vintage bronze toned tinsel. Swingin.’ Far out.
And last but not least, good gift wrap. You can snaz up any old gift wrap with a bit of tinsel. Although, this giftwrap features Aunt Myrtle and looks pretty snazzy already.
Do you have a fun new way to use tinsel garland? Tell me about it!