Preppin’ For Christmas–Sweet Lolita Ornaments, Top Hats, and Spraypainted Trees

December 11, 2012 | Posted by rissvandal

I spray painted my Christmas tree black this year (#GothicChristmas), and managed to both fail and succeed at the same time. In this picture–FAIL. With the patches of green peeking through, who would’ve known I’d already gone through three cans of black spraypaint, only to have to abort my mission due to an insanely painful hand cramp. Well, we’ll call it a work in progress. Three more cans next year and that should just about do it, I suppose…

Although in this picture, sans flash, with the lights turned low, it appears to be a success. Well, lighting is overrated, so that’s good enough for me.

I got this tree a few years back, when I was a poor grad student (insert sad violin music) and at the time I decided to make all of my ornaments, basically out of cardboard, lace, craft paper, and cutouts from Victorian Trading Company catalogs. I’m living the high life now (-_-) and can buy my own ornaments, but I kinda like my handmade ones more than the store-bought.

As for Christmas presents, I’ve got just a few more to buy, but I’m just about finished with the handmade ones. Here’s a look at some of the tiny doll jewelry I made for my friend’s Monster High dolls.

Well, I hope ya’ll are having a lovely December. Any of you adorning your house with gothy or unconventional Christmas decorations this year?

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