In Other Words… Stationery, Travel, and All Else that Matters
My obsession with paper goes much further than stationery. How far? So far that I like to make PAPER DRESSES.
Now you may be asking, ‘Where would one wear a paper dress?’ Answer: A THEME PARTY. Duh.
FLASHBACK to my college days…
I attended a theme party where my date and I were going to perform an Urban Dictionary skit. Naturally I needed to dress up like a dictionary. To do this, I simply took the pages out of a dictionary to make the skirt of my dress.
I then kept a few pages as props. Also, a fashion-forward sorority sister also made a bow for my dress as well as a bow hair accessory.
Unfortunately, the days of college when there would be a theme party every weekend are long gone. Trust me though, you can still throw a good old-fashioned theme party post- college.
Take for example this piece of wrapping paper artwork that I created for a post-college Christmas Party.
This dress was simply made by stapling pleats of wrapping paper to desk calendar pages. The desk calendar pages were then stapled together to make a Christmas dress.
As you can see I have a prop little stapler should any wardrobe malfunctions occur. To be truthful, getting into and out of cabs that night was a bit tricky, but still possible.
Once again a bow was created from the paper as a nice accessory.
And my last fun little tid bid. After this Christmas party I posted this fun Facebook picture. No lie, I had a man-piece within the month. This goes to tell you – making paper dresses gets you men. Truth.
I hope that you can see from this post that paper can be used for MUCH more than stationery. I hope that this post also inspires you to go above and beyond when dressing up for theme parties AND maybe inspires you to throw a theme party of your own!