Shoe Horn Christmas Ornament

Since my last post, it has come to my attention that getting a shoe horn in a Christmas cracker is not the bizarre isolated incident I thought it was. As it turns  out, half of North America seems to have gotten one. This tells us two things: 1. All the crackers made on this continent must come from the same factory; and 2. Some marketing genius actually got paid to come up with that lame, pathetic idea. As I said before, next year I'll be making my own.

But in the hope of keeping a million useless, outdated objects out of the landfill, I felt it was my duty to find a creative use for the lowly Christmas cracker shoe horn. So here it is:


My picture isn't the best quality, but I think you get the idea. I went down to my craft room and proceeded to find anything I could that looked remotely Christmassy while the glue gun heated up. In the end, I stuck on a little red ribbon and the last of my red fabric flowers (usually used in card-making) with a decorative (read: dollar store) brad stuck through the middle. A bow on top and a little more ribbon strung through for a hanger, and we have what I believe might be the world's first shoe horn Christmas ornament. Will I pull this out of the box next December and wonder what the hell I was thinking? Time will tell!

In other news, it's my favourite day of the year! Today I will put on something sparkly, come up with a few resolutions, and have one last shameless gorge-fest before embarking on a healthier 2012.

Whatever you're doing tonight, may your new year be full of possibility!

Comments

Granny Bob said…
You are amazing!I probably would have just thrown it into the junk basket. I f you go to make them next year give a call,can I come and play too? Happy New Year and 2012 is going to be a great year.
LOL MY husband got nailclippers! My dad got a bottle opener!
I got the giant plastic paper clip in my cracker! Have a wonderful new year's eve!
LaelShine said…
Smart woman! It's looks rather nice too!

What brand did you buy? We bought crappy wal-mart ones and got...crappy items. A plastic frog, a few tops, fake moustaches-which strangely my 13 yr daughter LOVES.

I like the idea of making your own. When you do it, will you share your ideas/instructions?

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