Sunday, December 18, 2011

Yeesh!

Do you ever see something beautiful online and think you could make something like it yourself at home? This weekend, I was trolling the internet for Christmas craft ideas to do with the kids and I came across these beautiful painted papier mache ornaments:


Gorgeous, no? And really, how hard could they be to make from scratch?!

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the 2011 winner of the Holiday Decorating Innovation Award:


Psychedelic Glitter-Turds!

What's even more embarrassing is that I did 90% of the work on these horrendous things! At least if the kids had done them independently we could all ooh and ahh about how special they are. Firstborn lost interest after the first gooey layer of papier mache. RB loved every messy step, but in more of an I'm-going-to-dip-my-hands-in-paint-then-run-around-the-house-flapping-them kind of way. And the catch-22 is that because they did do that 10%, I'm going to have to display them proudly on the tree until January 1st!

I'm thinking I'll stick to baking with my kids from now on...

7 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yeah, those are usually the fatal words, aren't they? "How hard could it be?"

Granny Bob said...

We have all been there, or at least I have,but just think about the stories that this project will bring back in 20 years. I personally like yours better as they have character, and sparkle dust.Keep making memories with those boys, it is a special time!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Baking is a good thing! Merry Christmas my friend!

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Excellent efforts all round! Now you see - I wouldn't even embark on a project like that so I'm really impressed with you for trying.

(So, you gonna complete that online order now for some pretty balls?! LOL)

fancythatfancythis.com said...

I don't have a creative bone in my body. I feel your pain my friend!

Happy Monday...

Linda said...

My goodness, you have my admiration for just taking on this project! I'm sure you all had fun though. :)

Jane said...

I admire your honesty :) Projects always look much easier than they turn out to be - Martha Stewart makes it look so easy!!