‘Tis the season… to go crazy.
I am very excited for this post for two very specific reasons:
1. I got a new camera!
Now I don’t have to be embarrassed to post pictures of my projects, because I can actually take some decent pictures.
2. I have been going crazy making ornaments for the past three days.
Now I get to decorate my tree and show them off!
Anyone remember these gems? They’re those silly old plastic ornaments covered in horribly tacky shiny thread of some sort. When I was a kid we put these on our dogwood tree out back, and I seem to remember the squirrels always had a great time playing with them and tearing them apart, leaving only what looked like doll heads of shiny hair on our lawn.
Anyway, I found a bag of 42 of these babies at the thrift store for a mere $1.50.
As if I would give up a deal like that.
I knew that I could make them my own, and I knew I already had ALL of the materials that I would need to do so (super bonus). The materials (fabric, twine, yarn, lace, thick ribbon, and glue gun/sticks) were all previously purchased at the thrift store or the dollar store for different projects (wedding things, advent calendar). I got them all super cheap, I’d say about $5 total. Seriously, when I found out the local thrift store sold craft materials, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. So those of you interested in the math: that’s 42 ornaments for $6.50, or approximately $0.15 each… not too shabby.
Here’s what I came up with:
I know, I know, they’re a little stringy, and definitely not perfect. Looking at this picture now I’m noticing all their flaws of course. At the same time, I must say that I’m quite proud of myself. As annoying as it was to wrap twine and yarn around those plastic balls, as many times as I burnt my fingertips with the hot glue (I don’t think I have fingerprints anymore), I must say it was all worth it, and I can’t wait to decorate my tree tonight!
Have a nice day!
P.S. I am so excited about this camera… look at those pictures!! Ahhh!