Monday, December 8, 2008

Craft Ornament + Paint = Christmas Tree Mishap

You know how you see those adorable crafts in magazines or on some blogs and you think -- wow, that looks easy, I could do that! Well, that's what I thought too. I bought some of those glass craft ornaments a while back and had some acrylic paints on hand. What a great idea -- recycle that paint and make some new original ornaments for the tree! Sounds good, doesn't it! So, I squirted some paint into the ornaments, swirled it around, let them dry. Voila -- a masterpiece!! Initially, I was going to send my creations around the country in an ornament exchange. But, they were taking forever to dry out and I didn't think the others in the exchange would be too keen on receiving ornaments oozing paint! Not to worry, I made little star ornaments out of scrapbook paper [yes, adorable -- but no photos] -- it was a green - recycle exchange. Anyway, I thought my paint masterpieces were surely dry -- it had been days and they didn't seem to be leaking paint anymore - definitely a good sign, or so I thought.

Look -- aren't they so pretty!! :)

I hung one on the tree. Gorgeous -- damn, I'm an artist, I thought! I hung another ornament, stood back to admire its beauty and then . . . it fell and shattered, splattering paint all over the wood floor! YIKES!!! At least it was just acrylic paint and it cleaned right up -- so don't tell the Hub what happened, will you. He already went to bed so he knows nothing about the mishap and great ornament disaster of 2008! It'll be our little secret, ok!?!


Pixel Fairy Princess said...

I love them! Maybe you should do another to send around the country :D
I am SO not crafty and this is sound like a project even I could do with the children! They are beautiful!
Ladybug hugs,

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

They are really pretty Jan!!

I would like to see the stars are getting so crafty....I think the Queen Bee must be wearing off on you!!

Have a great day!


Jodee Leader said...

Those turned out soooo cute! I wish they would have dried so you could have used them for your ornament exchange!

Lisa said...

You are so funny, sounds like something that would happen to me, ha! They are beautiful, if only they would dry! I'm very impressed with your craftiness!! Great job! : )

Kim said...

Wow, those really turned out pretty! To bad they don't dry well.

Doug and Terrye said...

They really are beautiful...but I guess you would have to start making them in June to have them dry in time for Christmas :)

Terrye in FL

Kerry said...

Jan- they are pretty! Actually a really cute idea to do with the girls. I know Grace would love it. A fun idea (add it to my ever growing list). At this rate we will be ready for the holidays some time at the end of January.

I wont tell about the splatter! Thank goodness for hardwood and no carpet there.

Sandy Toes said...

They are so pretty! Okay...I have a favor...if you remember b/c it's only Christmas time..hee hee!

Remind the day before your Mr. Linky Home Tour..I know I will forget:)!!!
Please! If you remember! My mind is mush!!!
-sandy toes

Shari said...

They were so pretty!! If they only would have dried!! Nothing can ever be that simple!! Very cute though!!!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh my gosh, that is hilarious! The ornaments are really neat, but I can totally relate to the mishap...of course one of them fell and shattered. It's always how that works. And of course it involved wiping paint up off the's Murphy's Law! We will keep your little secret!

Jennifer said...

They do look good. It'll be our (and the rest of the world's secret) :)


Bridget said...

You're so funny!!! I love the ornaments they turned out great! I bet your tree looks lovely!

Jennifer said...

I do love them. They are really pretty.


Alyson and Ford said...

Sorry they didn't dry - I wonder why?
I need craft ideas.... please show your star ornaments!

Merry Christmas!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Heather said...

I love these!!! Years ago, I did sets of these in different colors with different ribbons and I thought I was sooooo cool. Then, a full Christmas later...yes, I too had the splat - one full year later that paint was still pooled at the bottom of one (unbeknownst to me until the splat factor!) They are very pretty:)