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!?!