Pinterest inadequacies.

I, like most everyone else in the world, love Pinterest. Not only does it provide me with endless hours of brainless entertainment, it also offers me numerous opportunities to feel entirely inadequate, leaving me wishing for a grander bank account, an enviable talent and an ability to consume any and all baked goods without gaining an ounce of weight.

Please feel free to check it out, in hopes that you, too, might feel just as terrible as the rest of us.

Every now and then, however, I actually venture out of my living room and into the world in search of materials to create whichever craft I have found on pinterest that piques my fancy. Generally, I more or less gather said materials and, without ever reading directions (as that would require effort), I assemble the craft. Being that I have little to no craft know-how, I fail miserably, vow to never post pictures of failed attempts on the blog and throw out the evidence.

Thankfully, I do have one talent. And that is that I rarely remember the awful feeling of failure for more than four to six minutes. Which, conveniently, is just enough time to scout out a new inspirational photo on Pinterest.

So, my friends, this all brings me to my main point. Before I post any pictures, I would like to mention the pictures I won't post. Those are of the failed attempts that preceded. Einstein (I think...) said that insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results. That's roughly how I like to tackle projects. Luckily for me, a friend of mine was over and tried the project once, thoughtfully reflected on what went wrong, and decided to try again but with a variation in the method. Success. I then merely copied her. Thanks, Lexi!

Alright then. Source of inspiration:

Yes. Glitter on the inside, making it possible for my husband to decorate the Christmas tree, manhood intact. No chance of glitter escapees residing on his face ever again.

And mine:

But an ornament isn't an ornament unless it's on a tree, right? Right. I hoped you'd say that.

So there you have it. A Pinterest project come to life. For full instructions, click on the inspiration picture. I recommend reading them prior to rather than after. 

For more Christmas excitement and photography, click on over to the Tolton Center Blog in the next couple of days to see some ridiculously cute kids.

*quotation and inspiration photo via Click for links. Other photos are mine, mine, mine. Photo template via That woman is a genius.
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  1. I have a pinterest board titled "DIY for Dummies" because I suck at creating things...I figure I might as well only pin the super super easy projects :)

    I think your ornament came out well!

  2. I try to only go for the easy ones too but the worst is when I think something will be super easy and then I fail...


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