I’m not going to pretend that I am a crafty person. I’m not into scrap-booking, I can’t draw or paint and, due to incidents in my past that involved serious physical abuse of my sewing machine and excessive profanity, my husband has banned me from sewing anything other than straights lines.
It isn’t that previous crafting attempts have all been disastrous (besides the sewing incident). In fact, as I walk around the house I see a few things that I have “crafted” that I am rather proud of. So it’s not a total lack of ability, it’s more like a lack of passion. Normally, it’s that I would rather be doing something else but, suddenly in the past week, I have found myself becoming a crafting maniac. I have been creating so much in the evenings after the chllins are in bed, that I have actually been forgetting to go to bed.
What has spurned this intense urge to create you ask? Well, a variety of factors including a mild Pintrest addiction (I say mild because I legitimately don’t go on there everyday but I do luuuuurve it), one of my kids’ birthdays falling on a holiday this year (my son is turning 3 on Easter and all those gorgeous pastel colour combinations are so cute), my children’s general excitement about Easter this year (it’s totally the consumer, chocolate eating kind of excitement, we aren’t religious so don’t get offended thinking my kids get giddy about Jesus on the cross, they are just products of genius marketing and a consuming western culture), and finally my guilt about returning to work next month (why I feel guilty about going back to work 2 days per week while they stay home with the most amazing Nanny ever, I do not know) have all combined to make me a Look What I Can Do monster.
And because I am just egocentric enough to believe you all care about everything I do, I am going to make you look at pictures of my pure creative genius and then you are all going to oooooh and aaaaahhhh over
that shit my masterpieces in the comments section. Seriously, I have a fragile ego so make it convincing.
Here we go:
I saw some tissue pom-poms on Pintrest and after watching about 30 hours of how-to videos on You Tube, I gave it a whirl. It worked out pretty well although, I have to say I prefer the smaller pom-poms over the larger ones. Also, I found that my compulsive tissue saving (of the wrapping paper variety not the snotty nose type) actually came in handy for this craft. The reused tissue was already a bit crumpled and it made for a fuller pom-pom in the end. They look perfect in my newly painted dining room!
We are having a million kids over for an Easter Egg hunt and I knew I was going to have to get some type of Easter Baskets for each of them. I looked at several places and found that the nice baskets were a bit out of my price range. I ended up picking up these plain plastic baskets for a $1 each. I bought some ribbon and whipped out my gluestick and voila! I made uber cute Easter baskets on the cheap. I am already picturing all the cute kids walking around with their matching baskets. Totes adorbs right!
Lastly, I saw some pictures of Easter egg garlands hung on mantels and with my huge crafting ego thought: I am the queen of crafts!!! I can do it better! Muhhahahaha. So I picked up about a million large sized plastic Easter eggs, some yarn, a large needle and some thick ribbon and now my stairs look like Easter threw up all over them. Ain’t it pretty and stuff!
So yeah I totally rock and I just know this party is going to be
exhausting the funnest time ever! My kids will talk about it foreva but, I am totally done with this crafting shit after this because it is freaking exhausting and leaves me zero time to read celebrity gossip and drool over Robert Pattinson.
What about you? Do you have any Easter crafts that can top my amazingness? I want to hear about them in the comments.