So, while Marigold and Bluebell were visiting from Michigan, we thought about making a craft project. We're all pretty into crafts of some kind, but not really the same kind. Bluebell has made some quilts, Marigold crochets, sews and makes other things especially with a hot glue gun, and I'm into the knitting and jewelry making. A common element? Not so much. This is why our crafts in the past have often involved pre-packaged ornament kits that create angels out of cotton balls and pipe cleaners. We made that one at least 5 years ago. It's so ugly I can't bear to display it, but so special I can't bear to throw it away. The "solution" is that the angel lives in the Christmas ornament box... 365 days a year.
This time, as I wandered the aisles at JoAnn, I was hoping we could find something to do that would manage to be both special and pleasing to look at. When we rounded the corner to the place where they keep the pre-packaged ornament kits (shudder...) we came upon some pretty cool ornaments!
And now, without further ado, I present the wooden ornaments I painted! (You'll have to stay tuned for an update on the bulb ornaments.)
First up, the birdie!
Welcome to Christmas, apparently the season of painted nonsense!