PINTEREST ATTEMPT: Woodland Creature Ornaments
I consider myself a pretty creative gal. Painting and sketching are my thing. The outdoors are my thing. So after finding some cute pins for woodland creature ornaments I knew they would look FANTASTIC on my cabin-in-the-woods themed Christmas tree.
Here are the original posts that I would be attempting to follow:
And the photos below are what I was attempting to create:
A quick trip to the arts & crafts store after work and $50 later I had my supplies.
- Wood slice
- Clear glass ornaments
- Glue gun & glue
My pup Cricket brought in a stick from our evening walk to help with the crafting as well.
So to be completely honest I didn't read the instructions for either craft. I looked at the pictures and went for it. Ain't nobody got time for step-by-step instructions.
I painted the first color onto the glass ornaments and realized I had no place to let them dry without rolling around. So needless to say it took a couple coats of paint. And patience. Which I don't have. I wanted to paint color number two and had no way to hold the ornament without smudging color number one. By the time my little faces were complete I had more paint on me than the ornaments did. And I must mention - painting a round surface IS NOT THE SAME as a canvas. *sigh*
I'm also not the best at cutting but I think my little felt ears turned out okay!
My wood slice ornament was much easier to create...it's a flat surface after all! I glued the stick, painted the rocks like little owls, painted snow on the stick and some branches onto the slice with snowflakes and boom!
Soooooooo.....how'd I do?!
THE FINAL VERDICT:
COST & TIME: FAIL - It took me two hours and $50 to make four ornaments...The Dollar Store would've likely sufficed.
PRESENTATION: WIN - I must say, they are pretty stinking cute.