I often joke that the Trish of Christmas past would be thoroughly disgusted with the Trish of Christmas present. Every year I seem less interested in how everything looks. Which has coincided nicely with the destruction of most of my elegant and beautiful christmas ornaments.
So this year I had:
1. a shortage of ornaments
2. an abundance of film canisters and glitter (a lovely insight into how I prioritize now)
So here’s my guide to Artsy Craftsy Crap you can hang on your tree when all your nice shit is gone and you’ve got too much time on your hands.
Artsy Craftsy Crap
Get your empty film canisters and some glue (spray adhesive worked best). Remove the caps and poke a hole in each cap right in the center. We used a wine opener because… well… it was handy. I drink when I craft.
And get some glitter.
Spray the crap out of the canister with the adhesive.
Pour out a bunch of glitter into a little glitter mountain and then roll that sucker around to coat it well.
You may even need to sprinkle it should you so desire.
Because little fingers are cute when they sprinkle and I had my macro lens.
Enjoy the feeling of glitter permanently adhered to your fingers. As it will be there for a couple of days no matter how hard you scrub.
Step whatever step we’re on.
Tie a ribbon in a loop and pull the loop part through the bottom of the canister to the top in that hole that we poked with the wine opener.
(Yes, this is the worst tutorial ever.)
And voila. Little bedazzled film canister ornaments that will NOT break, no matter how hard you throw them at each other. Merry Freaking Christmas everybody!!