"More ill-fated Christmas crafting" you're asking (with a very detectable tone of disdain, I might add). Well, tis the season and I just can't help it after seeing all the cool stuff that everyone is working on. Sometimes my crafting is born out of lack of funds as was the case with my last Christmas craft - the misbegotten tinsel trees. Other times, it is born out of the hoarder in me. I was at work the other day and I had used the last Kleenex (the actual brand, my office is super-swanky like that). As I was about to throw out the empty box, I took a second look at the large, oval opening and it reminded me of those sugary, Easter egg dioramas with which I have always held more than a mild obsession. Instead of throwing this valuable commodity into the garbage, couldn't I just as easily keep this Kleenex box and transform into a miniature, Christmas-themed diorama? I was about to find out.
|It is oft said that dog is man's best friend.|
I maintain that it is not dog but rather glue gun...
a glue gun AND tinsel pipe cleaner
"Easy" is probably not the best way to express the manner in which this diorama went together. Old sausage fingers over here didn't realize that working through the existing opening in the box would be much harder than than the wide-open, shoebox dioramas of his elementary school days. I also didn't realize how dark it was going to be inside a box; some of the details get lost in its dimly lit interior. Nevertheless, I am pretty satisfied with the outcome.
|The dyed and decorated bottle brush trees leave something to be desired|
but at wacky tacky the credo is, "too much is never enough."
|Oh, did I forget to mention that it has a working fireplace?|
I hope this holiday season is finding you surrounded by friends and family (and weird homemade crafts) and filled with hope for a wonderful new year!