I was going to attempt something a little more challenging being as this is the New Year and all and I feel like I should, you know, stretch my boundaries. But I ate too many carbs last night and now I have diarrhea and so this was as ambitious as I wanted to get. Deal.
The nice thing about pinning something that looks very similar to something you made before is that you get the benefit of experience. The nice thing about pinning something from someone’s blog and then waiting like a year to actually try it is that their commenters fix their idea and make it a lot easier. Instead of gluing shit to your windows like the original post says to do, the modified post makes things much, much easier. Hooray for people failing at things before I ever even attempt it!
It does make me mad that I coated my parchment paper with dish soap for my earlier attempt as that is completely unnecessary. Turns out hot glue is its own lube. Oh well.
Here’s what you need:
And I am such a fucking craft blogger that I even have a free printable for you lucky assholes. Knock yourselves out.
Also, I am smart (and a little hung over), so I got the bright idea to tape it to the counter so I wouldn’t mess it all up with my inevitable shaky-hands.
Here’s my first attempt:
And rather than do all of them only to discover an hour later that they wouldn’t peel off the paper or some annoying shit like that, I went ahead and peeled this one off right away. Not bad! I did have one incident with a piece falling off, but I just blobbed another dot of hot glue on it and smooshed it back together et voila.
Right? So I went ahead and did the other ones. It was an exercise in patience, shaky-hands (as predicted), and trying not to burn my hair off with the glue gun.
Even the complicated one wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be, and they all peeled off with relatively little coaxing from me.
I’m so proud, guys!
Of course, the real test remained. Would I be able to affix them to my window without something awful happening? I had visions of hot glue cracking the shit out of my cold window glass. (Try claiming that on your homeowner’s insurance.) But I pressed on because that’s what this blog is all about: damaging my health and livelihood for people on the Internet I’ve never met. Ahhn.
To my surprise, they stuck really well with just one tiny dot of hot glue, and I only burned the crap out of one finger. (I didn’t want that fingerprint anyway.)
Plus the dog (who is still wearing a cone because of aforementioned chopped off toe) was really happy that I opened the curtain so she could bark her face off at the neighbors.
And maybe the break did me good, because I’m going to call this one a success. Perhaps I should only try things other people have miserably failed at and then modified from now on.