The day is finally here! Well, not Christmas exactly, no, but it’s totally Christmas Pintester Movement Day! If you want, you can scroll to the bottom of this post for all the link-up fun where you can read through all the different Christmas ornaments everyone tried making this year.
Here’s my attempt…
I decided I wanted to make awesome glitter dinosaurs.
Now you all know that I’m not the biggest fan of glitter. But I found something that can glitter-ify stuff without the actual pain of glitter: Glitter spray paint. Oh yes.
So I procured some dinosaurs.
And some little itty bitty eye hook screw thingies. (That’s what I asked for at the hardware store: little bitty eye hook screw thingies. And the nice man found me exactly what I was looking for on the first try.)
I thought maybe I would have to get my husband to help with the attaching of the eye hook thingies to the dinosaurs, but it turns out when you have a pair of pliers, you are pretty much invincible, at least to the point where you can screw things into a dinosaur. (Go ahead, make your “screw a dinosaur” jokes. I’ll wait… Know why dinosaurs are extinct? Because you need a pair of pliers to screw ’em. Bahaha. Ok, now you. Wait wait I’ve got another one: Sometimes I have to ask my husband for help because he’s better at screwing dinosaurs than I am. Hahahahaha. Ok, for real, you now.)
Then I took them outside to spray paint them. The grass was very long so they looked like they were in their natural habitat or something.
And then I just sprayed them with glitter spray paint. It was way fun. I didn’t have to pick glitter out of every crevice and find it under my fingernails for weeks or anything because it’s paint. The world is an amazing place.
And sure, the grass has glitter spray paint on it now, but that will get gone next time the lawn gets mowed… in 3 to 4 weeks, whether it needs it or not.
The best part about this whole process (I mean, uh, besides the fact that it makes really cute, wonderful ornaments) is that it took like 10 minutes total to do it. And I’d say that makes it a big fat win. I’m so excited about it I can’t even hold my jello still.
Ok, now go to it! Link your blog post below by clicking the “Add Your Link” button! Remember, your blog post must include:
- A link to the original blog where the pin tutorial came from
- A link to the this post on my blog: http://pintester.com/2013/11/pintester-movement-ho-ho-ho/
- If you’re going to send the ornament to Jodee*, she’d probably appreciate a link to her Cheeseblarg, too!
*As an added bonus for this Pintester Movement (and if you don’t want to keep the beautiful piece of Christmas art you create), Jodee from the Cheeseblarg is collecting ornaments for her very first Christmas tree! She invites you to send them to her for arrival ON OR BEFORE November 21. (That means Jodee needs to have it in her mailbox by the 21st.) If you send your ornament to her with a note of your Etsy store, blog address, or whatever, she will put your ornament and a link to your site in a Cheeseblarg post to go up around Thanksgiving! Double blog links for you– boom. Incidentally, this is Jodee’s first Christmas tree because she’s Jewish, so maybe don’t send, like, Jesus in a manger or a sequinned swastika, ok?
You can mail your ornament to:
PO Box 1078
Helena, MT 59624
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Since I still have glitter left from my project I am totally going to use it to glitter me up a Brontosaurus or TRex. What a fun idea especially if you know someone with kids. Pin win.
Ok, I’ll comment, though I have no dino screwing to share. I do think my boys will want to make spray glitter ornaments this year though! Maybe I’ll get them to do some of the superhero crap that never gets off the floor of the toy room…instead of cleaning we can just spray it all with glitter paint and hang it on the tree…or leave it on the floor and call it holiday decor!
Very nice! Now you need to give your dinos a manicure like the one in the original.
I ALMOST did this one, but instead did a crocheted dino. Jodee’s tree is going to look like a dinosaur exhibit.
And it is gonna be AMAZING!
I did a dinosaur one too. I hope she really likes dinos…
I really like dinosaurs. A lot. =D
did i miss something? was there supposed to be a dinosaur theme?
I just got to work so I have to actually work right now but I plan on doing the bare minimum and then getting back on here to see what everyone else made! 🙂
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You cant make a good dinosaur screwing joke without mentioning this author. Apparently she has a whole series of books of dino erotica. http://www.amazon.com/Taken-T-Rex-Dinosaur-Erotica-Christie-ebook/dp/B00FI9JFFO/ref=la_B00CMBW1PC_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384519212&sr=1-1
That is quite possibly the best erotic book name ever.
Oh…my…word! I thought that was a joke at first. I can’t believe that’s real! lol
Per the reviews, this is one epic piece of dino porn
Wow! I’m disturbed on so many levels. That you’re up on dino porn, and that someone wants to get it on with a T-Rex. I almost want to buy the book just because I literally can’t picture it.
Okay, went to amazon. Literally the highlight of my day. The reviews were hilarious.
If you buy the book let me know how it is. I couldn’t bring myself to buy it for fear of going on some kind of watch list
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The way that the blog links reorder every time I refresh to see what’s new makes it really hard to keep track of which ones I’ve read and which I haven’t. Any way that they can just stay in one order?
Totally agree Kate. One order would be good so we can visit new links as they appear.
Those glitter dinosaur ornaments are awesome! I may have to make some for myself!
Now I have to make these for my 5 year old who thinks everything he eats is dinosaur byproduct…what kind of spray paint did you us btw?
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Lol we did the same ornament! My 3 year old was pulling all her dinosaurs out of her toy box so I could “glitter” them!
These are awesome! Now I know what to do with the 50 million little dinosaurs that my daughter no longer plays with. Hell, I could decorate a whole tree with them! It will be a Cretaceous Christmas!
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Sparkly dinosaurs. . . they were the first to go extinct as it was difficult for them to blend in with their surroundings.
I would totally send her what was on some of our Christmas trees when I was a really little kid, but I think it would be ruined by the time it got there. But it’s super-simple to make! Buy a bunch of cookies, preferably those with holes, and tie it on a string. Put on tree. Eat one whenever you walk by. Make sure to walk by tree several times an hour.
I would enjoy cookies. Cookies are delicious.
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These are Pintestactular
Someone’s missed a trick here, glittery patches on the lawn have Christmas win written all over!!
Maybe I could do this with some of the hot wheels cars parked on my kids floors. They have hundreds and wouldn’t miss a few. Who wouldn’t want a sparkly car?
Great job on the dinos.
Although I don’t really understand the dinosaurs theme for this Christmas, I do think your niece might enjoy these. 🙂 She likes the “How Do Dinosaurs…” series of books too. We always have to get one from the library. I guess kids will always just love dinosaurs. (And grown-ups too.)
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