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