NNNY – Day 1.5: Craft fail

While it sounded good in theory, the execution left little to be desired; instead, the Christmas ornaments and door decorations that I had attempted to make resembled something more akin to a 5th grade art project. Actually, that’s insulting to 5th graders.

A pretty tragic attempt at a door decoration (oh, the family does actually like pink so that part was intentional)

A pretty tragic attempt at a Christmas door decoration (PS: the girls in the family do like pink so that part was intentional)

Yes, the old saying goes, “it’s the thought that counts”, but that’s what we say to kids when they lovingly give you a handmade ashtray – and you don’t even smoke.

Needless to say, I think “gifts” are going to have to go into the “Exempt” category.

But that doesn’t mean I’m giving up on the crafts.

  • After the holidays, I’m going to look into some craft classes – not just to learn how to do things but learn about the proper tools. I have a feeling that the $2 brushes I bought at the discount store may have contributed to my crafting failure.
  • Speaking of $2 brushes, I need to find a way to source the materials for these projects. The cost of craft supplies is an absolute rort. I recently spent $74.60 on materials to make a hat box. That was nearly the price of the gift itself!
  • When I do find a resource for supplies, I’m going to have to try to make things with what is available rather than passing on supplies because they are not what I have in mind.
  • Need to determine if stocking up on supplies (when inexpensive or on sale or what not) counts toward “new” or that is one of the exempts as well.

No real tally for today, so I’ll just chalk this one up as Lesson Learnt.


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