Remember how I told you I am not Martha Stewart? Just checking to make sure you remember. I have a Christmas decor project that turned into a horrendously ugly waste of time.
Let me first say that I thought, Hey, I can be one of those people who just thinks of something clever and beautiful and puts things together that are mismatched but somehow look great! Who needs Pinterest!
After perusing the clearance aisle of Hobby Lobby, I found these star-shaped boxes. They are supposed to be wooden boxes with lids that fit and are magnetized. However, the lids didn’t match up, and the magnets didn’t stick…therefore, they were only $.79. I excitedly perused the scrapbooking aisle and found some beautiful pieces of paper, thinking I would mod podge the stars and actually hang them individually. Two boxes = 4 stars.
Hooray for creativity!
I cut strips of paper and spent an hour or so after my little guy went to bed, mod podging the paper onto the stars. (Side note: Apparently “podging” is not a word.) The next evening, I cut the letters for my Christmas-y words: joy, peace, love, and hope. The red star uses the same paper as my smallest Christmas tree cone.
And here it is — the finished, horrendously ugly waste of time Christmas project that I will never hang in my home:
Where did I go wrong? There’s nothing worse than wasting your time, energy, and money and not being happy with the results.Is it the color choices? Should I have gone with two colors rather than four? I was trying to be all kitschy-cool and stuff.
Maybe I do need Pinterest.