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Craft Fail: The Christmas Pickle


To spread a little Christmas chuckle I thought I’d share one of the many crafting fails I’ve had this month. Merry Christmas and see ya next year.Erin

This is not my own picture, it's from Wiki

Whether it originated in Germany or America is apparently up for debate as is the exact story behind the Christmas Pickle Tradition. Here’s my version, Santa hides a pickle ornament on your tree Christmas Eve, the first to find it in the morning opens the first present AND gets blessed with a wonderful year.

Sounds like fun right? Nod your head up and down.

Being the DIYer that I am I figured why buy a pickle ornament when I can make one. I mean come on, ornaments are becoming my thing.

Hmm, but how to do it? I KNOW! Why not felt a pickle out of the chartreuse wool roving bought a year ago to make hats with my mother? Sorry we never got those hats made mom.

Here goes.

www.myveryeducatedmother.com Wool Roving

Okay, I’ve taken out the roving and I’m starting to form my pickle.

@mvemother Wool Roving Felting

It’s time to start getting it wet and soapy.

My Very Educated Mother I SWEAR THIS IS A PICKLE

Good God Almighty, I know you have to have a sense of humor otherwise why would you let me take this picture? It was about this time that I also had my oldest son actually start videotaping the process. After watching it I realized the video had slight pornographic qualities to it and deleted it as quickly as I could.

My pickle looks like crap, literally. www.myveryeducatedmother.com

About here is when I said, “Crap.” My son corrected me, "Leprechaun Crap."

www.myveryeducatedmother.com It still looks like crap

I just couldn’t admit defeat and start over, I couldn’t. So instead I stitched on a smile and glued on some googly eyes. I’ve been told this made my pickle resemble a South Park character.

www.myveryeducatedmother.com CRAFT FAIL: A Christmas Pickle

And then I hung it on the tree in all it’s creased, green, excrement-like glory! It’s as if I can hear it saying,

Merry Christmas, Eat More Fiber!


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