Thursday, September 19, 2013

Pintester Movement: DIY Vintage Inspired Bell Jar Ornaments

Sonja Foust, The Pintester, is having another Pintester Movement extravaganza for all of her Pintestes.



This time, since I am having my first family Christmas Tree (because, if you don't remember, I'm Jewish, so we never got to have one growing up) I'm starting early on making my own ornaments. I found a few discounted ornaments to go with my discounted faux tree that was bought for me after Christmas last year (THANKS, MOM!), but that sucker is 6 feet tall, and my 7 ornaments are not going to do it.

So I have pinned a buttload of ideas that tickle my fancy on my ORNAMENT-O-RAMA board on pinterest. But the one that I love the most, because I collect plastic snow globes, was this awesome ornament:




Seriously, guys, look at that adorable fucking deer and those fancy trees! 

Unfortunately, Montana does not have adorable fucking anything... so I had to improvise.

I learned, on my wild quest through my way-too-small-for-the-capital-of-a-state city, that apparently, only very rich people ever do crafts here. There is no way I can afford most of the pins I want to try. Thank goodness for Amazon.com, but alas, having just ordered a bunch of stuff from Amazon, I knew that I wouldn't have time to have things shipped for cheap to try stuff and possibly fail, having nothing to show for this pin,  so I began my mostly fruitless quest to find things to assemble an attractive, or at least funny, Bell Jar Ornament. I didn't find much, and what I found is... decidedly Montanan.

I also learned that my mother has WAY too many craft things to not have a freaking glue gun.  Seriously, she has an ENTIRE room of craft shit, and no way to stick it all together in a giant stringy finger-burning lump. Now that I have a glue gun (that I went out and bought in the middle of this pin test, after calling my mother on vacation in Florida to ask her if there was a glue gun hiding anywhere in her house) I may just end up making some abstract craft art to surprise her with.

So, after having my husband go cut plastic wine glasses with a dremel tool (he was slightly annoyed with me for forcing him to stop something else he was doing to cut them for me, so they are kind of passive aggressively uneven) I spent about 20 minutes trying to attach a buffalo to another buffalo. I finally gave up after consulting the instructions for my pin (hadn't done that yet... there were pictures... that I apparently didn't pay very close attention to) and I realized that I would need a glue gun before I could go any further, so I also gave the buffalo task to my husband, since he told me that the super glue we did have was dangerous, and went to the store.

Once I got back from Walmart with a glue gun... AND glue sticks, and other things to stick in future ornaments, the progress on the pin went pretty quickly. I am very happy with it and can't wait to put it on my tree, though I am trying to figure out what to tell my nephew should he ask why the buffaloes are attached.

I call it:
Buffaloes in Love

or alternatively:
Buffaloes who Love Playing Leap Frog


Adorable fucking buffalo. 
See what I did there?


Want to make ornaments for my tree and send them to me to be featured on the blarg? Details coming next month!

34 comments:

  1. hahahahaha -- one word for this "Amaze-Balls"

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  2. Omg, this is hilarious. I giggled all the way through AND your end result is PERFECT.

    Adding your blog to my reader now.

    My pin-test wasn't quite so amusing, but it made a cool recipe so check it out if ya wanna :)

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    1. It looked way delicious!
      Glad you're sticking around for more blargy fun!

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  3. Haha that is an absolutely fantastic pin-test!
    Love it!

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  4. HAhahaha! That's fantastic. Amazing. Love it. I wish my Christmas tree were as awesome as yours is going to be.

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  5. That. Is. Great. I mean....you did indeed nail it. As did the buffalos! Must read more...blarg huh?!

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  6. Bwahaha, amazing. Totally fucking Montanan. The two high schools in my town have buffalo mascots, one living, and one dead. Seriously.

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  7. I wondered what you were talking about when you mentioned gluing the buffaloes together! Out-STANDING. I'd love to make an ornament for your tree, so I'm going to have to stay tuned!

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    1. Hooray! I look forward to you staying tuned!

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  8. You could tell your nephew the girl buffalo didn't want to get her hooves wet in the snow. Or that she saw a spider in the glass bell. They're very cute.

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  9. I literally...and I mean literally...laughed out loud and woke up a kid when I saw the picture. That is something my brother would love to have on his tree, lol!!! Totally, totally nailed it!!!

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    1. My main aim in life is to cause people to wake children with laughing. I also consider waking spouses and animals as success.

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    2. Haha, well, my laughing at this caused my husband-- who is currently snoring loudly while "watching" Teen Titans-- to shove the kitty he was wearing like a beard down to his lap and mutter the word "earmuffs."

      I LOVE your finished product, I will definitely be sending you something for your tree! (Oh, and thanks for visiting my blog!)

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  10. Absolutely nailed it. Loved the passive aggressive comment...something my Hubby would totally do too :-)

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  11. Heh, "decidedly Montanan" I love it.

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  12. Buffalo gal, can you come out tonight... If this is the first of your DIY tree, I am dying to see the finished tannenbaum. Just wondering, are the buffaloes symbolic of something Jewish? I've created several mental scenarios of the humping/Christmas symbolism, but I can't relate them here.

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    1. It has nothing to do with anything but the fact that I am immature (and I had 2 buffaloes). ;)
      I shall be posting more ornaments, AND the final tree around Thanksgiving, so be sure to come back!

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  13. I feel like buffaloes will be a theme...or well any animals playing leap frog! Love it!

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  14. I know I'm way late in responding, but I just found you!! I always liked your comments over at Pintester (who I am also obsessed with) so I thought I would check out your blarg- and I love it. Def. share the same type of sense of humor. I'm so bummed I missed out on contributing to your tree!! I love to craft and make a lot of ornaments. The "Buffalo Love" ornament is the BEST ORNAMENT I HAVE EVER SEEN! LMAO!! What really sent me over the edge was the alternate, kid-friendly leapfrogging suggestion. I have used that when watching nature programs with my 8 year old over the years. She likes the really serious/graphic type animal documentaries (whereas I still hide behind a throw pillow and tear up when one of the animals gets injured/eaten.) My kid then tells me "it's the circle of life mommy- if the cheetah doesn't catch and kill the antelope they will starve and she might have cubs to feed!" All with a "chastising/duh mom" look on her face. To which I (maturely) reply "I don't care!! Why can't they just go to the store like everyone else and buy cheetah chow or something! I'm not watching this anymore" and stomp off pouting and go to my happy place where there are cute kittens batting at yarn and puppies falling asleep in funny places and wild animal carnivores can eat and feed their cubs without any other animal having to die. Anyhoo- sorry to go off on that tangent- which was to say- when the mating scenes would come on the critters would either be "wrestling" or "playing leapfrog." Love your blarg Jodee!

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    1. I am glad to have you in the ranks of Cheeseblargians!

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