artsy fartsy,  crafts gone wrong,  crazy stuff

The sad story of the unfortunate Christmas milk jug angel.

I should have stopped here. Glubert means business.

Phoey. This craft was a real pain in the butt and doesn’t look half as good as I wanted it to. I told you not all my ideas are good. It was fun to make but it took entirely too long and at the end of the day it looks like a trash fairy on top of the tree instead of the Christmas Angel of Recycling.

I’m not even going to write a how-to because I have no clue what I did. I just pulled out my trusty glue gun, Glubert, and made it work. I’m thinking there could have been a better way. Like maybe some of my cuts could have been inverted to create the wings…maybe some better dart cuts to create a better bodice shape… I don’t know. I challenge someone to make it better! Surely there is someone out there just as crazy as I am with a glue gun.

sad tree topper trying to reach the angel

Seven hot glue burns later I obliterated four milk jugs and created something foppish to sit on top of Bethany’s tree. I decided she wasn’t an improvement over the bouncy star Bethany had up there and demoted her to the kitchen.

angel in the dark better a kitchen fairy

She makes a pretty good kitchen fairy, I think. Besides, I like leaving behind artwork for Bethany to look at every day. It’s sort of my inside joke for me, since I know half of it will magically get lost in the move when they are relocated to Washington DC this coming February. (Bethany’s husband, Troy, is in the military and he got a promotion! Though yes, we will miss them fiercly.)

I’m sorry poor Kitchen Fairy. I don’t think you’re going to make the cut. But enjoy guarding the dish rack while you can!


  • Gramma

    We are so sorry that Bethany Actually is moving so far away. At least she’ll still be on the west coast for Bug’s birthday. Now you will have a good excuse to fly across country to visit. Go to Alaska to see the calendar for the best days to fly the cheapest…sometimes even half price. Anyway, start saving pennies, your friendship is too precious to let fritter away into never never land.

  • BeachMama

    Aww, I love your kitchen fairy.

    And to add to our conversation yesterday, it was 0F (-19C) this morning. Yes, I as thinking of you when I was out driving in the freezing cold.

  • Sarah

    Isn’t there some kind of military government grant for which you could apply, in order to get free cross-country flights? After all, Bethany’s moving boxes aren’t going to unpack themselves, now are they?

  • gingermog

    Just dropping by to wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas and may your New Year be happy and healthy.

    Sorry to hear that Bethany is moving again. I guess she will need help from her trusty house arranger to hep her unpack the boxes:) there are wonderful museums in Washington DC to take Bug to. I spy a cultural exhibition to the capital of America sometime in the future.

  • pink and green mama MaryLea

    Ha-Ha!! I love that your glue gun is named Glubert and I totally get that not every project turns out the way we hope it will…however, I think your little recycling angel is pretty cute and I know two little green girls who sure would like her : )