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Friday, December 21, 2012

PB Inspired Glitter Santa

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I should have known by the way that this project started that I was in over my head....but I'd seen it, on Pinterest.... for the last two years and it looked easy enough.  Of course, the other versions weren't four by four feet!



As I think we've established, I'm willful.  So, grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and let me tell you the story of my experience with the big guy in red this holiday season using the words to a favorite song:


You better watch out ...
 for oncoming cars as you're holding the 4x4 foot canvas on the top of your Toyota Camry  using the strap to your purse and the cord to your Garmin device because it never dawned on you that it wouldn't fit INSIDE your car.


You better not cry
as you're driving  the two miles home from Hobby Lobby going 10 mph with your flashers on... in 36 degree weather with  30 mph wind gusts... with your left hand on the wheel and your right arm out the sun roof hanging on to the canvas for dear life..listening to news and sports talk because you can't change the station on the radio.


You'd better not pout, I'm tellin' you why. Really!? Do tell....I'm listening.

Santa Claus is coming to town. Gee, ya' think!? It is, after all, December 21st.


He's making a list, he's checking it twice.
Is he still using paper and pencil or has he finally upgraded to an iPad? Also, spreadsheet programs and Word Perfect all have automatic check features so it shouldn't be a big deal if he just puts in a macro or enters the criteria and pushes the calculate button...just sayin'....
 


He's gonna find out Who's naughty and Nice. 
So I've heard. Personally, I'm still waiting for a written definition of "naughty" and I suspect that at least one of my sons and a few of my girlfriends are, too.

Santa Claus is coming to town.  Yes, I know. But I've still got a few more days to finish these gifts, wrap them and bake cookies...don't I?!


He sees you when you're sleeping, He knows when you're awake. First of all, that's a little creepy, Second, if he really does, then why doesn't he come and help me finish a few of these projects at 4 a.m.?! Obviously he knows that I could use another set of hands. 

He knows if you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake.  Come on! Again with the "naughty" thing!? See comments above. I'm still lobbying for the "nice" list.



You better watch out 
for the huge canvas that's  hanging off of the kitchen island for the fourth day in  a row when you get up to let the 14 year old dog out...in the middle of the night.


You'd better not cry
even though it's day 6 of the project and you're still not finished or because your son mentioned... at dinner...with more than a little exasperation in his voice....that his sandwich had glitter on it again today when he opened his lunch.



You'd better not pout, I'm telling you why....Wait!!! I know

...it's because I FINISHED THE PICTURE and it's still FIVE FOUR DAYS before...

Santa Claus is coming to town! 


Hmmm...I wonder if there's song about the Christmas tree skirt, stocking or ornaments that I still have to finish....or the cookies that I still have to bake...

I'm sure that I'll come up with something....


xo,

Kimberly

Linking this post to:
Not Just a Housewife
Thoughts from Alice

26 comments:

  1. bahaha! I absolutely loved this post! Not only for the amazing artwork, but the sense of humor! Hysterical! xo

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    1. You made me laugh out loud...and now, the dog is looking at me like I lost my mind...don't worry...I get that from her... a. lot. Merry Christmas! xo

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  2. OMG...I am laughing so hard my stomach hurts!! But WOW! Did this ever turn out great! It was worth all of the aggravation! Beautiful! I hope you continue all of your Christmas festivities with the same dedication and zeal!!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. Thanks Jane..yep...zeal and diet Coke..then coffee...and maybe more zeal...I'm not sure...I'm kinda trying to cut down on the zeal...the neighbors are gonna talk soon...the people at the grocer are already wondering about the glitter... Merry Christmas!

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  3. I really shouldn't have read this while drinking tea...it doesn't feel great snorting it up my nose!

    I've decided that I'm going to embrace the fact that I never finish all of the projects that I think are a marvelous idea in July. I highly recommend this path :)

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    1. LOL..sorry, girl, you made me choke on my diet Coke just now. I'm SOOO over committed....but I have enough glitter for the entire neighborhood...even the dog looks particularly "festive" after laying on the floor in the kitchen! Merry Christmas, girlfriend! xo

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  4. I think it turned out fabulous! I don't know how you did it, but it looks great! Merry Christmas! Good luck with everything!

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    1. I printed out a photo that I found on 8 1/2 x 11 paper, drew grid lines and transferred it to the canvas. I colored it with sharpie marker (silver...9 of them, red and black) then painted it with glue and applied more glitter than people should be allowed to use in one week. I'm fairly certain that everyone at the grocer wonders about me and that I'll still be finding it in my house in June. There are directions on Pinterest for how to do it. Just search glitter santa or let me know if you want to make one and I'll help you find them.

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  5. It's wonderful! Absolutely worth every minute of the agony to get it done. Of course, I can say that,because I am not the one who had to do the actual work, or the one who ate glitter in sandwiches,or who will forever get funny looks at the grocer.Hmmm--I wonder, where does one store a 4x4ft glitter Santa in the off season? I am sure you have figured that out, right? Just sayin'.

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    1. Hi Sandra. You know...that's a good question. Nope...hadn't even considered it! :) Merry Christmas! xo

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  6. Stunning. I continue to be in awe of you my friend. I LOVE THIS! And as always, love reading your irreverent commentary. Have a very merry Christmas. p.s. I still haven't forgotten about my 'love' board....have you been sitting there waiting for my return call?

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    1. Merry Christmas to you and your family my dear friend! I haven't forgotten either...we'll talk after the holidays...and year end...you know...when things "calm down"...which will likely be right before the big ball of flame comes...oh wait, that was yesterday! :) xo

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  7. love that big ole picture of Santa. It's better than anything I've seen in the stores.

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  8. Happy Holidays Thanks for sharing the glitter Santa project. Greetings from Chris in Minnesota

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  9. Haha! I think we've all been there when something we bought turned out bigger than the inside of our vehicle, Kimberly! It is absolutely gorgeous! I give you a lot of credit for even taking on the project {not to mention its size!}. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  10. Hi....I've been searching Pinterest but seem to find only pinned items, not directions. Can you help?

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    1. http://thejollyjames.blogspot.com/2011/12/pottery-barn-santa-claus-knock-off.html

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  11. OH WOW!!! That is ah-mazingly CUTE. Worth I'm sure.. glittery lunches and all ;)

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  12. I absolutely love this........and want to make one for myself.

    Would you mind sharing the PIN you used for the image? I have looked for it but can not seem to find it. Also, did you use regular Hobby Lobby glitter, Martha glitter or silver glass glitter?

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    1. http://thejollyjames.blogspot.com/2011/12/pottery-barn-santa-claus-knock-off.htm has a great tutorial. I used Martha glitter because it's super fine and I think that it worked really well in small spaces. This one is a surprise gift...I'm not sure if I'll make another one for myself. If I do, I'm not sure that I'd do it as large as 4x4 but I do LOVE the way that it looks. Let me know if you've got questions and Merry Christmas!

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  13. You did an awesome job! On the picture and in writing this post! Have a Merry Christmas!

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  14. Superfantasticgottacopyitfornextyearamazing.

    Pinned it too.

    Bliss

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  15. So THIS is the canvas you worked so diligently to haul home on that windy day. (Which I'm still really glad you made it in one piece). I've been waiting patiently to see what it was going to become. It's FABULOUS! and I never leave one of your writings without laughing.
    Bless you lady, you are one commited crafter.

    p.s. Your poor disgruntled son , little does he know , he'll be finding glitter in his sandwiches for awhile to come. That stuff seems to have a way of never leaving. LOL

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  16. BEAUTIFUL! I will have to remember this for next year but not as large...LOL! And, like you I will be finding glitter until next Christmas.

    I'm having a PINTEREST Social hop. I'd love for you to hop on over, grab a button and link up your Pinterest. If you don't have Pinterest it's ok, come link up your blog.

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2012/12/pinterest-party.html

    I'm also looking for Pinterest Pinners to feature every week beginning in January. If you are on Pinterest and are interested in being featured come link up! Who knows you might meet some other great pinners and gain a few great ideas.

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2012/12/looking-for-pinners.html

    Have a crazy beautiful week!


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  17. Well, it's long after New Year's now and I'm just reading this post. After doing so, I think I should start this in JUNE (!) in order to finish it. Absolutely lovely...and your song only makes it better. I could feel myself getting all tense again as I try to finish just one more wreath (really...it will only be up for a couple of days because heaven help me if the Christmas stuff isn't put away by January 1st I'm a raving lunatic!).

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