Any chronic DIYer has, at one time or another, come to the end of a project and feared they’ve crossed the line between Crafty Genius and Crazed Crafter. There is such a thing as taking ‘repurposing’ too far. Courtney, from the funny Living Life Out Loud blog, and I have a pact to let the other know if they’ve crossed said line. If he starts creating things like this (out of toilet paper rolls no less!), I’m to shut him down immediately.
I may be teetering on the edge with my Christmas porch this year, and I’m expecting to get a warning from him. First there was my Halloween Porch…perfectly harmless and holiday appropriate:
Then I got Eddie-Ross-crazed and painted some of the Halloween pumpkins for my Thanksgiving table:
Then as I was carting my perfectly good pumpkins to the trash bin, my mom called and planted a little seed in my head:
Mom: “You’re totally rubbing off on me with your craft projects!”
Me: “Oooh, yay! What’d you do?!?”
Mom: “I spray painted my Halloween pumpkin red and left it on the porch for Christmas!! I may be the next Martha Stewart!” (okay, I added the last part because I tend to embellish…Mr. Sugarplum refers to me as Out-of-Context-Cassie on occasion.)
Next thing I know, I’ve recruited
child labor a helper and am putting our Halloween Thanksgiving pumpkins to use once more!
Of course I added holiday-appropriate festive ribbon:
Mr. Sugarplum added the lit garland around the door (which looks pretty puny in the daytime!):
The lanterns, which got a makeover after I rescued them from a clearance sale, are now full of berry garland and flameless candles. We also tuck the leftover light strand in them for more illumination at night.
Here’s the evolution of my porch this year:
So what do you think? Have I gone one step too far?! Am I thisclose to painting them green for St. Patrick’s Day?!
Maybe if I ‘Christmas’ it up, you’ll be feeling it more:
Don’t laugh…a White Christmas is possible for us….take a look at Texas last Christmas:
I think I’ll add a wreath or two to the front doors…maybe another Magnolia Wreath. Do you know the Crafty Line I speak of….have you crossed it?