I stopped by a rummage sale the other day and picked up the most awful pair of earrings I have ever seen. Here they are: CPK earrings!
They were completely dirty, maybe a little bit chewed-on, and one of them was broken. But they only cost me a quarter. I bought them just for the experience of it!
My daughter and I decided some crafts were in order.
I cut the top off the earring that wasn’t already broken, and that left a little white spot on top of her head.
A little red nail polish took care of that.
You’ll have to (please) excuse our blurry photos. Were were laughing so hard, we couldn’t hold the camera steady.
All better! Well, not exactly all better, more like a little better. After the polish dried, we scrubbed the dirt off.
We had some cheap little containers we bought at the dollar store.
We put some contact cement on the lids and on the feet of the dolls. Then we waited a few minutes so they would get tacky. Tacky like sticky, I mean. The CPKs were already tacky like cheesy!
Then we stuck the dolls onto the lids and let them dry for a few hours.
We put some nail polish tiny glitter into the cups. It didn’t look tacky enough, so we also dumped in some regular big glitter.
Then we filled the cups with water.
We put contact cement around the edge of the cups…
…and around the lids too. We waited a few minutes until they got tacky. Same joke, but I’m too lazy to type it again.
Then we stuck the lids on and waited for the glue to dry.
Wow! How glamorous! How exciting! How…interesting.
But look what happened a couple of days later. Looks like the glue holding the dolls to the lids dissolved in the water. Now we have Cabbage Patch Glitter Snow Globes with Unconscious Girls, how excellent!
My daughter’s girl scout service unit is decorating a tree at the mall tomorrow, and she is supposed to bring a couple of homemade ornaments. Do you think these look homemade enough??