For those of you who are new to the series, I’m a crafter. A crafter who is following along with Martha Stewart’s recent holiday release, Handmade Holiday Crafts. It’s a brilliant book with beautiful projects, and I have committed to doing one a week for a year. This week wasn’t so successful. I cut corners, and that never results in anything good. The main problem I was having was finding materials that I needed, so I made some substitutions. I was thinking when I made the substitutions (ad hoc at the craft store) that they wouldn’t be a big deal, but it turns out they are. All I have to say is Martha, I’m so sorry that I butchered your pom-pom toms. Click through the jump to see what they should have looked like and what went wrong.
Here are the original toms. Aren’t they cute and sweet? My version resembles family members from the wrong side of the tracks. My little toms look like they’ve been through a lot, and that’s because they have. They suffered shortcuts and endless hot gluing – only coming out on the other side to look like this. You really have to check out the slide show to see the details, but I do have one promise for you: I will try harder next time!
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