As you know by now, I have a habit of spending waaaay too much time on a project that could be quick n' easy if I just Let. It. Go.
But alas, I cannot.
It was my boss's birthday this week and I don't know why, but I decided to make a little Happy Birthday banner. I went to the craft store but I couldn't really find any letters I liked. I found some wooden ones, but then I thought, "Oh, I'll have to paint these and drill them and string them together..." Too much work, right? Ha. Ha.
So I find these cute little pre-decorated (yay!) chipboard letters. And I think, "Well, these are kind of small, but I can put them on some cardstock and string them together and voila!"
Right. Only after I "distress" the cardstock and then glue a bunch of extra decorative bits of paper (that I've also "distressed" -- it's gotta match, right?) on there. And then put grommets on every one. Oh, yeah... and I have to dangle something fancy from the ends... sheesh.
Fortunately, my boss is also very crafty and clearly appreciated the work I put in (I must've spent 3 hours on this damned thing) so that was gratifying.
Meanwhile, I've spent almost as much time trying to figure out a good way to post this super-horizontal photo on the blog, but I cannot. So if you want to see a bigger shot of the whole thing, click on it: