Notice: I am typing this with one hand…
A few weeks ago my friend Natalie shared a picture on Facebook of a reindeer made of wine corks. Obviously, I fell in love. Upon searching I found all kinds of nifty crafts to make with wine corks, and decided I would hand make all of my Christmas Ornaments this year – especially since I am involved in a few ornament swaps, and I AM the MoscatoMom after all.
So I cheated a bit and ordered wine corks (did you know you can do that? God bless all of the people who drank all that wine who made my crafty disaster possible) and set to work on making ornaments.
The first ones I made did not require any cutting. I simply hot glued corks to make Wreaths
and Candy Canes.
Well then…. I just HAD to try and make a Rudolph. And I did. ONE. And he was so cute, I wanted to make more. So I carefully picked out my corks again, picked up a 7 inch ceramic butcher knife, and…
The good news is nothing is severed or broken, and I should be just fine in a few weeks, although I will forever have a scar and because I was too much of a weenie to let them extend my thumb all the way back, its possible it will heal a little too tight. Is there a Bloggers Compensation Program?
Thankfully my one little Rudolph was already completed, so it wasn't a total loss. And as much as I wanted to create the whole crowd of reindeer, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Coment, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen (yes, I had to sing the song to get that right) will have to wait a few weeks to join their friend Rudolph… at least until the splint is removed and I come up with a smarter plan for cutting the corks.
On a positive note, I got to go to the salon today to have them wash my hair, which I love. It is amazing how much you use you thumbs for – even on your left hand. So far Mike has had to learn how to fasten a bra, put up a ponytail, and open sugar packets.
Oh how I love that man.
Love this? Check out my Wine Cork Holiday Wreath!