I am a serial procrastinating crafter with hoarder like tendencies. I will find ideas on blogs, in magazines and on Pinterest that inspire me to create. I find great joy in my idealistic project day dreaming however I fear that I am Martha Stewart in my head but Fred Sanford in real life.
I know that I am probably not the only one but I do believe I am getting a little out of hand. I know this because I have recently been gifted with little clues from my five year old. Some of these gems included:
“Mom, I think your hot glue gun is in your junk closet.” (Junk closet was once the linen closet)
“Mom, I can’t find any batteries in this junk drawer. There are only hot glue sticks, crayons, paint brushes and glitter.”
“Um, Mom, are you ever going to finish re-painting this table. I can’t move my nerf gun box into the hallway with these pieces everywhere.”
My last and final hint that my crafting prowess was escalating into the hoarder zone was my conversation with my husband about empty soup cans that are currently cluttering one of my kitchen cabinets. All he did was walk away after I tried to explain that these cans were necessary for a craft. A craft to do WITH THE CHILDREN. In my mind, hoarding everyday items for crafts is ALWAYS okay as long as it is for the children.
Can you really blame me when you find crafts that look like this?
The Jolly Mom is genius!
Reusing tin cans?!
Or how about blogger Kelsey Bang’s craft of reusing old lightbulbs for ornaments.
I have a freakin’ million old lightbulbs now.
These crafts are cheap and time consuming. Two qualities that I hold dear when crafting with my boys. I need something that will keep them interested and occupied for a long period of time. I’m a good mom like that.
Good mom or not I am now saving these types of items all over the house. It’s getting a little crazy. Especially when the men folk can no longer politely overlook my craft “supplies.”
Whatever….I’m not going to let it get to me for too long. Halloween is just around the corner, Christmas will be here before your know it and I will use all those damn cans and lightbulbs. Just remember…… IT’S FOR THE CHILDREN!