1. Pj
    December 6, 2013 @ 10:06 pm

    I’m glad someone else found a man with the patience of Job. Loved Paul’s comments about Martha’s marital status. Please consider auditioning as a couple for the next version of Regis & Kelly, because with that type of banter your show would be a HIT!


  2. blackbird
    December 7, 2013 @ 8:13 am

    I feel so inadequate. And my husband has plenty of time.
    I did make words for my dining room ceiling, though. You’ll just have to stay tuned to see what that means.


  3. Garden, Home and Party
    December 7, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    I love these, but would not have the patience to cut them. I’ll have to get the precut version. They really look pretty on your 200 feet of garland. 😀


  4. Marty Walden
    December 7, 2013 @ 7:02 pm

    Snorting glitter, are you? You could market those bellhop trolley thingamagigs to all us bloggers ’cause ain’t none of us have a purdy house. Just sayin’……


  5. Barbara
    December 7, 2013 @ 8:54 pm

    You had me at the Kingdom mirror. My relating to you and your blog entries = hysterial laughter. Keep it coming.


    • Barbara
      December 7, 2013 @ 8:55 pm

      That’s hysterical.


  6. Becky
    December 7, 2013 @ 9:12 pm

    They look lovely!! Great inspiration and now that my daughter is in to all things glitter, she will love looking at these when I show them to her.


  7. Jennifer
    December 7, 2013 @ 11:58 pm

    You are amazingly gifted. And Paul is a very lucky man!


  8. Tricia
    December 8, 2013 @ 10:33 am

    Awesome idea! Recreated these on Friday night with a glass or two of wine :-). The template worked great!


  9. Mary Kay
    December 9, 2013 @ 12:34 am

    Your snowflakes are ohhhh so pretty, thanks for sharing the DIY info!
    I can’t help but feel as though you are holding back on photos of you and ‘Mr. Sent-from-above,’ all covered in the fanciest of all glitters for days and days…


  10. Judy C.
    December 9, 2013 @ 10:46 am

    Cannot do better than what’s already been said. Hilarious as always.


  11. Amy
    December 9, 2013 @ 5:21 pm

    I need to get my husband to read this blog! I think he thinks I’m the only crazy woman who comes up with totally useless and labor-intensive assignments for him. It’s refreshing to know I’m not alone!

    Oh and I love the snowflakes! Duh.



  12. Elizabeth L
    December 9, 2013 @ 5:38 pm

    I’m feeling very fortunate that my day job is at a box factory where I have any/all kinds of card stock and corrugated board at my disposal. Even better if I talk to the CAD guys real nice (bribe them with homemade fudge or peanut brittle) I bet I’d have some machine cut snowflakes without even having to look for a razor knife! There are days when the non-glamorous accounting job at the box factory comes in handy! : )

    Seriously, I love the snowflakes and you beautiful Holiday decor! AND I feel so much better knowing that my living room isn’t the only one that looks like a disaster area at the moment, with boxes & totes of Holiday items not in place yet! Thanks for your honesty!


  13. debra
    December 10, 2013 @ 1:50 am

    I just ran across you laugh-out-loud website looking up — oh, I don’t know — medicine cabinets in GardenWeb, where someone posted a link to your blog. All I can say is, despite the near death experience of an old house restoration, you seem to have come out on the side of the “living” if you can actually blog about DIY Christmas ornaments. I myself am renovating a burnt out castle and, all I can say is, I can’t even seem to even THINK about buying present #1 — between figuring the steam shower door, the self-leveling concrete, the reformation of the deck, the ripping out of the termite infested planters, the light fixtures, the cabinets, the plumbing, the ceiling beams, the fireplace, the marble, the soapstone, the stained glass — I swear, I’ve dealt with ALL OF THESE in one day. Today! And tomorrow will just be like today was. Except layer on low voltage electric, add in digital control equipment for a smart home, two residential vaults, “mood lighting” for the steam shower, and, oh yeah, Mr. Steam. And so it goes. Christmas? What Christmas!!???


  14. Wendy
    December 10, 2013 @ 10:04 am

    You have planted the seed that I MUST make these… I don’t have the time, supplies, or a plan for using them, but they are SO pretty that I might have to start them when my husband gets off work… after I spend the day driving to various craft stores in search of German glass glitter.


  15. Karen Rainwater
    December 10, 2013 @ 10:07 am

    I knew it! I knew it! I am NOT the only one that hoards cardboard boxes! I am not crazy! …. Uh, OK, maybe a little, but a good crazy, and not a lonely crazy!

    I am actually posting to tell you that your posts remind me of someone. A fictional someone. Have you ever read any Junie B. Jones books? I love the way that kid talks. And, I love the way you talk! 😀



  16. Jo @ Let's Face the Music
    December 10, 2013 @ 11:13 am

    Why didn’t Paul cut the snowflakes out of thin plywood with a bandsaw? You draw the pattern, he makes the flakes. You tap your wand and everything sparkles. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music


    • Yvonne Angus
      December 14, 2013 @ 1:17 pm

      I like that…then I can save (hoard) my cardboard boxes for other nonsensical projects!


  17. Frank
    December 13, 2013 @ 1:37 am

    This is an awesome idea! I totally wish my wife would have thought of this when Christmas was rolling around this year… she’s a cardboard box hoarder to the max!!!


  18. kmkat
    December 20, 2013 @ 9:52 pm

    Okay, I just read your entire archive, and when I got to the artisanal cardboard I totally lost it. You do crack me up!


  19. judy
    December 21, 2013 @ 8:09 pm

    prepare for a small dose of present day reality-I just read that by 2015 the Artic Ocean will be devoid of all ice-is there anyway we as a species that would like to survive can stop this? I just don’t see any. We have become consuming consumers and we are devouring the world. It breaks my heart.


  20. joanne newlund
    December 12, 2014 @ 2:30 pm

    Victoria, I am seriously behind in making Christmas happen in my house but somehow found time to read this “vintage” holiday post. SO glad I did. I practically snorted my tea while trying to picture you chewing leaves to make artisanal cardboard. Thanks for the chuckle, laugh and smile. Happy Holidays to you!!!


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