Spray Paint Doesn't Fix All

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A couple of weeks ago, I went into Becca’s Trim The Tree Challenge not feeling super hopeful.

My crafting muscles were rusty and I didn’t exactly have a plan...

But a can of spray paint later, I was ecstatic about my new skills and my awesome Christmas centerpiece!

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So when approaching this challenge, I looked to my handy dandy gold spray paint to make my Christmas dreams come true!

But, they didn’t.

Here's what happened...

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After losing an apple out of the side of this tote bag, I decided it'd had a good run and was ready to move onto bigger and better things.

So I removed the handles and cut up the ripped side.

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I quickly realized that it would be the perfect size for a tin of cookies!

But I had no cookies and I had no tin, so I grabbed an old plastic container to sub in for the time being.

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I also noticed that I hadn't needed to cut the bag to make it fit nicely around my "tin."

And then I thought about how cute it would be to give someone cookies wrapped in a tote that they could then use afterwards!

Wonderful thoughts, but my tote bag was beyond repair, so I continued down my path and decided to work with what I had, dressing it up a bit.

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Enter my handy dandy spray paint and the bag from my onions (I thought this would allow me to paint a cute patterngenius right?!).

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But something went wrong.

The gold spray paint came out matte brown on my fabric, the pattern was barely there, and the more I sprayed, the dirtier the bag looked.

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At this moment, I realized I was smack dab in the middle of a #CraftingFail.

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But I was determined to fix it!

I love putting wired ribbon on gifts for a really special touch, so maybe that would help?

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And I love buying small, inexpensive ornaments to decorate gifts with—maybe that would do the trick?

I threw everything I had at the dirty bag….

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And the result was...a dirty bag with some decorations.

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In the end, I should have taken a minute to sew the bag, then simply wrap it around a cookie tin and tie it with some fancy ribbon.

Oh well, at least you can learn from my mistakes.

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