Celebrate the Stars and Stripes Forever with These Star Spangled 4th of July Craft Projects (Second Edition)

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On with the craft projects. As the 4th of July is a celebration of America’s birthday, many people in the country tend to splurge on star spangled decorations. In this picture alone, you have American flags, American flag decorations, and figures of Uncle Sam. Yet, while plenty of party stores and retail outlets are happy to sell patriotic paraphernalia, some people take it a bit further by making their own. Yes, red, white and blue are the dominant colors.  And some of these often depict stars and stripes like you see on the American flag. Of course, many of these might violate the US Flag Code but it’s not that anyone pays attention to it anyone unless someone burns a flag in public protest. But that’s talking about an earlier post I did years ago. Anyway, for your reading pleasure, I give you another treasure trove of 4th of July craft projects for your home and yard.

  1. To mark the 4th, perhaps you might want to go with this.

It’s a wooden 4 that’s blue with white stars. Helps someone used a red and white string to tie it for emphasis.

2. In a more rustic setting, a red berry wreath with a star will do.

But don’t forget topping it with a blue ribbon. Otherwise, someone might mistake it for a Christmas wreath.

3. Nothing brings out one’s love of country like this 4th of July tree.

Yes, I know they do these trees for every holiday now. But at least it’s red, white, and blue.

4. A burlap patriotic wreath brings a homespun American touch.

Includes wooden letters “USA” and red, white, and blue stars. Love the navy blue bow, too.

5. Sometimes all you need is a simple white wreath.

Though be sure to include a red and white striped background and a navy blue ribbon with white stars. And the display should be in a white wooden frame.

6. The stars and stripes should be painted on a large wooden panel.

Because nothing emphasizes America than a flag painted on aged wood. Great for any American home.

7. Welcome guests on the 4th of July with this red, white, and blue deco mesh wreath.

Sure the colors seem to run together. But you have to admire the navy blue ribbon and stars.

8. Or perhaps you prefer a wreath of ribbons.

This one uses several consisting of stripes and stars configurations. Like how the stars give it charm.

9. You can’t set your table at a 4th of July barbecue without burlap cutlery bags with the flag.

Because it’s likely that you might need something to keep the cutlery from blowing off the table. Still, like the painted flag.

10. No American couch should be without this patriotic pillow.

Consists of a red and white striped pillow with a navy blue bow of white stars. Great for any American furniture piece but the dining room table.

11. Welcome your guests this 4th of July by hanging this star spangled wreath.

Like how it has red, white, and blue stars hanging from blue ribbons. Not sure what the wreath material is though.

12. For 4th of July and fun in the sun, may I suggest this star-spangled flip flop wreath?

Though keep in mind that, “flip flop” describes the sandals not senators. Has red flowers and blue sunglasses in the center.

13. A wreath wrapped in a flag can look quite stunning in a window frame.

Though the window frame is much to be desired. But it makes a fine outdoor decoration regardless.

14. If you’re not a fan of wreaths, you might want to try a star.

Well, it’s a rustic 5 pointed star with an American flag and pussy willows tied in a ribbon. Love it.

15. How about an American flag wreath with paper roses?

Well, dried roses anyway. But I know dried roses when I see them. Still, this is quite lovely.

16. A deco mesh wreath should always contain an Uncle Sam hat.

Helps if the deco mesh is lined with silver and the hat is shiny. Great to put on any American door.

17. If you want to use organic materials, this patriotic pine cone wreath is for you.

Well, if you live near an evergreen forest, then the pinecones should be easy to find. If not, there’s always the craft stores. But this wreath is simply stunning.

18. Even flag stands should have stars and stripes on them.

After all, flags need something to stand on besides the ground. Yet, you can always fit a star or 2 on the blue.

19. A 4th of July wreath should always have stars and stripe ribbons.

Though you can also add lace as a finishing touch. Also like the white lace. Very classy.

20. Wooden stars on sticks always belong in a flower pot bouquet.

Includes some red, white, and blue stars as well as a large American flag one. Love it.

21. Celebrate your love for America with these wooden blocks spelling the US of A.

Consists of a blue U, a red S, and an American flag decorated A. Bet the A stands for America and therefore, has to be the fanciest.

22. On this panel, it’s “God Bless America.”

And it’s all painted in the classic red, white, and blue. Great for any American house or porch.

23. No woman should be in the kitchen without this star spangled apron.

I had a few of these aprons on last year’s craft post. But this one mostly consists of navy blue with white stars.

24. Any all-American house should have a set of all-American firecrackers.

Okay, these are made from wood and don’t actually explode. But they all have star spangled designs you can’t resist.

25. How about a star-spangled address block to mark your house?

This one uses tiles of red, white, and blue to give a stars and stripes look. Wonderful for any American garden.

26. Nothing expresses the American spirit like a star spangled wreath of tulle.

Unlike the tulle wreath in last year’s post, it has more stars and more stripes. Also like how it looks on the door.

27. Celebrate the 4th of July in your home with these star-spangled shutters.

Well, they’re recycled shutters. But they’re both painted with stripes and a unique star design on top.

28. Red, white, and blue stars should always stick together.

So you have to tie these up with a burlap and rag ribbon. Still, I’m sure they’re all different sizes.

29. How about a wreath with more stripes and a few stars?

Not sure if the blue on here consists of feathers. But it’s rather an interesting design to have on your door.

30. As we all know, liberty is what Americans hold most sacred.

It even lights up and has an American flag. Yet, the panel of “Liberty” outshines all.

31. Hope you’re fine with 2 flags in one basket.

This one has some berries in it as well. Like the stars on it. So quaint.

32. Perhaps a wall hanging of stars with rag stripes will do.

Well, the stars aren’t in a neat in tidy shape. But they don’t necessarily have to be. After all, it’s the motifs that count.

33. Now your kids can enjoy their 4th of July with star studded chalk.

Available in only red, white, and blue. Because those are the colors of the American flag.

34. Curl up on the couch this 4th of July with this star spangled pillow.

This one has the blue star pattern as star on a striped background. Looks best next to the one with the bow.

35. 1776 should always be enshrined on a berry branch wreath.

Of course, the year itself should be framed amongst a copy of the Declaration of Independence. Just for good measure.

36. A red, white, and blue wreath of yarn is just as nice.

But the wreath appears purple because the strands appear so intertwined. Still, like the red, white, and blue flowers.

37. Care to honor America with flowers?

And as you see, the flowers are red. But you have to adore the fancy ribbons and stars.

38. Step out of your home this 4th of July with a pair of patriotic tennis shoes.

Though the shoes don’t really seem to match. But they have the same stars and stripe patterns if only in different places.

39. Let freedom ring with this American flag wind chime.

It’s mostly made of metal with a small plate of stars. But it’ll sure let freedom sing with the wind.

40. Make your 4th of July barbecue guests feel welcome with this burlap wreath.

This one uses a rather simple design with one star tied to the side. But I’m sure many will want this on their door.

41. These wooden firecrackers can use a few stars on them.

Well, at least the red and blue ones. The white one just gets nothing. Even has a tag saying, “USA.”

42. For a table centerpiece, place some flowers in some star spangled bricks.

This looks easy, assuming that the flowers are fake. Comes with a single blue brick with a white star.

43. Grace your home with this old-fashioned American flag dress display.

Keep in mind, this is a dress meant for decoration. Not for wearing. Still, like the golden stars and flag.

44. Perhaps a flower wreath should come with stars and ribbons.

Well, it may not look like the flower wreath I had on my craft post last year. But it certainly evokes 4th of July fun.

45. Nothing makes your 4th of July worthwhile than a red, white, and blue birdhouse.

Helps if it has a place to put your flower pots. Each birdhouse comes with a stand of the same red, white, and blue configuration.

46. Light up your 4th of July with these mason jar candle holders.

These consist of mason jars filled with different colors of art sand. And each one is tied with a red and white striped bow.

47. Want your fireworks to sparkle and shine? Get some red, white, and blue sequins.

Well, sequin discs you use in craft projects in art class. Still, you can make plenty of patterns with them on these wooden firecrackers.

48. Get yourself clean the American way with some stars and stripes soap.

Okay, most Americans use regular soap. But this is a 4th of July post. So American themed soap is shown here.

49. If you don’t have stars, buttons will do fine.

Well, buttons are just as good as stars for a wreath like this. Kind of gives this rag wreath a certain character.

50. A stars and stripes flower pot is great for a 4th of July bouquet.

Even if they have to consist of red, white, and blue carnations. Yet, it also includes shiny stars for patriotic emphasis.

51. If you love “America the Beautiful,” then you’ll like this wooden panel.

Though to be fair, the song was written by a lesbian who had a partner for 25 years. Bet they didn’t teach you that in history class.

52. If you don’t like wreath, then show your American pride with this American flag star.

Even has some patriotic ribbons to go along with it. Kind of has a whimsical shape to it.

53. Got any corks? Make a flag from them to hang.

I suppose most of these come from a craft store. Or at least I hope they come from one. Still, like the silver stars on it.

54. Nothing says you’re love for America than a shadowbox of paper flowers.

Well, paper flowers configured into an American flag, of course. Sure it has 9 stars but it’s the impression that counts.

55. This dresser is a must have for any American woman.

This one has an American flag painted on it. Hope whoever made this can get used to it all year round.

56. As you can see, this only sings the song of liberty.

Yes, it’s another patriotic wind chime. But it has the blue and stars on top.

57. There’s nothing more patriotic than an American flag made from shotgun shells.

Well, according to some NRA members. But as someone who doesn’t like guns, I beg to differ.

58. With this chair, you can find the Star-Spangled Banner at your seat.

Though many might view sitting on the American flag as desecration. Yet, most Americans would probably buy this anyway.

59. Never thought I’d see a metal flag before.

It’s even on a wavy metal sheet to resemble the American flag flying freely. Great to hang in any American home.

60. You’d almost think the flag was waving in this frame.

It’s actually an old shutter painted as the American flag. But you probably wouldn’t notice that.

61. Perhaps a 4th of July bandanna wreath would suit you.

Though keep in mind, bandanas often have some bad connotations to them since they’ve been banned by school dress codes. Still, you have to admire the stars on this.

62. Cinder block planters always shine in red, white, and blue.

Though they’re also heavy to lift as well. Might want to stick to wood or plastic instead.

63. Sometimes a simple decoration can say it best.

This is just a simple white yarn wreath with blue stars and American flag bows. So simple yet so lovely.

64. Every American couch should have a stars and stripes pillow.

Didn’t know they had a red pattern with white stars. Still, I’ve seen similar ones with different configurations.

65. Celebrate your 4th of July with some American flag china.

These may not be actual crafts. But they’ll sure be perfect for your Independence Day barbecue.

66. May this patriotic mason jar be a beacon of liberty in your home.

It even has a light to illuminate your party during the fireworks. Doesn’t seem quite hard to make.

67. This glass apothecary jar is filled with some of the finest American kidney beans.

As to how they managed to find red, white, and blue ones is a mystery to me. Oh, wait, they used black ones for the blue.

68. No little girl should celebrate the 4th without wearing an American flag dress.

Well, that’s a cute little dress. And it’s sure to make any girl a star-spangled darling.

69. A rustic wreath should have a flag and star.

It also has burlap and a berry wreath around the white star. Love it.

70. A rag wreath like this on the 4th of July is as good as any.

This one seems to have mostly red with white polka dots. But it’s just as patriotic nonetheless.

71. Perhaps you might want to stick a bunch of flags in one basket.

Well, you see a lot of American flag displays like this one. But I’m not sure if that’s overdoing it.

72. These star spangled flower pots make perfect patriotic planters.

These have stripes on the brim and stars on the pot. At any rate, they tend to be stacked together for height.

73. Nothing makes a 4th of July barbecue like a star spangled chair.

This one has a star back and a striped bottom. Hope it goes with a set and a table to match.

74. A 4th of July table should be star studded along the border.

And as a matter of fact, this one definitely is. Love it. So pretty.

75. A navy blue star is always stellar on a striped canvas.

Well, it may not look like the flag. But it’s in red, white, and blue just the same.

76. A glass block of the American flag is always stunning in beads.

This one uses shiny pears as stars. Nevertheless, I adore it and wonder if it lights up.

77.  By painting an American flag, you can turn a crate into a planter.

Just has a few stripes and 9 stars. But as long as it resembles a flag, I’ll take it.

78. Wooden firecrackers should always come with wooden stars.

Each of these has red white and blue to show for it. Yes, I’ve shown several of these but they’re popular 4th of July decorations.

79. A pallet doesn’t always have to resemble an American flag.

But as long as it has the basic stars and stripes, it can work. Wouldn’t mind hanging this on my wall.

80. These star-spangled firecrackers make for a spectacular 4th of July display.

One has stripes. One has stars. And one has both stars and stripes. But all have rope wicks.

81. Looks like these fireworks bring a lot of explosive fun.

This one has shiny stuff coming out of it and patriotic bows. And all on a red wood platform.

82. Let your clothes dry this Fourth of July with these American flag clothes pins.

Yes, these exist. And they just require you painting an American flag on them. Though that might be hard to pull off.

83. It’s always anchors away with this maritime wreath.

Has an anchor at the center and American flags on the sides. And the wreath is covered with rope.

84. There’s nothing more American to carry around with you than an American flag tote bag.

It’s just a tote bag with stars and stripes painted on there. Pretty ingenious if you think about it.

85. No woman can be in her 4th of July best without these star-spangled earrings.

These are probably not meant for my ears. But they’ll surely go well with any red, white, and blue outfit.

86. Show your love for America this 4th of July with this set of wooden blocks.

Consists of a map of the US, the 4th, fireworks, stripes, and a star. Looks great on any American mantle.

87. This patriotic kitty can always make America proud.

Well, is an amigurumi kitty. And she’s even waving an American flag. So cute.

88. With smaller flower pots, you can make some spectacular candle holders.

Well, they’re small pots so the candles can fit in them. But they sure consist of stellar designs.

89. If you don’t have a real flag, a ribbon one will do.

This one has a felt union with sequin stars and ribbon and lace stripes. Great project for those with scraps.

90. You surely can’t be without these flower pots at your 4th of July barbecue.

Each one is designated for forks, knives, and spoons. And each is in a patriotic motif.

91. All these firecrackers need is an American flag.

They’re also on a white wooden platform. Each one has stripes and a star on top.

92. With enough of the right burlap scraps you can make an American flag wreath pin.

Also, has buttons for stars. Kind of nifty idea. Wonder what this will go with.

93. You can even have an American flag on a basket.

Now that’s a funny way to show patriotism. Then again, I kind of prefer the flags be in the basket than on one.

94. Light up your 4th of July with this American flag candle log.

You can put a bunch of candles on it. It’s also painted with stars and stripes.

95. You can’t do wrong hanging red, white, and blue stars.

These are quite stunning. And once you cut out the stars, it’s easy to make.

96. A red, white, and blue star is pure patriotic splendor.

It’s made from wood which is mostly red and white. And it has a blue bar of stars. So lovely.

97. You’d see sparks coming from these dowel fireworks.

Well, the sparks seem to consist of yellow stars. But the blue gingham ribbon ties them all together.

98. Red and white flowers make for a simple 4th of July wreath.

Well, simpler than some of the other wreaths with flowers. Love the navy blue bow.

99. This American flag quilt is a real patchwork.

It’s an especially perfect American quilt for a patchwork nation. Because the US is a nation of diversity. Anyone who doesn’t believe that should get their racist head out of their ass.

100. Drape your American couch with this quality 4th of July quilt.

This is a quality quilt that seemed to win a prize. Anyway, it has an eagle with flag shield. Love it.

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The High Strung World of Beadwork

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Since the very advent of modern humans, people have strung beads for ornamentation mostly for jewelry and other personal adornments as well as wall hangings, embroidered decoration, and even sculpture. Yet, they’ve also been used for religious purposes, good luck charms, curative agents, and for trade. Since they’re usually made from a variety of durable materials from all shapes, sizes, designs, and colors, they often survive in the archaeological record. Almost every culture in the world has their own form of beadwork with Native American styles being among the most well-known. Though to be fair, Native American beadwork as we know it didn’t develop until the Europeans introduced glass beads. A lot of African and Pacific Island cultures are identified with using beadwork as well. Today modern beadwork is often seen as a creative hobby to create jewelry, purses, coasters, and dozens of other crafts which can range in varying levels of difficulty and specialization. Nevertheless, you’d find plenty of bead crafts on Pinterest which can be quite elaborate and beyond a normal beader’s expertise. So for your reading pleasure, I give you a treasure trove of all the things people have done with beads.

  1. You can create a pretty picture with shiny Mardi Gras beads.

Though Mardi Gras beads normally come in gold, green, and purple. But the flower is certainly stunning.

2. A white beaded peacock always makes an impression.

There’s a whole range of these kind of birds on Pinterest from Eastern Europe. Still, it’s lovely.

3. It would be wise to go with an owl pendant.

Apparently, birds are a common motif. But I love how the pearl beads on this one.

4. Didn’t know you could uses beads on baskets.

Then again, it’s standard practice in a lot of places in Africa. Nevertheless, it’s quite an elaborate piece.

5. Strung pearls will certainly enhance any pocket watch.

Yes, it’s a watch cover. Or maybe it’s a purse cover since most of us don’t use pocket watches anymore. Either way, doesn’t seem to come cheap.

6. There’s nothing more chic than Ancient Egyptian style scarab necklace.

Yes, scarabs did have a sacred place in Ancient Egypt. But Ancient Egyptians usually wore beaded collars instead of necklaces as far as I know.

7. This beaded dragon pin can fit in the palm of your hand.

Yes, you can create cool dragons with beads. This little guy may be tiny. But it is fierce.

8. With enough beads and artisty, you can create a flowery tapestry.

Flowers are another common motif in beadwork as you can see in this embroidered masterpiece. And yes, you’ll see more of these displays.

9. Beaded animals can come in a variety of patterns.

I bet these are probably African but I’m not so sure. Because you can’t always tell by the pattern.

10. Light beads seem to have a certain elegance on necklaces.

Still, I’ve seen a lot of elaborate bead necklaces a normal person wouldn’t wear. But this one is quite modest and is not among them.

11. You’d almost mistake this beaded iris for the real thing.

Actually not. But it certainly bears a very close resemblance to one. And certainly fits well in a vase.

12. There’s no better beaded flower to adorn yourself with than a purple rose.

These are lovely. Though I’m not sure whether I’d want to wear these if I had them.

13. Never thought I’d see a beaded car before.

This one makes a lot of hippie Volkswagen Beetles look plain by comparison. But it’s in the Huichol style from Mexico.

14. It should go without saying to use beads for wind chimes and other garden decoration.

These beads dangle like they’re bright stones in the sky. Must be dazzling on sunny days.

15. Now that’s a weird looking bird statue.

Yes, this one has an owl body and a doll head. Don’t ask me why someone created this. Because I have no idea.

16. Black and white flowers could never be better intertwined.

Even their stems and leaves are in such respective colors. Love the gold on the petals.

17. This beaded tidal wave is a magnificent sight to see.

You’d almost swear it’s a painting. Love how the beads shine in this. So pretty.

18. Nothing looks better in your home than a beaded pink orchid.

And you don’t have to worry about watering it. Nor would you have to worry about throwing it out after some time.

19. You can’t resist this funky owl.

Yes, this beaded owl sure seems out of a psychedelic acid trip. But it’s certainly a hoot.

20. Sometimes natural rock beads make great jewelry pendants.

Though I’d prefer a more symmetrical design. But this set looks quite cool. Though I’d never buy it.

21. Light green beads have a certain shimmering quality.

Light green isn’t a favorite color of mine. In fact, far from it. But this necklace is quite stunning.

22. A beaded dragonfly can have as many stones as you want.

There seems to be a lot of turquoise here. Much fancier than I could see in a normal dragonfly.

23. Never have a come across an old fashioned camera in funky colors.

The camera is a brownie box which was among the first user friendly cameras of its day. But the beaded colors are awesome here.

24. I’m sure you can’t hold water in a beaded vase.

Then again, it’s most likely for decoration anyway. So make sure you put beaded flowers in it to match.

25. With the right color configuration, beaded jewelry can make a lasting impression.

I guess this is in the peacock motif. Love the dazzling blue beads near the pendants.

26. What the hell is that thing with the penguin?

I don’t have the slightest idea. But this is certainly a captivating scene to me.

27. How about a necklace in a Celtic design?

Well, it certainly has a Celtic look to it. But whether my ancestors wore something like this or not is a mystery.

28. Seems like this sink is full of dishes.

Actually it’s more of a beaded display. But you’d almost think it was in your house, would you?

29. Cameos always make fine centers on a distinguished necklace.

Well, this necklace is fancy. Love the beads on this. So beautiful. Love it.

30. This pin almost resembles a medal.

Well, if it wasn’t made of beads, that is. But it’s a nice one to put on the collar or coat.

31. There’s nothing about this little bird pin you can’t resist.

I’m sure a sweet little bird would go quite well on your shirt. So adorable.

32. A long necklace pendant can certainly dazzle.

Love the jewels on this one, especially if they’re purple. Though might weigh someone down if worn.

33. A pendant should always match the string.

This necklace has a bright green beaded pendant. Not sure what style it is, but it’s not bad.

34. A beaded fish appears magical in a beaded ocean.

Well, ocean motifs have to be quite common in beadwork. But this looks especially stunning.

35. You’d almost think a pearl was in this beaded shell.

Well, it kind of is. But it has a spectacular shiny shell to matched lined with gold. Lovely.

36. Complete a peacock look with this necklace.

But understand that the feather top can dangle. But it’s rather impressive.

37. I’m sure this beaded serpent can fit around your wrist.

Well, it certainly looks kind of cool. But I think wearing it can weigh you down. Still, looks fierce.

38. You’d certainly want to find this beaded blue moth in your jewelry box.

Yes, it’s a moth because it’s fuzzy and has a elongated wingspan. But it’s prettier than a live one.

39. Never thought I’d see a funky doll like this.

She has a beaded body of many designs and hair of 3 different colors. Not sure what I’d think if I ran into her.

40. You’d almost think this necklace is leafy green.

Almost seems like something you’d see an Elf wearing in Lord of the Rings. Yet, it has a rather nature fantasy ring to it.

41. How about a peacock around your neck?

Well, the peacock necklace is rather original. And it doesn’t hurt that it’s part of a set.

42. If you want style, then this purple beaded necklace can suit your fancy.

Wouldn’t mind wearing this. Love the purple with the gold. Not sure about the green jewel pendant.

43. Beaded flowers always look stunning on any embroidered tapestry.

Though this is more of the table runner variety than the last one I showed. But the flowers are nonetheless lovely.

44. These pearls fit like peas in these gold pods.

Though the pods are also made from beads. Still, not really my cup of tea but the design is clever.

45. An aquamarine pin always stuns on any occasion.

This is in a leaf shape with a jewel. But you can’t help but adore it. So pretty.

46. You can’t take your eyes on this floral purse.

Well, this one is as flowery as it’s fancy. Love the flowers on it. Though wouldn’t want to carry that around with me.

47. Speaking of flowers, get a load on this floral necklace.

Though I don’t really care for the light green leaves. But the flowers on this are simply beautiful.

48. You’d never this was of a beaded lily pond.

But yes, it’s an artistic rendition of a lily pond made of beads. Though I’d understand if you think it’s a painting.

49. This beaded Asian temple tapestry almost brings you to another world.

Not sure if it’s supposed to be Chinese or from any other East Asian nation. But it certainly has an Asian feel.

50. Wonder who this beaded lady is supposed to be.

Seems like she’s a superhero of some sort. Yet, I’m not sure who. But she’s definitely not Wonder Woman.

51. Behold the beaded bear claw on this necklace.

This is in a Native American style. Yet, it also uses all the colors of the rainbow.

52. You’ll always look chic wearing a purple beaded shawl.

Though I guess it’s only for personal adornment. So beautiful. Love it.

53. Here we come to a dazzling dragon guarding her eggs.

Keep in mind that in folklore, female dragons are always more dangerous than the males. This is especially the case when she has eggs or young.

54. You’d almost think this pink beaded tree has come to spring blossom.

Reminds me of a tree you’d see from Dr. Seuss. Though I saw a lot of beaded trees on Pinterest.

55. A fancy purse should have a bright floral design.

Of course, this purse wouldn’t come cheap if you saw it at the mall. But I love the fancy design.

56. This beaded book cover leaves much to the imagination.

Who’s going to bet that the cover depicts what the book is actually about? Best you not judge by the cover.

57. There’s nothing more resplendent than a beaded headdress with peacock feathers.

This one appears to be made for a queen. Love the beautiful beadwork. So stunning.

58. A small beaded purple bird is one you never forget.

Well, it’s not all beaded. Yet, you have to admire the wings and tail feathers.

59. There’s something slitheringly stylish about this cobra necklace.

Another Ancient Egyptian style necklace. Not period true, but I do love the dangling beads on the edge.

60. Perhaps you might want to dry this dangling bead outfit?

Seems like something you’d see in a Victoria’s Secret fashion show. Lovely but not something most people would wear.

61. A bejeweled necklace is an adornment of unique elegance.

Well, this is dazzling. Such a lovely design with so many color jewels. Pretty.

62. Sometimes a simple bracelet can do the trick.

This beaded bracelet has purple jewels and beads to match. And it’s all lined with gold.

63. When working with large stone beads, perhaps some smaller ones can fill in the details.

This one seems like you’d wear it for a party. But the large blue stones and the gold bead leaves make a wonderful combination.

64. Bet you never came across a flower basket like this before.

Well, the flowers and butterfly are made from beads. So you don’t have to worry about them wilting or flying away.

65. You can never have enough jewels on a beaded necklace like this.

You’d think to wear this one at a fancy dress ball. Has a certain elegance to it. But might weigh you down.

66. Wearing this dragon necklace might let you enter in a blaze of fire.

Helps if it has a yellow jewel encrusted as its belly. Love how it spreads its wings.

67. A beaded Blue Heron can look magnificent in the sky.

After all, with beads and wires, who knows what you can make. So lovely.

68. For more formal occasions, you might want to wear this necklace.

This one has a lot of beads dripping and pendant down to the stomach. Beautiful but not something I might want to wear.

69. Grace your home with this floral beaded vase.

Perhaps a floral motif is rather fitting. The color scheme on this one isn’t that bad either.

70. This beaded necklace is certainly seaworthy.

It has a turquoise shell in the front. Yet, I have to admit it can use a few pearls.

71. For the spring, you might want to wear this blue butterfly necklace.

Now this is quite dazzling. Love the wings spread out. So pretty.

72. Didn’t know that a weeping willow sprouted pink flowers.

I don’t think it does. And I don’t think it’s a willow. But it’s sure stunning to behold.

73. This scarab necklace is certainly festive.

Not sure if it’s Ancient Egyptian in style. But I’m sure it can be seen for miles.

74. A dragon fly pin should shimmer in vivid color.

Well, it certainly gives an impression. Love the wings. So pretty.

75. How about a beaded birch in autumn?

It’s a birch tree all right. And I guess the beaded leaves are a yellowish brown. More naturalistic than the pink trees though.

76. If you’re not a pink tree fan, perhaps try blue.

Yes, this a blue bead tree. Not sure what’s supposed to be specifically. But goes nicely with the pink ones.

77. A black and white beaded butterfly pin has a certain elegance.

Well, black and white stones, anyway. Still, wouldn’t mind wearing this on my coat.

78. There’s something twisted about this necklace.

Okay, it has a braided pendant design with the beads embroidered. But it can be particularly stunning if you ask me.

79. Perhaps you’d want a necklace reminding you of the night sky.

Well, it’s quite lovely in its own way. So I guess the tassel beads are the tree roots. Or are they the night sky.

80. Now that is one funky bird.

Not sure what that bird is supposed to be. But it sure leaves a colorful impression you won’t forget.

81. For emphasis, this red pin will do.

Resembles a jewel you might find at some royal ball. Almost seems like it costs a fortune.

82. A square purse should always be richly decorated.

Now that is a sensational purse. Love how it’s embroidered on purple. Wouldn’t mind having this.

83. How about a forest scene near the ocean?

Didn’t know you could find beadwork like this. Reminds me of a painting.

84. A necklace like this will make you as pretty as a peacock.

Yes, it’s a sensational peacock necklace. But it’s quite elaborate compared to the other ones I’ve shown. So pretty.

85. Wonder what the hell’s on that polar bear.

Think it’s supposed to depict a Native American story. Judging that it’s a polar bear, I’d say it pertains to a tribe in Alaska or Canada.

86. This dragonfly pin is set to stun.

And it has very fancy wings and tail. Love the purple jewel on it, too.

87. You’d swear this came from a medieval tapestry.

Well, they did do beaded tapestries in the Middle Ages. But this is a style rendition, not the real thing.

88. A bejeweled seashell dazzles on the shore.

Unlike the last beach necklace, this one even has pearls. Love it.

89. If you want to see a colorful deer, try this on for size.

Though don’t bet on finding deer like that in Mexico. At least outside some store. Still, very stunning.

90. If you want an elaborate collar necklace, suppose this can suit your fancy.

Well, certainly has a rather modernist style. Like the colors on it though.

91. This blue purse can really go with a beautiful ocean tide.

Well, it certainly has an elaborate design on it. Very pretty and very ornate.

92. You’d almost think you saw this necklace in a jewelry store.

Then again, it’s certainly the work of a skilled beader. Love the pearls on this though.

93. This beaded lamp post picture really lets the light in.

It uses golden beads as light in a dark background. Still, wouldn’t mind having this.

94. May the sun always shine upon you during your days.

And the sun here seems to have a face. Anyway, love the brilliant blue sky.

95. You can always stun in this black and white necklace.

Well, this is more of a necklace like one of the peacock ones. At any rate, it’s simply gorgeous.

96. There’s something really eye catching about this snake.

Also, holds an apple in its mouth. Though most snakes are carnivores. Then again, rule of symbolism is probably involved.

97. A necklace like this can simply shimmer with purple stones.

Man, I love purple. Wouldn’t mind wearing this. But it would weigh me down. So pretty.

98. A basket of pansies will certainly brighten your day.

Yes, it’s another flower basket. But I kind of like this one better. Perhaps it’s because the flowers are more ornate.

99. Shiny beads make a wondrous carousel scene.

You can’t resist imagery like this. Love the beautiful gold on the trim. So pretty.

100. I’m sure this flower basket will add some color to your life year round.

Yes, beaded flowers are wonderful. And you can’t help but love these. So pretty.

The Fastened World of Button Craft

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Whether to fasten your clothing or just to make you look sharp, buttons have been made from almost every possible material imaginable. In 1918, the US government made an extensive survey on the international button market listing buttons made of vegetable ivory, metal, glass, galalith, silk, linen, cotton-covered crochet, lead, snap fasteners, glass, enamel, rubber, buckhorn, wood, horn, bone, leather, paper, pressed cardboard, mother-of-pearl, celluloid, porcelain, composition, tin, zinc, xylonite, stone, cloth-covered wooden forms, and papier-mâché. And they’ve been on almost every article of clothing imaginable like shirts, dresses, pants, shoes, jackets, coats, skirts, and even bags, wallets, and purses if you can count the last two. Also, they’ve been around a very long time in history as buttons and button type fasteners have been found in the Indus Valley Civilization, Bronze Age China, and Ancient Rome. But the functional buttons we know today were invented in 13th century Germany. As we all know, buttons can fall off or get lost from time to time. Then there are people who have so many loose buttons that they’re not sure what to do with them. Nevertheless, you’ll find buttons used on Pinterest for almost every known craft project imaginable. Some buttons are used to create pictures. Some to decorate lamps and furniture. However the case, here I bring you an assortment of them for your own reading pleasure.

  1. This buttoned family appears well fastened.

    Well, it’s a familial display like a stick figure family on one’s car. And this one has a bunch of boys.A buttoned garden should have all kinds of flowers.

    2. A buttoned garden should of all kinds of flowers.

Here we have buttoned flowers of all shapes and sizes. Though none seem to have leaves.

3. A buttoned tree is perfect for two lovebirds on as spring.

Though a swing won’t make an adequate nest. Also, it seems like autumn. Shouldn’t these two be flying south?

4. For a tractor, nothing runs like a Deere.

Because a Deere is one of the most recognizable tractors around. But have you ever seen a button version? I think not.

5. A salt shaker makes an excellent fastened bouquet.

I see this one is for a wedding. But you have to admire how these match the pearls.

6. You should see the kind of leaves you’ll find on a buttoned tree.

While most trees have green leaves, this one has leaves of all kinds. Because why not?

7. This button couple is very attached to one another.

Of course, these button sculptures wouldn’t be possible with wires to make them 3 dimensional. Still, I prefer the button pictures anyway.

8. Buttoned flowers look splendid in a vase.

These flowers even have their own petals of various designs. So lovely.

9. Anyone in Paris has to enjoy a buttoned Eiffel Tower.

Because the Eiffel Tower is pretty much the symbol of Paris, France. But they also have other famous landmarks, too.

10. A rainbow of buttons can always give you a smile on a rainy day.

But I’m sure most of these buttons come from a craft store. But it’s still quite beautiful.

11. The most pearly buttons should always be used for a crescent moon.

Well, it’s not exactly a pearly moon. But you have to admire the crescent shape and the stars.

12. A rooster always has to have a well fastened look.

Though you don’t always need to use flashy buttons on it. Still, great for a rustic farm setting.

13. For cloth napkins, may I suggest some well attached fruit decoration?

Well, these napkins don’t use as many buttons. But the concept is quite clever.

14. A painted Christmas tree can be resplendent with button ornaments.

You’d almost think they were painted on. But you’d be wrong. Still, it’s beautiful.

15. With button designs, it doesn’t matter what cloth you use.

Almost makes you think it’s a nebula. But it can be based on some acid trip for all you know.

16. A buttoned cat is always well-fastened.

Though this one uses buttons of all kinds of brown and black. So it’s not exactly a black cat.

17. For you pirate-minded folks, this buttoned skull and crossbones should suit your fancy.

Yes, the buttons may not be all of one size. But at least it bears a good resemblance.

18. Hope you appreciate some flowers from this dinosaur.

Guess this is for a little kid’s room. Yet, not sure how a dino can hold things with its tail. Then again, dinosaurs have been extinct for 65 million years.

19. If you liked The Very Hungry Caterpillar, then you’ll love this button picture.

Well, it’s a classic children’s book about a caterpillar that eats a lot. Still, the illustration is iconic.

20. For you maritime fans, may this one send you anchors away.

Seems easy to configure and uses all one color. But best if it’s sewn on white canvas.

21. Even unconventional buttons can have their own decorative value.

Never saw buttons like these before. Wonder if they were used solely for the pillow. Because that would make more sense.

22. Seems like this button tree has some degree of greenery.

Yes, but in various shades. Wonder if it’s a birch tree, too. Because the bark seems light.

23. For button flower leaves, may I suggest beads?

Though these don’t seem to be conventional flowers. Then again, it probably shouldn’t matter much.

24. Pastel buttons always go great on white tables.

Well, as long as the buttons are under a glass panel. But it’s lovely and adorable nonetheless.

25. There are plenty of buttons to make a rainbow heart.

Because who doesn’t love rainbows or heart? So pretty you can almost cry.

26. Speaking of rainbows, this circle of colors never seems to end.

Kind of reminds you of the Apple cursor spinner. Though I guess these were glued onto a paper.

27. This buttoned owl will surely give you a hoot.

After all, you have to admire its big eyes that seem all happy to see you. Nevertheless, this is certainly cute as a button.

28. Never thought I’d find a rainbow heart on a rock before.

Yes, it’s another rainbow heart. But this one has a different configuration and it’s on a rock.

29. This button tree has branches representing the 4 seasons.

Though no matter what season the tree is in, the branches seem quite bare to me. Also, the winter one isn’t suppose to have leaves.

30. This cardinal looks dignified perching on a branch.

Helps if its buttons are sewn on a burlap pillow. Perfect for rustic settings.

31. A buttoned bouquet should burst with vibrant color.

Yes, it’s another button flower bouquet. But this one has much more flowers together in a vase. Love it.

32. There’s nothing you can’t love about this metallic heart.

Well, it’s made from metallic buttons of all shapes and sizes. Yet, it certainly will go with any down home kitchen in the countryside.

33. Jasmine always shines in her sea green outfit.

By the way, there are quite of few Disney Princess button pictures you’ll see on this post. But I’m sure any Disney fan would adore it.

34. With pearl buttons you can decorate a wired heart.

Sure it might not look like much. But without the beautiful buttons, this wreath would be nothing.

35. All these cats are as cute as a button.

Actually they’re kind of freaking looking. But they’re made from buttons. So hence the pun.

36. Shakers make great vases for any kind of button bouquet.

They make great centerpieces, you don’t need to water them, and they never go bad you have to throw them out. And unlike some fake flowers, they don’t look tacky.

37. At a certain distance, you’d think this button tree was a painting.

Yes, I know I have a lot of button trees on here. But they’re a common motif. Also, this one has a whole set of leaves.

38. How about a tree with rainbow leaves?

Now that would be something I’d want to see. Unfortunately, trees don’t work that way. But you can always put rainbow buttons as leaves.

39. Button wildflowers look best in a field.

Almost thought these flowers were painted on. But they look fantastic.

40. Now that is a fantastic colored rooster.

Well, more colorful than the last rooster I put on. Love the tail feathers.

41. Hope this buttoned treble brings music to your ears.

I guess the bass clef wasn’t as elegant as this one. But it sure looks magnificent in black and white.

42. Nothing can make you resist this buttoned fox.

Not because it has a bushy tail and a head larger than its body. Still, it’s adorable.

43. A buttoned butterfly should have vibrant wings.

Even if most real butterflies actually don’t. Because why go with a dowdy monarch when you can have this?

44. Nighttime wild flowers are always well fastened near a lake.

Well, it’s a painting that uses buttons in such a scene. Love the button moon and flowers.

45. With these 2 buttoned glasses, please celebrate responsibly.

Yes, there are wine glass motifs for buttons as well. But this seems like it’s between a red and rose.

46. This white button wreath was sewn upon.

Wonder if this was used for a wedding or something. Still, it seems a bit flat.

47. Never thought I’d see buttons on a real wreath before.

Like how it’s also in purple and blue. So pretty I’d might want to put it on my door.

48. You’ll probably need so many pearl buttons to make a dress.

And you’ll probably need a lot of time on your hands to sew them all on. Yeah, I know it’s tedious work.

49. You’d never know what you’d find under this tree.

Well, it surely looks dazzling. Love all the button leaves of so many different colors.

50. This button lampshade really lets the light in.

And it uses buttons of all shapes, sizes, and colors. So pretty and so clever.

51. There’s nothing like this button flag from the US of A.

Though I’m sure most of these are made in China. Because most buttons are.

52. With enough buttons you can decorate a flower pot.

Best if you put them in a mosaic while it’s still clay. Or glue them on if the case may be.

53. A button tree almost sways in the autumn breeze.

And I see that some of them are already falling off. Because that’s what leaves do in a fall gust of wind.

54. Show your sweetheart love with this buttoned red heart.

After all, hearts are usually red aren’t they? I’m sure anyone would appreciate this.

55. This button mosaic is a fastened masterpiece.

Yes, it’s a button mosaic landscape. Not sure where that person got the buttons though I’m thinking craft store.

56. In life, adventure always awaits.

Yes, this is a house from Up. But this couple used this piece as a frame. So cute.

57. Nobody can resist a buttoned down panda.

Because pandas are adorable with their black and white faces. This one is no different.

58. Hope you can accept this buttoned rose.

I think this is part of some kind of collection. Yet, you have to love how they use the large red buttons. So pretty.

59. Never guess you’d find this colorful cat.

Hey, what did you expect? Sure colorful cats don’t exist in real life. But sometimes real life is boring.

60. Perhaps you might want some red flowers over yellow.

Well, this looks pretty nice. Like how the red button flowers really stand out in the white vase and yellow. And they even have leaves.

61. Nothing charms like a purple butterfly.

Even if they’re made from buttons with some resembling flowers. Wouldn’t mind having this one.

62. These button hot air balloons can take you to the sky.

Helps if they’re made from rainbow circles. Love these. So cute.

63. Perhaps a few jewels on a button heart.

Of course, the jewels aren’t real. But it surely makes the heart look more dazzling.

64. A blue button heart truly shines.

Well, it’s an unconventional color. But it certainly looks great on a wall.

65. With a button globe, you’d feel like traveling the world.

But don’t use this one to find countries. Because it’s in black and white and is only for show.

66. As on Up, adventure is out there.

Yes, it’s another Up house button display. But this one has a lot more buttons and it’s not used as a frame.

67. You might want to get a hold of this white owl.

Well, this isn’t the cutesy face owl. More of a shape. But it’s quite lovely in its own way nonetheless.

68. Seems like the colors change with every stripe.

Well, as you see on this heart anyway. But the background and button colors don’t match for a reason.

69. These button princess dresses are a tale as old as time.

Consists of Cinderella, Tiana, Belle, and Aurora. And they’re in blue, green, yellow, and pink respectively.

70. Thought I just saw a pink elephant pass me by.

Okay, it’s a pink button elephant with a small purple butterfly. And yes, it’s meant for a kid. Not a drunken hallucination.

71. Rainbow flowers really show up at night.

Well, sometimes a dark background is better. Though not exactly sure what these flowers are.

72. A button unicorn must always have vibrant colors.

Because unicorns are simply magical creatures. So pretty.

73. Now that’s a glass of real red wine.

Though normal red wine is usually a reddish purple. I know the colors don’t seem exact.

74. With enough buttons you can create a masterpiece.

Not sure what’s this supposed to be. Probably based on some acid trip.

75. Hope you enjoy this button wind chime.

Though I’m not really sure what kind of sound it would make. But at least it looks pretty.

76. There’s nothing like seeing a flamingo on the beach.

Though flamingos are beautiful creatures, they tend to be emblems of tackiness. Thanks to it being immortalized in lawn ornaments.

77. This elephant came with balloons.

This is for a baby, by the way. But yes, it’s quite adorable.

78. Now that’s a very regal fox.

Interesting it has a button with 8 holes. Not sure how that’s even possible.

79. Flowery white buttons always go well in a heart and frame.

That’s an interesting concept. Makes you think of spring for some reason.

80. A button hummingbird has to splash with vibrancy.

Though the hummingbirds you see are normally green and pink. But yes, this is lovely.

81. Get a look at this pretty seahorse.

And its buttons seem to match the background. Ocean lovers will adore this.

82. This seemed to get of by one note.

Well, a half note if you want to get technical. But the music sheet background is fitting.

83. It takes many buttons to make a heart.

And the buttons on this one are of all different colors on a canvas. So lovely.

84. A rubber duckie will but a smile on anyone’s face.

Because even in buttons duckies are so cute. Makes you want to hold it if it wasn’t glued to the paper.

85. With this button hot air balloon, you can dream big.

Well, hot air balloons seem to be a popular motif. Love the colors, too.

86. Sometimes button flowers can do with some real foliage.

Helps if you put them in a flower pot. But at least these will never wilt even when the plant will.

87. Buttons always look great around a mirror frame.

Though I’m not sure how many these are actually buttons. But I wouldn’t mind having this.

88. Now that’s a regal buck.

As with the owl, it’s more of a silhouette. But it’s one of great bearing, especially with the antlers.

89. Nothing should give you a hoot like this buttoned owl.

Yes, owls with large eyes are adorable. Also like the purple wings, too. So cute.

90. With this tree, you can watch the seasons.

Yes, it’s another 4 seasons button tree. And yes, at least the limbs get it right.

91. Make this Disney button portrait part of your world.

I’m sure Little Mermaid would like this one. Though Ariel is certainly not my favorite Disney princess though.

92. This buttoned sunflower is just what you need for summer days.

Well, it’s certainly vibrant with yellow flowers in imitation of the sun. But it’s not in season at the moment.

93. Seems like the sun is peaking from the clouds.

And yes, the sun is always seen as a pleasant image on any day. Except for people who get sun burned easily.

94. Buckeye fans might take to this button tribute.

Yes, it’s the Ohio State logo. And yes, it’s on a zigzag striped background.

95. White button flowers are great for a lampshade.

Well, it certainly matches the lamp. Though you can’t see all of it. Not that it matters.

96. How about some buttons on your bag?

Well, at least this one is rainbow colored. Yet, seems made by someone with too much time on their hands.

97. This peacock gives a dazzling feathery display.

Yes, this is a button peacock. And yes, the buttons are mostly blue and cyan. But it’s quite stunning.

98. Might want to take a look at this button starfish.

Sure it has no face. But the purple buttons certainly shine in all their glory.

99. Guess you’d want to feast your eyes on this buttoned castle.

This is supposed to be a rainbow Cinderella’s castle from Disney World. And yes, it’s certainly dreamy.

100. The moon in the sky always has to be pearly white.

And this one certainly has pearly white buttons in a crescent. Appears quite dreamlike if you get my drift.

Fun and Fantastical Dr. Seuss Craft Projects from the Truffula Tree Forest

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The wide world of Dr. Seuss is filled with so many whimsical contraptions that many would find impossible to replicate in real life. At least one in good working order. But they certainly delight us nonetheless. Yet, you’d also find plenty of Dr. Seuss crafts and other items that might whisk you off to Whoville, the Jungle of Nool, or the Truffula Forest. But you’d find a lot of other places, too. Naturally, many of these usually consist of activities catered toward children. Because plenty of schools and parents make use of them. Yet, you’ll also find plenty of other craft items in Dr. Seuss’s fantastical style. None of them consists of thneeds. However, I’m not sure what the hell one is used for anyway except making money for the Once-ler which leads to him decimating the Truffula Forest. Maybe we’re not supposed to. Anyway, for your reading pleasure, I give you an assortment of charming Dr. Seuss craft projects. Enjoy.

  1. You can make adequate Truffula trees with pool noodles and tissue paper.

Though you might need t use yellow duct tape for the trunk. Still, if you like The Lorax, these can’t be beat.

2. A Cat in the Hat child’s chair is always a delight in the home.

It’s even painted in blue, red, white, and black. I’m sure it’s made by a pro. But I like it.

3. A Green Eggs and Ham pinata is always full of surprises.

But at least in this one, you have candy. Not food-borne diseases like trichinosis.

4. You can’t steal Christmas without a Grinch ugly sweater.

I know Christmas is a long way off. But the Grinch is such an iconic Dr. Seuss character. So I can’t ignore putting a few in this one.

5. No one can say no to a Green Eggs and Ham snack tray.

It just has the green eggs and ham painted on. Nevertheless, it’s quite a work of art.

6. A Dr. Seuss shelf should always create a colorful impression.

This one comes in 3 sections. But you’d certainly find it at a Whoville furniture store.

7. It’s never out of style to wear a Cat in the Hat dress.

And you can’t get any better than with a Cat in the Hat sun dress. Best to wear on rainy summer days.

8. There’s never a bad time to curl up with a book when you have a Cat in the Hat quilt.

Certainly a crazy quilt indeed with all kinds of colors. But it’s as Seussical as can be.

9. This white bookshelf has a mind of its own.

Well, certainly seems like it. Still, not sure if I’d want to have it around my place. The shelves are uneven which is precisely the point.

10. A crocheted Lorax cap will keep your little one nice and warm.

Sure the Lorax is a fuzzy character since he’s orange and hairy with a long yellow mustache. But he’s not particularly cuddly. Though this hat certainly is.

11. Your little ones will always match with these Thing 1 and Thing 2 crocheted caps.

Well, Thing 1 and Thing 2 are the Cat and the Hat’s main entourage. Still, these are cute.

12. If you like Dr. Seuss, then you’ll certainly adore these chairs.

These consist of the Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, and the Lorax. And all are in bright colors.

13. Red and white stripes with blue feathers always make a great Seuss wreath.

Obviously, This is from the Cat in the Hat. Since the blue reflects the hair from Things 1 & 2.

14. It’s easy to make a Truffula tree with a long stick and fuzz.

Nevertheless, they come in all shapes and sizes. Also, they all come in pots.

15. A Lorax amigurumi always speaks for the trees.

And here he has a Truffula tree in his hand. Though it would be much bigger than him.

16. There’s nothing better to snuggle in than a square diamond Cat in the Hat quilt.

After all, a Seuss quilt comes alive when you use some crazy patterned fabric. Love this.

17. You can’t have a merry Grinchmas without a Grinch wreath.

Even has a Grinch in the center holding candy. And it’s certainly in the festive Christmas spirit.

18. As we all know, Dr. Seuss taught us that reading is fun.

As this canvas hanging shows. Includes the Cat in the Hat, the Lorax, and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

19. Nothing makes reading more fun than a Cat in the Hat shelf.

It’s a Cat in the Hat shelf since it’s depicted in the iconic striped hat. Great for any kid’s room.

20. A Cat in a Hat apron is perfect for any kitchen adventure.

Still, you wouldn’t want the Cat in the Hat in your kitchen. Because he’d just make a real mess in there.

21. The Cat in the Hat could only dream of shoes like these.

Since they match his red and white striped hat. Though I wouldn’t want to walk outside with them.

22. A Cat in the Hat quilt like this can always delight on a cold day.

Yet, another Cat in the Hat quilt. I know you might be tired already. But there’s more to come from the other books.

23. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, it’s not going to get better, it’s not.”

I guess that’s the last Truffula tree. Yes, the Once-ler really fucked up with his insatiable greed.

24. You can always take this Dr. Seuss tote wherever you go.

Well, this bag features many of your favorite characters. It also consists of red and white stripes.

25. Wouldn’t you want this Truffula tree painting on your wall?

Maybe. But if you’re the Once-ler, probably not. Since it can serve as a reminder of how he screwed up.

26. There’s always a way to say “Merry Grinchmas.”

And I’m sure this sign is just the ticket. Love the green arm sticking out with the ornament.

27. Would you like a crocheted green eggs and ham?

Sure you can’t eat them. But you wouldn’t want to eat the real life equivalent either.

28. Nobody can resist a Cat in the Hat chair with a fuzzy seat.

It even has feet with shoes. Still, what’s not to love about this?

29. With this Lorax lampshade, you can illuminate a Truffula forest.

Though it’s more meant to cast shadows of the Lorax and the Truffula trees. But it’s pretty cool.

30. A hat made of ribbons makes a great Dr. Seuss centerpiece.

I guess this is for a Cat in the Hat themed party. But it’s spectacular.

31. Why have one candy dispenser when you can use 2?

Appropriately enough these are in the likeness of Thing 1 and Thing 2. And they both have blue feathered hair.

32. Nobody could ever resist stealing an amigurumi Grinch.

Sure he may not be in his Santa suit. But he sure as hell doesn’t seem like his heart is 3 sizes too small either.

33. Nothing can make your day like a Cat in the Hat bouquet.

Yet, the hat vase has a more twisty, turny stripe pattern. Still, this is perfect for any Dr. Seuss occasion.

34. You can always enjoy reading in this Dr. Seuss rocking chair.

At least I think it’s a rocking chair. But it only uses a few colors for simplicity.

35. This Lorax tote is 100% ec0-friendly.

At least compared to thneeds. For I’m not sure what they do. Still, better than paper or plastic.

36. This chair’s been painted in a real Seuss style.

And it seems to be in a more artistic style than some of the other ones. Like the patterns on the back.

37. How about some Truffula trees on poles.

Well, at least they stand up straight. Though don’t the Truffula trees in the book kind of bend down a little like palm trees?

38. If you love the Grinch, then this panel should tell you the real meaning of Christmas.

This one depicts the Grinch seeing the Whos sing together after he stole all their stuff. Of course, he can’t stop Christmas from coming.

39. Check out these Lorax shoes.

They certainly have great Seuss artwork on them. But the Cat in the Hat ones are much simpler to do.

40. You’d find that this Cat in the Hat bookshelf really comes in handy.

This is kind of neat. Uneven and with everyone’s favorite characters from the book.

41. Welcome guests to your home with a Cat in the Hat wreath.

Even has the Cat in the Hat on it. And it’s in classic colors from the book.

42. There’s something fishy about this chest of drawers.

It’s from One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. But it’s certainly great for a little kid’s room.

43. You can always read and keep warm in this Dr. Seuss quilt.

This one depicts many of the all time favorites. And each square has a lot of colorful illustrations.

44. You can even make your own felt Dr. Seuss hat.

Well, this is the one from the Cat in the Hat. But sure, it’s possible.

45. Grace your table with your very own Truffula tree wreath.

It’s set on the table so the Truffula trees can stand up. Kind of clever if you think about it.

46. Nothing makes your guests feel welcome than this Cat in the Hat wreath.

Couldn’t pass this one up. Since it has his face as well as red tulle and white ribbons.

47. Amigurumi Thing 1 and Thing 2 will bring you loads of fun.

Where the Cat in the Hat be without them? Still, you have to like their blue hair.

48. Thing 1 and Thing 2 always make a perfect pair.

Well, they certainly match in almost every way. Still, without their suits, you can barely tell them apart.

49. You’ll always look sharp with a Cat in the Hat ribbon pin.

Doesn’t seem that hard to make by the looks of it. Though I could be wrong.

50. I’m sure anyone would want to have this Dr. Seuss bookshelf from Whoville.

Comes in an array of different colors. But always fits best in a corner.

51. If you like Dr. Seuss, then you’d love these canvas quotes.

These are all painted, by the way. Each one depicts an illustration from a Dr. Seuss book.

52. For Christmas, you might want to steal this sign.

Okay, I was kidding on that one. But for a panel sign, this is absolutely perfect.

53. There’s nothing fuzzier to love than a Lorax wreath.

Well, he’s supposed to be furry. But I’m sure the face really looks like him.

54. You’re always invited for fun with this Cat in the Hat wreath.

This one has the trademark Dr. Seuss hat. Goes nicely with the ribbons and decomesh.

55. This Seuss quilt is one crazy patchwork after another.

Another quilt that has a lot of your old favorites. Love the use of covers.

56. You’ll always have a seat on this Dr. Seuss rocking chair.

Yet, I have a feeling this is more meant for kids. But I appreciate the paint job.

57. No nursery is ever complete without a Dr. Seuss mobile.

After all, a baby should have a mobile depicting what you’d read to them before bedtime. So cute.

58. When you go to the beach, you can cuddle with your amigurumi Star-Bellied Sneetch.

Yet, to be fair, the Star-Bellied Sneetches aren’t the nicest bunch. Since The Sneetches story is about racism.

59. You can have loads of fun on rainy days with this Cat in the Hat peg doll set.

Includes the Cat in the Hat, Sally and her brother, and Things 1&2.

60. If you enjoy Green Eggs and Ham, then I suppose you’ll rave about this quilt.

Seems like it’s more colorful than the Cat in the Hat ones. But please enjoy the illustrations.

61. This Cat in the Hat chair has a back with red and white stripes.

Well, this looks whimsical enough for story time. And it has the Cat in the Hat on the seat.

62. Hope you keep warm this Christmas season with this crocheted Grinch cap.

It’s bright green in order to stand out, too. Great for any yuletide winter’s day.

63. Perhaps you might guess the books on these samplers.

I’m sure you’ll have no trouble with them. But each one consist of a felt image.

64. Bet you want to get squeaky clean with this Dr. Seuss shower curtain.

Still, make sure you have a plain plastic one that goes under it. Because I don’t think such a design is practical without it.

65. Curl up this Christmas season with this Grinch quilt.

Well, that’s an interesting design. Funny, how I show a lot of quilts on this post for some reason.

66. Hope you might try having this Green Eggs and Ham shelf around.

It’s orange with green inside the shelves. Even has Sam I Am with his trademark cuisine on the side.

67. With these Cat in the Hat blocks, your child could learn their ABCs.

Each one is in a whimsical design. You can even see the Cat in the Hat himself on some of them.

68. There are always fun things to do with this Dr. Seuss stool.

But make sure it doesn’t end up in a science lab, workshop, or an art room. Since it’s richly painted.

69. Rest your head on a couch with this Dr. Seuss cushion pillow.

Features your favorite Dr. Seuss stories. And has a black and white fringe. So lovely.

70. Got a broken globe? How about make a lamp like this?

That’s for Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Yes, it’s certainly fitting in a way.

71. Perhaps you’d want a sample of green eggs and ham.

Well, that’s a rather detailed sampler. Like how they used the buttons as yolks.

72. Hope this old globe will show all the places you’ll go.

Now normally, I usually advise against decorating globes like this, But this kind of works.

73. That red shelf seems to have some personality.

Well, the white one is quite plain compared to this. But it certainly has the Seuss spirit.

74. You can always share a book when sitting on this Cat in the Hat rocking chair.

That one has a rather stellar design. And it has a striped hat on the seat.

75. Nothing says Christmas fun like a set of Grinch peg dolls.

Includes the Grinch, Max, Cindylou Who, and a Christmas tree. All in all, it’s quite clever.

76. No kid wants anything more than to cuddle with an amigurumi Cat in the Hat.

Well, his head is a little big for his body. But nevertheless, he’s adorable.

77. With Seuss baby bibs, your baby will sure look forward to dinner time.

Consists of a set of 3. And each is in a different pattern. But any tot will love them.

78. No elementary teacher should ever go without this Dr. Seuss wreath.

After all, many Dr. Seuss books are targeted for grade school kids. Yet, this one is certainly school oriented.

79. As it can be there’s always a great wide world for us to see.

Well, it’s a panel depicting a map of the world. Of course, it has to say, “Oh, the places you’ll go!” on it.

80. Wonder if the houses in Whoville resemble this.

Yes, it’s a Dr. Seuss style birdhouse. And yes, you can find ones in all different colors on Etsy.

81. These crocheted hats are perfect for a couple of little things.

After all, these are kids’ hats with designations of Thing 1 and Thing 2. And yes, they’re cute.

82. There’s something curvy about this birdhouse.

Yes, it’s another Dr. Seuss birdhouse. But this one is a bit wavier than the other. But it certainly belongs to Whoville.

83. Don’t leave home with Cat in the Hat tote bag.

This one even has straps you can fasten it with. Pretty ingenious don’t you think?

84. Nothing makes your bedroom better than a wavy blue dresser.

Though I’m not sure how you’re supposed to fit clothes into it. But it’s great for any Suessical bedroom.

85. Fans of One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, might enjoy this fishy quilt.

The book itself doesn’t have much of a plot. But the images are fantastic nonetheless.

86. It always works best with a Cat in the Hat chest.

It’s just a plastic chest painted with Cat in the Hat stuff on it. But I hope it keeps all your kid’s toys.

87. This Green Eggs and Ham quilt has some crazy patterns.

And indeed, it does. But it also has a certain whimsical charm to it, too.

88. Rest your head on this Cat in the Hat cushion.

Includes a quote by Dr. Seuss on it by the way. Still, you can’t help but love this.

89. Protect your hands in the kitchen with this Green Eggs and Ham oven mitt.

Since Green Eggs and Ham pertains to food, this is rather fitting. But please, real green eggs and ham wouldn’t pass a health inspection.

90. A burlap Grinch wreath should always suit your fancy on Christmas.

This one includes some lines from the book. But the Santa hat and green burlap sure go nice together.

91. Who knows where you’ll go with these shoes.

Well, since these are from Oh, the Places You’ll Go, it’s only fitting. But I love the art on these.

92. These Dr. Seuss pot holders are always essential for the kitchen.

And it helps that they’re both in the same design. Best to go with the Green Eggs and Ham oven mitt.

93. With this wreath, the Cat in the Hat welcomes you.

This one even includes Thing 1 and Thing 2. But yes, it’s surely and inviting sight.

94. You’ll always look spiffy with these Dr. Seuss bowties.

After all. old Ted Geisel himself liked to done one all the time. Still, these are great.

95. Enjoy your coffee in the morning with this Cat in the Hat ceramic mug.

Includes a striped handle and top. Sure it only depicts the hat. But it’s good enough.

96. Make sure to take this pillow with you while you travel.

Naturally, it’s for Oh, the Places You’ll Go. The hot air balloon gives it a touch of whimsy.

97. This Cat in the Hat apron will make anyone a kitchen maven.

Still, it looks quite pretty. Not sure whether I’d want cook with that on.

98. Instead of a thneed, cuddle in this Lorax quilt.

After all, thneeds are utterly useless unlike the Once-ler says. But this one is quite colorful with scenes from the book. And it doesn’t use any Truffula trees.

99. Make your guests feel right at home with this Cat in the Hat wreath.

Unlike some of the other wreaths, this yarn one isn’t too flashy. Just has his trademark hat and a bowtie.

100. Be a maven in the kitchen with this Lorax apron.

Well, it depicts some Truffula trees. Hope none of them get cut down. Oh, wait, they do.

The Festive World of Pinatas

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For honoring Cinco de Mayo this year (or Mexican Saint Patrick’s Day as I call it), I’ve decided that instead of doing a craft and treat post for observing the holiday, I decided to mark the occasion through a post on something we associate with Mexico. That’s right pinatas. Of course, in the US, pinatas are commonly used for children’s birthday parties which they wear a blindfold and try to whack it down with a large stick before everyone scrambles to get candy coming out of it. However, despite its common association with Mexico, the pinata’s origins aren’t just reserved for that country. In fact, the word “pinata” is a Spanish deviation of the Italian word, “pignatta” meaning “earthenware cooking pot.” Not to mention, the idea of breaking a container with treats had existed in Europe since the 14th century. And it’s very likely that Europeans got the idea for it from China where it was used to celebrate the Chinese New Year and depicted as either a cow or ox and filled with seeds. In Europe, it was associated with the Christian observance of Lent. The first Lenten Sunday was called “Pinata Sunday” with a celebration called Dance of the Pinata. The pinata mostly consisted of a clay pottery container decorated with ribbons, tinsel, and colored paper.  Though to be fair, Mesoamerica did have similar traditions such as honoring  Huitzilopochtli’s birthday in mid-December. So the pinata tradition wasn’t quite imported though the Spanish used pinatas for catechism purposes as well to co-opt the Huitzilopochtli ceremony. And the Mayan tradition before that involved something similar to what you see at kids’ birthday parties. Still, in 16th century Mexican Catholicism, the pot represented man’s struggle against temptation. The pot symbolized evil with whatever’s in it the seasonal fruit within. The blindfolded person with the stick represents faith. Anyway, today, you’ll find pinatas in all different shapes and sizes. And it Mexico, you’ll find it used not just for kids’ birthday parties, but also for Christmas, weddings, and other occasions. Nevertheless, for your reading pleasure, I give you a treasure trove of these Mexican containers of goodies.

  1. No hair salon party should do without pinatas like these.

Includes scissors, a hairbrush, shampoo, and a hair dryer. Guess these are filled with shampoo and conditioner samples.

2. You can actually sit under this toadstool pinata.

Now that’s a big pinata you wouldn’t find at kids’ birthday party. Made from paper mache.

3. A cupcake pinata should always have a cherry on top.

And I see it has sprinkles and chocolate icing. Can’t wait to the get to the filling with candy.

4. I’m sure breaking this pinata you’re fishing for something.

Well, I’m sure this one doesn’t contain any fish. But you’d have to be a real angler to hit this one.

5. This pinata was brought to you by your friendly neighborhood Spider Man.

Here we see him in an upside down position before he’s about to be broken apart by a bunch of excited 5-year-olds. Made from paper mache.

6. A minion pinata can always make birthday parties fun.

Of course, regardless what people might think about minions, they might agree on this one. But not always for the same reason. Yes, I know there are some people who don’t like these guys.

7. A lobster pinata makes a rather classic party addition.

However, only rich people can afford to have a lobster pinata at their kids’ birthday parties. Though I do like its tuxedo.

8. A tiki pinata can bring paradise to anywhere.

Though this might be a remnant of Polynesian culture. Because those tiki figures depicted their gods.

9. Nobody could resist this Dalmatian pinata pup.

Great for any firehouse birthday party. Though a German Shepard can do just as nice but they’re more associated with police.

10. If you like Pirates of the Caribbean, then this pinata is for you.

This one even has flaming tissue paper torches. Yet, we have to understand that a pirate’s life wasn’t as cool as these movies show.

11. Wonder what’s in this mysterious box.

According to Super Mario Bros., it can be a spotted mushroom that makes you bigger, a blinking star that allows you to shoot fire balls, or gold coins. Still, this is a pretty simple pinata to make.

12. A disco ball pinata always makes things groovy.

Make sure to use very shiny paper on the outside. But it must be broken to the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever.

13. This lipstick pinata definitely leaves a mark.

Even has some kiss marks to emphasize. Hope it’s full of candy and not cosmetic samples.

14. A happy butterfly pinata always brings a smile.

This is so cute I’d hate to see it broken open by a bunch of kids. But that’s the crux of a pinata’s existence.

15. This Frida Kahlo pinata is an artistic masterpiece.

After all, I can’t do a pinata post without including one of her. Since she’s an especially iconic Mexican artist.

16. A teepee pinata should have a few floral touches.

Though let’s remember not all of the Native American tribes lived in these things. Yet, they’re often depicted as such.

17. A rocketship pinata can always reach for the stars.

Well, great for any space themed party. And it doesn’t seem hard to make either.

18. You can never go wrong with a sandal pinata.

But remember that the candy is mostly stored in the sole and heel. Love the purple straps though.

19. You can’t deny the chemistry on this pinata.

This one has a flask filled with a purple substance. Nevertheless, I’m sure there won’t be harmful chemicals in this.

20. This happy raindrop sure won’t rain on your parade.

Doesn’t hurt it’s decorated with flowers either. Though looking at it requires a temporary suspension of disbelief.

21. This house fly pinata will never be an ongoing pest.

Okay, this is one of the creepiest pinatas I’ve ever seen. Probably one you’d want to beat open with a stick since it inspires nightmares.

22. Nothing makes a party like a pinata of Mr. Potato Head.

Wonder if it comes with detachable features like the toy. Great for a Toy Story themed party.

23. With this pinata, you can almost see the whole world.

This is a pinata of the globe all right. And yes, it depicts all the continents.

24. Snoopy and Woodstock are always a delight.

Another pinata I wouldn’t want to break down. These two are so adorable with each other. Though I never understand what Woodstock says.

25. This sun pinata can always keep you on the sunny side.

Because nothing makes your day like a bright smiling burst of yellow. And I hear this pinata is filled with sunny delights.

26. You never know what you’d find in a Russian nesting doll pinata.

However, I’m sure there are several nesting doll pinatas inside. So it’ll be a while before you get to the candy.

27. This fish pinata’s proving to be a real angler.

Another great pinata for fishing enthusiasts. Wonder if it’s used for any parties for Field and Stream.

28. A wedding cake pinata should be hoisted on high.

Doesn’t hurt if it comes with white roses. By the way, wedding pinatas are a thing in Mexico.

29. There’s nothing like seeing a rainbow pinata on a spring day.

This one even has rainbow streamers attached to it. So lovely.

30. There’s nothing you can resist about a cute little pink elephant.

By the way, a pink elephant is a euphemism for a drunken hallucination. Though to be fair, this is perfectly acceptable for any little girl’s party.

31. This penguin pinata is all decorated for Christmas cheer.

Yes, pinatas are used for Christmas, too. Still, this little penguin with a Santa hat is adorable.

32. There’s always something magical about a unicorn pinata.

This one even has a glitter neck and hooves along with a rainbow mane and tail. I’m sure any little girl would love it.

33. Nothing makes an impression like a shiny golden lightning bolt.

If you’re throwing a Harry Potter themed party, this is perfect for you. Or a Thor one since he’s the Norse god of thunder.

34. I bet this pinata contains something explosive.

Well, it says TNT on the outside. But I don’t think you’ll find any dynamite in there. Unless the party’s for a pyromaniac.

35. For traditional Mexican pinatas, you can’t go wrong with a 9-pointed star.

Mexicans use this one for Christmas, by the way. And yes, it’s decked in all kinds of different colors.

36. This bee pinata will always keep you buzzing.

And it’s face make it seem as sweet as can be. Made with paper mache.

37. I don’t think this lamp contains a genie.

Sure it won’t contain a genie that could grant you 3 wishes. But, hey, candy is just as good.

38. This Batman pinata never fails to save the party.

This one just consists of the bat logo. Yet, I’m sure it’ll delight fans young and old.

39. A Stay Puft Marshmallow Man pinata always needs busted.

Of course, he’s what everyone remembers best about Ghostbusters. Still, he’s supposed to be a menace storming the city. Not a cute little ghost in a sailor suit.

40. No princess could resist a pinata of Rapunzel’s tower.

Well, it’s certainly a work of art. Love the flowers and roof tiles. Would be a shame to see it hacked open by a stick.

41. Not sure how you hoist up this mounted deer pinata.

But it sure makes a swell decoration on someone’s wall. Until someone breaks it open.

42. With this hanging deer pinata you’re in for a real treat.

Though I recommend it for kid parties for late November and early December. Still, this just cracks me up.

43. This little kitty pinata is certainly the cat’s meow.

Of course, I could include a crude pussy joke here. But I’m not going to even try. Still, this is adorable.

44. There’s nothing buzzing at a party like this little beehive.

Sure it’s perfectly safe for any child to whack open this beehive pinata. But when it comes to real hives and wasp nests, just tell them to stay the hell away.

45. It’s always time to party with a goldfish pinata.

Yet, I’d be deeply disappointed if it didn’t contain any goldfish crackers inside. Love the little thought bubble.

46. A dolphin pinata can always make a splash.

After all, who doesn’t like dolphins besides the food they eat? Great for any ocean themed party.

47. A mermaid pinata can always enchant under the sea.

Though this one is more or less used for a children’s party. But she’s so adorable with her starfish.

48. Bet you’ll find all kinds of candy inside this boat.

Helps if it’s in red, white, and blue. If you like nautical, you’ll certainly like this.

49. If you work at PennDOT, you might want to go with this.

Yes, it’s an orange traffic cone pinata. I’m sure it’s pretty easy to pull off. Though it’s not a pinata I’d have in mind.

50. A purse pinata can contain all kinds of things.

Just like a purse. But I’m sure a pinata purse won’t contain stuff you’d find in a regular one.

51. My Little Pony fans will adore this Rainbow Dash pinata.

Though let’s hope this is used at a little girl’s party. Because from what College Humor says, bronies can be kind of creepy.

52. A doughnut pinata should always come in assorted sprinkles.

Even has some pink frosting to match. Nevertheless, it’s not a hard one to pull off.

53. A crown pinata is always fit for a king or queen.

Helps if the crown is large with gold cardboard and jewels. Though this one almost seems to pretty to smash.

54. This diamond ring pinata seems like a real jewel.

Still, I think it’s definitely for a wedding. Because pinatas are bad places to hide a ring in a marriage proposal.

55. This little chicken pinata is almost impossible to resist.

I mean it’s so white and fluffy. Would be a shame to break this one open with a stick.

56. A cactus pinata can never dry up a party.

As you know, cactus are associated with Mexico and the American Southwest. But at least this one doesn’t have spiky needles.

57. A pinata bread slice should always have sprinkles.

Well, you can’t go wrong with that. Besides, sprinkles always seem to brighten anyone’s day.

58. Now this pinata is just an imitation of a real game controller.

Yet, it bears a rather striking resemblance to the real thing. Must’ve been made by someone with too much time on their hands.

59. This pink owl pinata is certainly a hoot.

Yes, I’ve posted a lot of owl stuff on my blog. But you have to admit, this little owl is simply adorable.

60. These bride and groom pinatas make a perfect match.

Nevertheless, they come in a set. However, chances are they’re probably too big to top a wedding cake.

61. There’s so much to love about this rainbow heart.

Well, everyone loves hearts and rainbows. So it’s understandable why I included this. So pretty.

62. I bet this lollipop pinata contains all the sweets.

Then again, a lollipop pinata seems quite appropriate for parties. Because we all know what they usually have inside.

63. This red high-heel can always be the life of the party.

And I’m sure this one is used for more fashionable occasions. Though I hope there’s candy inside.

64. A flower pinata can always blossom.

Still, don’t see a lot of flower pinatas around. Yet, this pink one is quite lovely.

65. Nobody could ever resist this panda pinata.

After all, pandas are irresistibly cute and cuddly. Yet, remember they’re bears that can kill you.

66. You’ll always know it’s spring with this Easter chick.

Yes, Easter pinatas exist, too. And yes, this little chick hatches from an Easter egg. But it’s so cute.

67. “We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine, yellow submarine…”

I guess this one is for a Beatles themed party. Made of paper mache.

68. If you don’t know what this pinata’s supposed to be, then you don’t know jack.

As you can see, it’s a bottle of Jack Daniels. And no, I don’t think it’s for kid parties. Please whack responsibly.

69. Now here’s a pinata of polish.

Well, it’s a bottle of nail polish, anyway. Any bet those words stand for “Oh, my God?”

70. This ice cream cone pinata comes in a festive flavor.

Doesn’t hurt if it comes with lots of decorations. Bet it has some tasty treats inside.

71. Would you want fries with this pinata?

And it seems to have all the toppings on it, too. Still, clever but not my thing.

72. A flamingo pinata will always have you tickled pink.

After all, flamingos are graceful pink birds. Though lawn sculptures of them make them an object of tackiness.

73. I guarantee a pinata like this will make your party yuge.

If not, then it will at least it would make great therapy. Because beating a Trump pinata with a stick should make anyone feel happy in this dark time.

74. A dazzling bull can always make a memorable impression.

This is another traditional Mexican pinata shape. And yes, the bull has stripes of many colors.

75. A frog pinata can always make you jump for joy.

Well, big eyed frogs with a smile, anyway. Nevertheless, you can’t resist it if you tried.

76. It’s always a party with a bucket of Corona.

Well, I like how it has gold bottles and tissue paper as ice. Yet, like the Jack Daniels, it’s not for kids.

77. A chocolate chip cookie pinata always has memorable delights.

It’s also a rather easy pinata to make. But if you use it, make sure you don’t invite Cookie Monster.

78. With this octopus, I’m sure nobody will be disappointed.

The blue octopus even has a sailor hat on and a smiley face. So cute.

79. There’s nothing more fashionable than a pinata of Chanel No. 5.

And I hear it’s quite expensive, too. Can only be used for rich girls’ parties.

80. This white moon pinata always has pleasant dreams.

Not sure if they pertain to being hacked open. But I’m sure that’s what will happen to it.

81. A graduation pinata always shows that you’ve made it.

If it’s for college graduation, make sure it contains checks and cash for paying student loans. Because grads will sure as hell need them.

82. There’s always something pleasant about a sundae pinata.

Even comes with a straw and cherry on top. Any money that’s it’s strawberry flavored.

83. I’m sure a shark pinata is a real bite at parties.

Sure they may be feared as killing swimmers. But sharks seem to have their fans.

84. There’s nothing that delights more than a popcorn pinata.

Yes, it resembles the kind of popcorn you’d see at the movies. But it’s quite charming.

85. Celebrate this Cinco de Mayo with a pinata of Jose Cuervo.

Because there’s no beer like it that’s associated with the holiday. Also, it’s not for kids.

86. This robot pinata’s special talent is melting hearts.

Leave it to the magic of cardboard to create this icon of cuteness. Love it.

87. A pirate ship pinata can always make an impressive entrance.

Yes, someone made this. And yes, it’s certainly a masterpiece. Hate to see it hacked to pieces.

88. Emoji pinatas are always expressive.

These are more used for party favors. But I had them up so you can see as many emoji faces as you can.

89. You can never see a pinata like one of a rainbow zebra.

And please take a look at those stripes. Seems like you can see them for miles.

90. A peacock pinata can always show its feathers.

Helps if it has peacock feathers in its colorful display. Love it.

91. This dinosaur pinata is always so endearing.

Though it’s shaped like a T-Rex, it has spikes on its back. But kids will love it.

92. You can bet this fighter jet pinata takes to the skies.

Though it might take a lot to hoist it up. But yes, pinatas can look cool.

93. A sugar skull pinata can’t just be used for any occasion.

Also, had to include a Day of the Dead pinata like this one. Use sugar skull pinatas at any other time, and it might as well be cultural appropriation.

94. This pinata has a certain spray to it.

That’s because it’s a hairspray can. And yes, it’s in shiny pink to sparkle.

95. There’s something fishy about this sushi pinata.

Well, this sushi contains a fish over it. But sushi doesn’t always have to. And the fish doesn’t always have to be raw.

96. A pencil pinata always has the write stuff.

Well, that’s a rather interesting concept. Best for teachers’ parties in the faculty lounge.

97. Nothing makes a fiesta a hit like a bottle of tequila.

Well, tequila is a Mexican drink. But it has a stronger alcohol content than beer.

98. A bunny pinata always keeps the party hopping.

Yes, look into its eyes. So sweet and innocent. Hate to beat it open with a stick, wouldn’t you?

99. A dragon pinata always sparks a good time.

Sure it may not blow fire. But it looks nonetheless awesome in paper mache.

100. How about trying to break open this Golden Snitch?

Well, golden snitches do contain stuff inside them. But good luck finding a Resurrection Stone in this one.

A Wreath for All Seasons

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A lot of my craft posts have featured wreaths at one point or another whether they be for holidays, for fandoms, or other kind of decor like shells or jewelry. Whenever I go on Pinterest, I seem to find wreaths for almost every occasion you can think of. Whatever it is, chances are you’ll find a wreath for it. Nevertheless, I also find a lot of wreaths which don’t seem to fit in any set box. Some may be seasonal. Some might reflect an interest or profession. Some might denote an occasion like a wedding, birthday, or graduation. Some might take on a particular theme. And some might just exist to make the place look pretty. In any case, a lot of these wreaths can be just as memorable as the ones I usually put on posts. Nevertheless, wreaths have a long history and much symbolism associated with them since ancient times, especially around the Mediterranean. Though the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Etruscans usually used them as prizes or crowns. Yet, other ancient Europeans used them as decoration, too. Today, wreaths can denote so many holidays and occasions or possibly none at all. So for your reading pleasure, I give you a treasure trove of wreath for all seasons.

  1. This garden wreath is quite potty.

Well, it has a lot of small flower pots with seeds, tools, and a nest. Great for any green thumb.

2. A peacock wreath should always come with sparkling flowers.

I guess this for a rather festive occasion. Love the flowers and feathers. So pretty.

3. A flower wreath should have a few home and garden touches.

This one includes a birdhouse, watering cans, and a key. Not sure what season this is for though.

4. Even a fall wreath can seem rather festive.

And you can tell since it has a bow in two plaid ribbons. Also, sunflowers usually come around late in the summer and early autumn.

5. A wreath with a pink butterfly can make quite an impression.

Doesn’t hurt if it covers the center wreath. Great for spring.

6. A nautical wreath should always include a lighthouse.

Though a lot of beaches may not have them. Yet, I think it goes great with the shells.

7. Whoever has this wreath shouldn’t return with a story of how the big one got away.

Well, “gone fishin'” is an expression denoting that someone’s gone on vacation. But this is quite clever.

8. Floral china always make a perfect wreath for a tea party.

Though I’m not sure whether the blue one fits in. Then again, sometimes you have to go with what you have.

9. This maritime wreath is well anchored.

Speaking of nautical wreaths, prepare to see quite a few of them. Since it’s a popular theme. Still, love this one.

10. Flowers always look delightful crocheted.

Wouldn’t mind having this on my door or wall. Still, would look out of place on a tombstone.

11. A wreath should be about as colorful as the flowers on them.

This yarn wreath has interesting flowers on it. Though the stripes aren’t bad either.

12. Fancy drink umbrellas can always celebrate the summer.

Let’s hope whoever made this wreath got the small umbrellas from a craft store. Because I know these are often served with drinks.

13. A crayon wreath makes a great present for the teacher.

I bet this is for an elementary school teacher since it consists of a lot of crayons. Like the tape measure ribbon.

14. You can always grow to love a garden hose wreath.

Though this gardener’s wreath doesn’t seem to have any patience. Also, let’s hope the hose used wasn’t stolen or anything.

15. Some flower wreaths can do with a few pearls.

I can see why someone would want to make a wreath more fancy. Yet, I’m not sure if it’s necessary.

16. Apparently, this wreath seems rather brushed off.

Okay, it’s made with paint brushes on it. Great for a garage. Not so much for a living room or front door.

17. You can’t go wrong with a wreath of red roses.

Floral wreaths like these are great for almost any holiday or season. And one with roses is no exception.

18. A lantern goes great with yellow flowers.