Monday, January 31, 2011

National Tiki Day

I'll start by acknowledging that I am waaaaaay overdue for a new post. And believe me, more are on the way. But I have an excuse. My poor old emac computer (posthumously named Fergus) completely, utterly and totally fried itself. I'm talking toast. Flambe. It took 3 days for my attic to stop smelling like a weenie roast. Luckily some kind friends have helped me set up shop again and I'm back to work.

So until that new post is ready I give you some inspiration from my wonderfully creative 7 year old who, last week, declared a "National Tiki Day". It required the wearing of costumes during dinner, an abundant supply of fruit (perhaps to humor the hungry Tiki gods), and of course some great homemade tiki decorations. 

Given that a busy day of football watching and shelf dusting was already in progress we had to use whatever supplies we could find to make our tiki decorations. "And what would that be" you ask? (Go ahead, ask!)  Why, the cardboard inserts from toilet paper rolls and a strand of holiday lights. The results speak for themselves. 


  1. Aw, shucks. I was hoping you'd built some 8 ft tall tiki out of granite or something. But the tiki lights are nice, too.

    RIP Fergus. I imagine you are overcome with shame for whatever it was you did that pushed poor Fergie over the edge. He was so young. So young.

  2. We're working on the 8 ft tall tiki. Right now I'm thinking we'll work with snow and ice.

  3. Thanks, TP Craft. Feel free to use the idea on your blog (or link to mine). I LOVE your blog. Brilliant idea, great crafts on there. I'm all about using what is around the house. Right now we are collecting plastic bottle caps to make a "cap mural."