Dumpster Fire Christmas Ornament

The term we've used to describe the year 2016 more than any other is "dumpster fire." Jennifer Brooks made herself a commemorative Christmas ornament illustrating just that. It was so popular that she was asked to make more for people to buy, but she doesn't want to do that. Instead, she has a tutorial so you can make your own. But it's really not so much a tutorial as it is the illustrated story of how Brooks made hers. Here's an excerpt.

Step 10: Obtain needle and thread. Oh my God, this is going to take forever. Which reminds you that 2016 gave us more than two dozen presidential candidates. Thanks for that, 2016.

Step 11: Get stitching! (Or gluing. Get some fabric glue and some glitter. Don’t be like me.) I stitched the 2016 and seam on the front of the dumpster first.

Step 12: Put the front of the dumpster on the back of the dumpster. Stitch the sides and bottom together like a wee wallet. Belatedly realize you forgot to stitch the top decorative seams on the front of the dumpster. Awkwardly do so now, stabbing yourself repeatedly with the needle.

Step 13: Peek inside your dumpster. Whisper into the void: “You killed Prince, David Bowie and Lemmy Kilmister, 2016. This is on you.”

So even if you have no interest in making your own Christmas tree ornament, you'll want to read the whole thing. Or go ahead and make the ornament so you can always remember how special 2016 was. -via Metafilter

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