Thursday, June 08, 2006

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi Craft Projects

Al-Qaida terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed this morning in a targeted attack on his safehouse just north of Baghdad. Al-Zarqawi, who was second only to Osama Bin Laden as the world's most wanted terrorist, caused the deaths of countless innocents through bombings and beheadings.

Photos of al-Zarqawi's bloodied dead face have been widely circulated and downloaded all over the internet, which have led many to ask the question, "What should I do with my photo of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi?" The photo to the right shows an American soldier who chose to place his photo in a large frame. While one can't go wrong with classic frames, in case you are looking for something a little more creative I have provided a few simple craft projects. You'll need an inkjet printer and some simple supplies which can be purchased at any craft store.

*Cute Cocktail Coasters - Print out six small photos of al-Zarqawi and carefully trim the background away from his bloodied head. Using modge podge craft glue, apply one photo each to the bottom of six glass discs. Seal with extra modge podge - do not put into the dishwasher. Great for use when drinking your post hangover Bloody Mary.

*Embroidered throw pillows - Use cross stitch software to make a grid of the photo. Print it out on iron on paper and apply to off white fabric. Embroider al-Zarqawi's face using embroidery floss and don't be afraid to use vivid colors. When finished, sew to sofa coordinating fabric with wrong sides facing - leaving a side open for stuffing. Turn inside out and insert pillow form, close opening. Throw pillow on couch and sit your fanny right on top!

*Statement tees - Statement tees are all the rage now and these won't be any different. Print al-Zarqawi's face onto iron on paper and iron on to your favorite tee. (Irons are for adults only kids!) Use iron on letters to add a cool statement below photo such as:
- Fallujah - Wish You Were Here!
- I'm with stupid
- I was blown to bits and all I got was this stupid t-shirt
- If the safe house is rockin, don't come a knockin

These are just a few ideas I came up with. First lady Laura Bush is getting in on al-Zarqawi craft fever. In an interview this morning, Mrs. Bush told Katie Couric that she had already made the President a baseball cap which bore al-Zarqawi's post-mortem picture with the words,"Take that Bee-yatch!" She said she is currently crocheting the President some al-Zarqawi golf club cosies.

Happy Crafting!

In memoriam Abu Musab al-Zarqawi - Burn in Hell you Bloody Bastard.

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