This past weekend I was to attend a craft fair. Though I had some great paper mache sculpted pieces to bring, I wanted to put together some quick "fun" pieces to go along with them. And as I fished through draws and draws of craft material, I thought to myself, "Girl, you have way to much stuff!!" Well, maybe, not in those words. But nothing I would be able to repeat without possible offending someone. LOL
So my personal challenge came to be! Use nothing but what you already have in the house. Get rid of the "collection" of craft material that sits in the boxes and drawers and finally do something....anything with them! So, tonight I will start to share some of these creations with you. And as they are finished, I will post. Hopefully this will inspire all you creative souls to try the same.
Think of it this way. It will free up some space so you can buy new stuff!!
So, where to begin....
Well, I had bought a bunch of glass domes ages ago. They were in AC Moore in the clearance section. I had no idea what I was going to do with them, but at the time, I "needed" them. They have sat in a box for almost a year. So much for "needing".
I wanted to find a base for them, but none of my wooden bases were big enough. Go figure.
And then I noticed my paper mache boxes. I have tons of these around the house waiting to be painted. The dome actual fit on the smaller box if I flipped it upside down. And the cover held it in place. Perfect!
I grabbed my box of vintage "kitschy" christmas love and got crackin'...you know you have the same box....admit it!
There were a tons of vintage paper mache snowmen that had seen better days. Some were missing parts, Others had their plastic hats broken. I never had the heart to throw them out (oh no!) so I gave them a little tender loving care, and tah dah.....cute winter wonderland scenes.
The cutie on the right is still waiting for his dome and "bling" trimmings. I had to cut the box down because he was a tall one!
That poor guy had half a hat, and his head was almost decapitated. So sad. He is happy now.
Till next time,