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Monday, December 10, 2012

All It Takes .. Part 1

Hello my dear friends,

all it takes some times to come up with an idea to create something neat is just one very plain piece ... in this case two simple plain brown paper mache stars which were the last ones in our Michaels. They were the last ones because they are slightly warped and do not lay flat. I actually just 'refound' the two of these again in one of my drawers whilst I was tidying up my studio and thought that I could make something very neat out of either one or even both of them for Christmas.

Normally I would decorate the star and use it as a tree ornament or something to be placed in a bowl with some pine cones and fir tree branches but this time I decided to think outside of the box for the first star.
After gathering all the bits and pieces I thought I could use for this creation it was hard to continue with my house chores so when ever I finished a chore I took a few minutes and worked on the star and once my chores were done ... so was my little creation too!
And this is what I came up with ... 


Of course I didn't stop there creating with only one of the stars, no ... the second one wasn't allowed to stay plain and brown either and that's why this post has 'part 1', because tomorrow I will share 'part 2'  of  'All it takes' with you and I am excited to do so.
So ... don't forget ~ see you here at Todolwen tomorrow.
I hope you are well and life is treating you kind my dear friends.
Have a peaceful and creative day,
Karen B.


  1. Soooo beautiful...you create such "wonder"ful pieces....thanx for sharing

  2. So pretty! I love the snow, a texture I'm not used to seeing. So lovely!


  3. Karen, that is such a sweet piece. You do come up with some lovely creative things.

  4. Oh my gosh I am in love! That is one beautiful creation!Hugs,Jen

  5. You are so smart to save this little tattered star and make it beautiful and special. Love it. Holiday bliss...

  6. Oh Karen, this turned out absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I love, love your snow...and the precious, teeny animals in your forest ~ just wonderful! I hope you are doing oh-so-good, hugs and love, Dawn

  7. What an unusual idea and so very pretty!

  8. Your thinking outside the box always come up with such wonderful ideas. This is just beautiful..a sweet mini winter vignette. Love it.

  9. That is just toooooo cute!!! I've got to make one of these!!!

  10. Simply beautiful,dear Karen.Love it.TFS,

  11. Oh my...that is so chipmunk cheeks cute. Love it!

  12. So beautiful and creative dear Karen--- you've made us all jealous!!

  13. Just beautiful! Thank you for showing us your amazing creations!

  14. This is so cute. Where did you find those cute chipmunks?

    1. So happy you like it. I found the little metal chipmonks on a flea market several years ago.