More State Fair Projects

I made three really cool things for the 2019 State Fair, with wonderfully detailed photos of each step; even winning a 3rd place for one of them. Then, while sending the photos from my phone to the computer, I accidentally deleted them before they had a chance to load.

Yes, I have searched everywhere, even having my daughter AKA Computer Guru, help. Sadly, they are just gone.

So, here are the finished products, with as many details as I can 'recreate'.

Total Time: 6 hours

Yield: 3

Source: Some help from images on line, but the shoes were all mind



  1. The steps for these will be limited, with no photos. But, I will do my best to tell you what I did even if I can't show you.
  2. For the shoes, I chose all second hand stuff. The shoes were 4.00, the earrings on the back were 2.00, etc. I wanted them to be classy without being gaudy. The earrings went on the back, with a tiny resin heart below.
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  4. The sides, had a bit of the flat faux pears you get on strings.
  5. The front was fun, too. It had the ribbon, cut like a butterfly. Then, the same faux pears strip across the front, and a faux gem in the center of the butterfly. Viola'
  6. The peeking kitty wall hanging was fun. I soon realized however, that the green buttons I chose for the eyes didn't "pop" like I had hoped. Live and learn.
  7. I picked all the same color, so it would be easy to see the shape on the blue background. I found images of these and recreated the shape, even finding little "upside down heart" buttons for the ears. I hot glued the fabric to the cardboard, and put the felt over the corner folds.
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  9. Leaving room for the eyes and putting them in last, allowed me to put little buttons around them first. Then I put the edge of the wall on, covering a "fraying" end with a gem, too.
  10. The last craft was what I won 3rd place for. The "Some See a Weed Some See a Wish" is all over Pinterest, but my spin was what got me the white ribbon. The large (closest) and small (furthest) thistle are tile spacers you get in any hardware store.
  11. I made the blades, then the writing, before I glued anything. That way, I could make a mistake. I actually made 5 but had lots of paper. Once the "background" was right, I began putting on the spacers.
  12. The glue was easy to apply as the center of each spacer had room for just a tiny bit, and I didn't have to put it on the four pieces that made up the crossbar affect. I also knew the glass would hold them in place. One the gluing was done, I put it inside the frame and sealed the back.
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  14. NOTE: If you do this, get a shadow box. Even 1/4" leeway would have been grand as the spacers made the back of the frame bulge just a bit.
  15. So, there you have the best I can do to share this with you all. N-JOY!!

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