...my starburst mirror...

Well, all good things must come to an end...and this week it was my turn to leave the One Month To Win It competition...but I had the best time! And I got to know some amazing bloggers...so thank you SO much to everyone judging/organizing/competing in the competition...and to everyone who voted for me - you guys ROCK!!! ...even if you didn't know it was me you were voting for...

I have to admit...this past week's challenge was especially challenging for me. We were to create something with natural items...in other words, items that could be found in nature...not manmade. I threw around a few ideas and decided on something that I have wanted to make for a while...a starburst mirror. Here's my version...






I started with just a few basic (and very inexpensive items)...a styrofoam circle, some spray paint, some wood craft sticks, some wood dowel caps, a small circular mirror, 2 long pieces of dried grass and some dried flowers...

I broke the tips of the craft sticks off because I wanted my mirror to look a little rougher...not as perfect as perfectly round tips would have looked. Then I used my hot glue gun and glued 2 layers of craft sticks all the way around the styrofoam circle...I spray painted the sticks and then added the mirror on top.

I took out all of the dowel caps and spray painted them the same color (Rust-Oleum's Hammered Bronze) as the sticks and then glued them around the mirror.



Finally, I twisted the grass into a circle, wired it into place and glued the dried flowers along the side of the mirror. A super-easy & super-fast project...and I love it...even if it didn't make the top 3...(smile).



Go check out the One Month To Win It blog! They are taking a break from the competition for August, but they will be back up and competing again this fall...who knows...maybe you could be the next winner...

Here are all the places I'm linking up to this week...(check 'em out!)

19 comments

  1. Love your mirror! Congrats on making it as far as you did. My friend Mary did a previous round of this competition--fun. :)

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  2. Darn....I will miss you there!!!! I loved following the competition!!

    But you did great! And your projects were amazing (as usual, my dear)!

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  3. I love it! And I'll admit, I'm quite surprised you didn't make it through this round . . . yours was definitely my favorite, so shouldn't that make it everybody, everywhere's favorite, too? I thought that's how these things worked ;-) Well, you did a great, great job, and I love all the projects you came up with!

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  4. Looks like it was a fun competition. Are you going to enter it again when they start a new round? Your crafts are great!

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  5. i loved this this is my favorite one out of all the ones ive seen on blogland... i cant believe you got voted off the island. ill keep you company.

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  6. Maggie-----
    a. I loved your project I totally voted for you, and I am super sad that you didn't get enough votes.
    b. I love your new blog look! Buttt I also kind of miss your old one because I really really loved it! :o) Did you do your blog-over? You are one talented gal!
    c. I hope you are having fun at the lake :o)

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  7. I'm so bummed you're out ... I love your projects! I have to say though, I had NO idea this one was yours ... darn. I'll look forward to seeing all your future awesome projects on your blog!

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  8. This is amaze-balls!!! I love all the special details! I'm also loving your new look on your blog :D

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  9. Love this! I'm sure you just haven't gotten around to linking it up at my BFF Open House ( hint hint hint ) Hugs sweets!

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  10. Your mirror is so pretty! You should be very proud of yourself =) x

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  11. I liked your mirror and I'm sad that we aren't in the game together anymore. Meeting you has been one of the highlights of doing the contest for me.

    I hope, if you had already started a final project, that you will show it to us anyway! I'm dying to know what you would have done. Lisa~

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  12. The nature themed thing would have been way out of my relm...honestly...the contest would have had a photos of Simon and Grace chucking rocks into the weeds...

    I love your mirror. It's cool (as were your other projects). You're the champ in my book.
    liZ

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  13. That mirror came out amazing and I'm glad you made something for you even if it didn't get you on to the next round. We all love it!

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  14. I think it looks great! I love the little dowel caps. Looks like something you could find in a high dollar store!

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  15. Just featured this as part of my Open House wrap up!

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  16. I love the mirror! Your fresh look on the blog is great also.

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  17. this is perhaps the prettiest starburst mirror i have seen, ever. A wonderful original approach to that favorite accent piece. great job!

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  18. I think it is pretty! There is so much detail. You did a great job!
    Stephanie
    mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com

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