Saturday, February 10, 2018

Mardi Gras Shoe Box Float 2018

I recently entered a contest sponsored by the office building I work in.  Those of us who chose to participate were asked to use a decorate a shoe box to look like a Mardi Gras Float.
I am pretty sure they do it every year but I just never really paid much attention.  
This year I decided to give it a go.  I found out/realized about it on a Friday afternoon and was told it would have to be submitted by the following Monday.  Yeah....that's a problem.  I tend to go overboard on many of my projects.
Anyway....I was determined to make an amazing float and have it in on time.  
I spent most of Friday evening trying to figure out what I wanted to make.  I went through my entire craft room and both craft closets trying to get inspiration.
Then I remembered I just made some items for a Mardi Gras Ball with a Wizard of Oz theme.
So I decided to make a Wizard of Oz Float.
It was pretty much all hand made stuff using what I had at home.  I had a few other ideas I wanted to put on the float but I just didn't have the time.  I worked straight through the weekend until around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning.  I didn't even have time to clean up some of the minor issues I had but it was done and that was that.

Here is my final Mardi Gras Shoe Box Float

Wizard of Oz Themed Mardi Gras Shoe Box Float

Wizard of Oz Themed Mardi Gras Shoe Box Float

And here are the other 2 entries with the final result.
I won!
1st Prize to Wizard of Oz

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