Friday, September 24, 2010

Twine Pears & My First Linky Party

I made these on a whim the other day... and I was so excited to see how they would turn out I didn't take a supply picture.
I used medium sized round styrofoal balls, a bundle of colored twine from Dollar Tree, and cut up cinnamon sticks, along with a glue gun.
I started by gluing the end of the twine at the base of the ball. Then started gluing it around in a swirl...
And just kept going all around the ball until I got to the top...Now to be honest, I originally thought I was going to do apples.... BUT... a little light bulb went off above my head as I got to the top and I decided to do pears instead... So as I completed the ball, I started making a swirl on top of my first layer and went out far enough to start a pear shape, then went back on top of THAT layer.... so this would be a third layer of twine (are you with me?)

I just went back and forth, making each layer a little smaller until I got the desired height and shape of a pear! Then I stuck a piece of cinnamon stick on the top!
How fun would it be to have a green set as well, along with some red apples? Might have to make a little trip back to Dollar Tree to see what colors they have left!

Yellow and Green Pears NOW AVAILABLE in my Etsy Shop HERE!
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This is my very own Linky Party Debut! I'd love to see what you all have been up to!

Here are the basics:
1) Follow my blog, then leave the link to your blog POST, not the main blog
2) Link up anything you have been up to; craft, recipe, DIY project, etc (but please no direct links to etsy shops or sale sites)
3) Link back to me in your blog post or grab my button if you'd like ----->
4) Check out the other linky participants while you are here and leave them a friendly comment or hello!

I'll post some of my favs! I can't wait!

28 comments:

Show Me Mama said...

Very nice. I love crafts and I can think of a lot of project with that. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful craft tutorial.

Show Me Mama said...

oops and I am also your new follower. You can follow me back at http://showmemama.blogspot.com. Make sure you leave a comment so I know you visited.

Have a great weekend
ShowMeMama

Terrell said...

Totally loving these fabulous finds! I love decorating with pears...and these are so creative! I'm happy to be your newest follower and would love to have you as a friend at FrouFrou Decor! I would also like to invite you to show off your sweet creations at my Fabulous Friday Finds party! Hope to see you there!
Hugs,
~Terrell @ FrouFrou Decor~

stef said...

Very cute! I love ideas that I can get my older kids to do-then when they are displayed around the house they have a sense of pride... would put these pears anywhere!

Melissa said...

Very cool. I like pears and I really like this textured version.

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

These are really pretty! What a great autumn decoration!

Shelley said...

Love the twine pears!! Following you from the blog hop. Hope you can follow back at http://mylifeadventurebyme.blogspot.com/.
God Bless,
Shelley

Just Married with Coupons said...

Cool stuff! I am not so crafty, but I really enjoy reading about them! We are also having a blog hop if you would like to join us at www.justmarriedwithcoupons.com

Oh yes, we are your new followers from Friendly Friday! =}

Julia said...

Love your great idea! So easy and a great Autumn accent!

~Julia

mary said...

like the pear craft idea.
Following from boost my blog friday.

Hanna said...

Hi there! I'm your newest follower form the weekend blog hop. Lovely blog!!! You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That is CUTE! I love them~and I love that they aren't so expensive to make but look like they're high end.

Well done!

Beth said...

New follower from Saturday Stalking for Savings, hope you'll follow back, thanks!


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Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

These are adorable! I am featuring them at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

Coupon Mamacita said...

Very creative! I Love it!!
Following you from Saturday Stalk blog hop!

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Amy @ Chicy-Creations said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this. How stinkin' clever is this!

Mrs. A said...

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KasiaJ said...

Love them! I just bought that same twine the other day, even though I didn't have a project for it. I guess I just wanted 50 ft (or whatever it was) of something for a buck. Anyway, I think I'm totally going to copy these!

Laurie said...

Love, love, love your pears! I really like the twine color you used. Colorful, rustic, fresh and elegant. Thanks for sharing and I'm going to link something up now!

jennoreilly said...

super cute! what a great idea, so smart!

Here from boost my blog, have a super weekend!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

LOVE your twine pears.. what a great idea.

Becky B. said...

Love the pears tutorial! Also enjoyed browsing your blog...I've added your button to my blog so my peeps can check it out too!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Cute idea! I like the idea of the pear better than the apples! Nice evolution of an idea.

Tresa Black said...

Wow, I love these! Great tute! Thanks for joining in the Halloween linky party on my blog!

Jerri said...

Such a cute idea!

Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week!

Jerri said...

I'm featuring you this week! Come by and grab my featured button!

jubilee said...

I am so trying this! Thanks!

Gośka said...

Great idea on the autumn table decorations:)

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