Friday, November 15, 2013

Old shirt Pumkins

I was going to lunch with the Ladies I use to work with and I wanted to have a themed gift and since it was November, the first thing that came to mind was pumpkins! Since I had some old shirts and instantly I thought I would use them for the occasion. I didn't have any stuffing I decided to use the part of the shirt I wasn't using to stuff them.



Ok I know pumpkin's are not blue, but I thought they turned out kinda cute. I then added the twine to wrap around the opening and then added the stripes the make the markings of the pumpkins by wrapping around the bottoms.




After I made the pumpkins I cut off the excess fabric in the top to make it a cleaner look. Since I had some sticks I gathered for the Sunflower stick craft I cut the down to glue in the center of the pumpkins.

I left the strings long enough to add some fudge and a card with a Thanksgiving saying that I found.
 
Forgive me for I can't remember the source of this wonderful find of this great poem so it is not something I made myself so I am not talking credit for this. When I made a Pinecone Turkeys I had some orange leaves left over and I used them to add color as leaves to finish off my pumpkins.




I added baking to the cards to make the colors pop. I made these big for eye sight reasons and attached them to the pumpkins with the red velvet fudge I made which you will find on me Facebook page now that I remember I posted the poem as well .....Yay! So if you head over there you can find them https://www.facebook.com/activitydirectorssharingideas.





This is how they turned out and I was pretty pleased with the outcome ....and now for the final touch I added essential oil of orange to give it a smell of fall. It was a great lunch we had and good times sharing old memories =).
Enjoy! Linda  
 
  
 


 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Stick Sunflower Hanging

Ok so I was thinking since my husband has braches that he cut down in the summer and they were just laying around .......so I thought hmmmmm what can I do with them. With my flashlight in hand I gathered some branches. Well, since I couldn't sleep I thought it was a good idea at the time, with the help with the dogs we made it into the house. Now at first I thought I would paint each and everyone with yellow paint ......what was I thinking .....so as the light bulb went off in my head, I had some yellow spray paint and I went to work.







  That was so much better and saved so much time. I made a round circle of out of a cereal box and started laying out my yellow sticks.










Now that I had the desired petals of my stick sunflower I needed to add the center and what better to add in the center ?????? Well sunflower seeds of course. I used a glue gun again to apply the seeds with the bottoms down and added them in the center to desired size.


After that I added a hanger of ribbon on the back and here is the final product.





I love the rustic flower, but if you prefer you can cut it down and adjust as needed. Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by
Linda Janicki, AP-BC