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12/1/11

{Tutorial} Rustic Pears

I recently have this insane obsession with fruits and animals. . . kinda wanna just decorate my house with them.

By animals I mean tiny statues or stuffed toys.
And by fruits I mean these awesome rustic pears.


So for those of you lovelies who asked for the tutorial on them
I present to you
Rustic Pears

{the inspiration came from Pinterest, no duh. of course i didnt' do them nearly as well as these, but you already know that about me.}


You will need as many light bulbs as you want pears.
I ran around my house hunting down all the dead light bulbs we never get around to changing. . . it's like craft-wife doubles as productive-wife, yo!
As well as hemp cord and a hot glue gun.
And also one little twig
I broke mine off a fall wreath I have hanging on my door.  Can somebuddy say thriifty?!


With a tiny spot of hot glue on the tippy-top of the light bulb, begin to wrap the bulb with the hemp cord.
I recommend doing tiny sections at a time so you can wrap it tightly and not burn your fingers to badly. 


Continue wrapping all the way to the metal part of the bulb.
It took a little practice to wrap the hemp properly so as to not see any glass peeking through.



Take the twig stem and place it in a dot of hot glue on the very top of the bulb pear.
Wrap the end of the hemp cord tightly around the twig to secure.


Then sit back in awe at your impeccable ability to create food from nothing.
Almost  nothing.
Nothing that was food, that is.

Too bad I couldn't make all our food from dead bulbs and twine.
Then I could eliminate our grocery budget 
Wouldn't Hubs be so pleased and proud?!

19 comments:

  1. Awww.. I LOVE this idea! I may just need to use it myself. :) Thanks for sharing!! And thanks for the comment over on my blog. :) Always appreciate it!

    Digger
    www.digdeeperdesign.blogspot.com

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  2. Wow those turned out great! I love DIY stuff that comes out super cute! Great job!

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  3. That is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I never would of thought to use a lightbulb! Great idea!

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  5. I love this idea! So cute

    New follower form Casey Wiegand

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  6. Those are so cool! I can't wait to make some! What a cute and easy decoration!

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  7. ah! you did it! :) i love pinterest. :)

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  8. Wow that is a great idea! I would have never thought of doing that.

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  9. Oh my! I have burnt out vanity bulbs that might make good apples! Thanks for the idea!

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  10. this is one of the best ideas! LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing. Hope you don't mind that I pinned it to Pinterest!

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  11. Wow you are very creative! Thanks for sharing

    I would like to follow your blog, visit mine and hope you follow

    xx

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  12. o man! i love it!! thanks for sharing!!!
    -m

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  13. That's awesome; I love it! Never even crossed my mind that it was a light bulb!

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  14. What a good idea! Would never have thought of this.

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  15. what an awesome idea. how clever. they look so good. thanks for sharing. i have thoughts of wrapping all sorts of shapes up. xo

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  16. Such a pretty idea! festive looking too=)
    x

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  17. this is such a good idea for dead light bulbs! & they look so cute! :) thanks for sharing!

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