We have guests coming later this week. You all know what that means?! You guessed it! I've been cleaning and sprucing up. And bring little touches of fall in along the way. I was feeling a little crafty yesterday and decided to play with an idea I have seen floating around.
This is how it began...a big mess. I drew a rough shape on the book after ripping off the cover. Cut, trace, cut, trace. Pretty basic. The one, only, solitary, all by their lonesome pair of scissors that I could find in the ENTIRE house were anything but sharp. I'm sure when Miss H and Miss K get home they will know precisely where the good scissors (yes plural) are. They both tend to hoard them for projects. At any rate, the dull scissors I was left with would only cut a few pages at a time. Because of this I had to keep adjusting the size a little. My pumpkin kept getting bigger. I then took the glue gun and attached the front and back sides of the book to one another.
It looks like a pumpkin...kinda. But I still needed a stem. Most of the pics I have seen included a sawed off branch as the stem. I wanted to put my own flair on it.
I had this coil of wire left over from the sofa table transformation in the girls' school/tv room.
Beware! Wire cutters like to take little nibbles of flesh now and then...
I cut a half dozen three inch long pieces of wire and bound them together with
some narrower craft wire. I used the same smaller wire for a couple of curly ques.
Pencils have so many uses, don't they?
There's my stem :)
I twisted more wire around the end that I planned on attaching to my little pumpkin.
WAIT! I don't want a silver stem...
Time to break out the spray paint. I wanted bronze, but we don't always get what we want.
I had white or black to choose from. Black it is!
A little help from the glue gun and we have a completed book pumpkin.
All told it took a couple of hours to do, but I was reading blogs and doing laundry too.
I like it. Especially the curly ques.
Don't you like the chewed up dog brush on the floor? That's what I get for ignoring my puppy.
He entertained himself.
What are you crafting to bring fall indoors?
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