11.04.2008

Simple Harvest Decor...

I just want you all to know that this will probably be my last Fall craft post... Christmas is right around the corner so Christmas Crafts are what I will be showing on my blog soon. If I do happen to come up with a wonderful Thanksgiving idea I will be sure to post it~ So lets get started on this week's craft...
The first 2 photos are of the finished product...
                                                                  Decorated live squash...
 Artificial squash.
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Supplies you will need:
Artificial or real squash or pumpkins~Twigs~Artificial leaves~Wireless Ribbon~Fall embellishments like acorns, berries, small pumpkins, and a felt crow or other bird/animal~Raffia and A Hot Glue Gun to put it all together.

This is how you create your simple harvest decor...
I bought this artificial squash at JoAnn's for $1.00-There are so many Fall sales at this time...
Gather some twigs and leaves...
Hot glue the twigs and then glue leaves on as fast as you can to help hold the twigs down...
Make two small floral bows-You can learn how HERE...
Place bows on top of the leaves real close to each side of the stem to make it look like one bow.

Pick out some Fall embellishments...
Glue them around the bottom and throughout the bow. Wrap a little raffia around to give it a little extra country flare. At this time you would hot glue your felt bird on and you are finished. Give as gifts or decorate your home with this Simple Harvest Decor.
BTW: If you love glitter-Use the spray on type to spray over the whole top of finished decor.

41 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Robin!!! You certainly have a gift, my friend!:) I am in the mood for Christmas, but this lovely decoration can last all this month! Yippee! Lori

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  2. So pretty Robin. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. It makes me happy. I love the look of this tremendously.

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  3. I love all your ideas...can't wait to see Christmas!

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  4. this is really really cute! you are so talented!!! you really ARE!

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  5. p.s. i can't wait to see your Christmas Decorations!!!

    WOOO HOO!!!

    'tis the season to be jolly!
    fa la la la laaaaa
    la la la laaaa.

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  6. That is beautiful! I am so inspired by all these crafts, can't wait to see what you have in store for Christmas

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  7. Fall is my favorite time of year. I love all of your ideas. You have more talent in your little finger than I do in my whole body!

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  8. So cute!! Great ideas.
    I can't wait to see your upcoming Christmas crafts!

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  9. How pretty, Robin!! Those would be the perfect addition to my dining room table for Thanksgiving! Love them! Look out Micheal's...Here I Come!

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  10. Hi Robin, I found you through April's blog. I love these decorated squash, so perfect for Thanksgiving. I'm going to check back to see your Christmas crafts!

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  11. So pretty and looks as easy as pie to make. I am going to try this one. Can't wait to see the Christmas goodies now.

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  12. Thanks, Robin. That would make such a pretty Thanksgiving table accent. Can't wait to se what you have up your sleeve for Christmas crafts. You are so talented.

    Pam

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  13. PHEW- You made me nervous for a minute!! I thought if I 'might' break my rule and decorate early, you can't back out on me!! LOL so glad you explained yourself girl!!

    Have a great day!

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  14. I love those little pumpkin picks/sprigs! Lovely.

    Are we going to get to see the stockings and apron??

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  15. Very, very cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. That is so pretty!!! I love it!
    -sandy toes

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  17. Hi Robin
    Love your decorated squash. Wonderful idea.
    Looking forward to your Christmas craft posts.
    Best Wishes
    Lindsay

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  18. you are so very talented! Cant wait for your Christmas crafts!

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  19. Those are very sophisticated. They look lovely. I could imagine them being place markers at a Thanksgiving table with the names written on the birds. It's definitely a 'good thing'

    PS Thanks for the comment about the paper craft!

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  20. What another cute decoration!! I absolutely LOVE that!

    I am so glad you are getting ready to show us Christmas...you know it takes some of us a while to get the things copied!!! WOOHOO bring it on!

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  21. What a great idea! So simple but so pretty!

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  22. I have to say I always look forward to your cute ideas!!! AND the "how to do them" instructions! I am using your ideas for my "Thanksgiving" table! THANK YOU!

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  23. How beautiful! you are just so crafty and full of great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing! Hope you have a great day! blessings, Karen

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  24. Beautiful pumpkins!!
    You sure know how to make them look good.... just lovely!

    Monica (norway)

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  25. So pretty ! Thanks for giving us the directions. I am ready to see Christmas stuff so I can get some good ideas to copy!

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  26. Robin, you are about 5 years younger than I am so we probably weren't at dances at the same time, but I rarely ever missed a Newport Beach stake dance. Do you remember those? They were the best! We also went to Hunt Bch, Torrance and Cypress dances. Gosh, that was so fun!

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  27. Hi Kitchenditcher... My parents moved up to Washington so when I went back to Cali as a teenager I spent some summers with my cousins (and other family) and we always "had to be home" before any dances! :) But I do love and miss the California beaches~♥

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  28. That is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing how to make it!

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  29. Hi Robin!

    You've won an award...check it out on my blog!

    Have a great day!! :)

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  30. Robin, you are so talented! I think that is beautiful! Thanks for entering my give away! Nancy

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  31. How pretty! Thanks for sharing that and thanks for sharing your cute 8 yr old story. It made me giggle to know now shes not weird or something. I guess I forgot about being 8 and longing for boobies... ha.. I still long for them they just never came, hehe. Take care my friend and I cant wait to see the goodies you come up with~

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  32. Yea! As much as I am loving your gorgeous fall crafts...I can't wait to see what you bring to the Christmas season! Well, besides an awesome Stocking Swap of course! You are such an awesome woman.

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  33. Thanks for sharing your obvious craftiness! I love it!!! I just found your site and I am already enamored!!!

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  34. Robin dear,
    That is a very special squash!! I am going to have to try that one!! I will post the pic of mine when done!!!

    I would also like to thank you for your very kind comments on my blog dear!!! I really do love to paint... just have to wrap my mind around the projects... Some are easier than others!! Roosters... are now a new favorite!! And I may even try my hand at others!?? Your such a sweet person!! :D Your comments made my day dear, and made me feel very proud!!

    I am like everyone else looking forward to your Christmas decorations... even thou you celebrate Festivus. :D I hope you're having a wonderfully blessed day!!!

    http://whatscookninjunk.blogspot.com/

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  35. I must say that I just found your blog and oh I am so happy I did! *smiles* I love all your crafts and I am so excited to see what you bring for this Christmas!

    If by chance you have time, please stop by my blog..

    http://thissoutherngirlsnest.blogspot.com/

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  36. Robin,

    You make me feel so special when I see a comment you made and say something so sweet about me! I always get a huge smile on my face!! Don't ya know we would just have a blast together crafting and decorating if we lived closer together....sigh....what fun that would be!! ♥

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  37. Robin, these are delightful! I love them both. The twigs are what really make them special. I sure appreciate the inspiration you're always sharing. You're a sweetie!
    Mary Lou

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  38. These projects are so simple and SO lovely! Thank you for sharing your clever ideas : ). You are an inspiration!

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