Monday, November 5, 2012

Make It Monday~Simple Rustic Fall Decor

Welcome to Make It Monday!!
 So glad you're here!


Before we start,
 let's be sure not to forget about all of those enduring the aftermath of Sandy.  
Laura, a fellow blogger over at 
The Shed, is part of an effort called
Socks for Sandy, that helps those who were hit hard get socks, warm clothing, blankets, etc...

I am gathering a pile of things to send and
I hope you will, too.  You can read more about it HERE

Today I will show you how to make this
rustic twine pear on a dime, and 
add some other $1 items to help create a
lovely fall place setting. 

Here are the supplies you will 
need to create the pear:

~Paper mache pears from Michael's
for only $1.50! {in the $ section}
~Twine-Hob Lob has the best price on this.
Be sure to take your 40% off coupon!
~Ribbon for a bow {optional}
~Bling of some sort {optional}
My little amber stone was purchased
at Michael's in a string of about 5-6
~Glue gun!! 

Step 1 

Decide which way you want the stem
to face, and on the back, put a small pea
sized dot of hot glue half on the stem,
and half on the paper.  

Step 2

Place the end of the twine on the
dot and press it down lightly.
Allow to dry for a few moments.

Step 3

Once the end is anchored, run a short line of glue around the remaining base part of the stem, and press on twine to secure it.

Run a 1" line of glue to continue attaching twine; part on the paper, and part on the twine that is already secured.  Holding the twine a bit taut, press it onto the glue lightly, and be sure it's up against the twine you've already glued.  In other words, no gaps.

Repeat this step leaving 1" between glue lines
until the whole pear is covered.
When you get to the bottom, it is easier to turn the pear upside down to secure the twine to the underside.

It's pretty as it is, but you know me.

I believe most everything is lovelier with
a little sparkle, so I tied a dark brown
vintage seam binding bow {seam binding can be order from lots of different Etsy shops}, and glued on a lovely amber and gold rhinestone. 
{rhinestone from Michael's, comes
5-6 to a string.}{take your coupon!} 

These make wonderful: 
 ~Place cards-Just attach tag with name
~Hostess gifts {total cost only $2.25}
~Great year round decor
~Vase fillers
Some other inexpensive elements I used to help create this table setting are:

~Dollar Tree fall leaves

~Hand cut burlap placemats
So easy and low cost!  Simply cut an even rectangular piece of burlap 17" x 12"
and pull 5-6 strings off the short sides to create a fringe! 

~Fall pick from Michael's {now 70% off}
attached to the napkin with a twine bow.
And shop your home for more goodies
to accessorize your tablescape.
A lovely fall table doesn't have to
break the bank!  
Email me if you need any help!
And please let me know if you make some
of these rustic beauties!!  Would love to see them!
Remember, tomorrow night I post the link
for Blissful Whites Wednesday!
 Hope to see you at the partay!!

Linking up to:
 Make it Pretty Monday
Metamorphosis Monday

Have a joyful week!


Debra @ Common Ground said...

so pretty, love the rustic with the blingy!

Rita said...

your pear is so pretty. gotta copy that. thank you for the great tutorial.

Patty said...

This is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The pears are just so cue and I love the bling on them!! I would love to make some of these! Thanks for the great tutorial! hugs, Linda

Donna Wilkes said...

Pear-fect! Sorry, I could not resist - this is so cute!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Oh so cute. What a great idea. Thanks Becky...

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Wonderful, wonderful! A little bling generally improves anything!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Becky,
Love it and adding the little bling is perfect. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very cute, my friend!



Barbara Jean said...

cute. and great to know about the socks.


Lorraine said...

Everything looks so pretty!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Miss Becky,
Loved your twine pear, so very cute, and that is a beautiful place setting as well. Really lovely.
I bought one of those to do, but I have a different idea, but haven't gotten to it yet!! Maybe never!! lol
Been having issues with my back again, and having a hard time sitting
for annoying....
but it is what it is!
Take care sweetie, hope you are feeling well..........
Love ya, Nellie

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Your pear and tutorial are fabulous!
I have yet to compliment you on your beautiful new site! Sooo pretty and user friendly!

Elena said...

What a great craft. So simple and so pretty! Thank you Becky so much for sharing this!

Pendra said...

Beautiful, love the addition of the the mix of rustic/primitave and sparkly! Thanks for the tutorial and what and even where to get it!!
Crafty Hugs,

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Great project--looks so nice. So love the texture!

8)(8 said...

Beautiful! I hope Michael's still has them!

Malena said...

Lovely and sweet!!
I love the Autumn colors.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Those are super cute! i have a friend who did the same thing - using a lightbulb!!

Passionate for White said...

Thank you for sharing the pear it!

Ann Krucek said...

Your pears look fabulous! Thanks for the grat tutorial.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

What a great idea Becky ~ makes a pretty accent for your table! Thanks for sharing!

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