Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Harvest Flower Clip


 
 
"One by one the leaves will drop,
                          There's nothing that can make them stop.
You cannot beg a hummingbird to stay,
Why does it have to be that way?"

This is so true!  Signs of autumn are showing all around us these days.  I was recently at Pier 1 looking at some of their beautiful autumn selections. In addition, I spotted this "Harvest Flower Clip",



"A luxuriant leafy cluster seven inches wide is hand-painted and appliqued with gilded accents, beads, sequins and glitter. Fitted with a discreet clip, this starburst of autumnal brilliance will light up tables, garlands, wall hangings and—hey, you know exactly where it’ll work in your home. Snap one up now."       I thought, "No, I don't think so".  For $7.95, "Uh, I can make my own!"

I had everything I needed in my crafting supplies:
Fake autumn leaves
Beads
Glitterglue
floral wire                     
floral tape
floral picks
clip



  
 This was quick and easy. I wrapped . . . . .

Then . . . . .

Next .  .  .  .


    I wrapped three small leaves around the grouped beads

 Then,  I wrapped five or six larger leaves on floral picks around the smaller leaves and beads with floral tape. Brown floral tape would have been better, but I didn't have any. I added glitter glue to the leaves and let dry.
 
                                                That's it!  Quick, simple, and cheap!
   And, I do know where this will work in my home . . . . .
     How about you?

                                                       Enjoy!











12 comments:

  1. Holy smokes! I love this! I'm pinning it to try later! Awesome project!!

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    1. Thanks Danni! I knew you would like cause it's quick and simple!

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  2. That poem really sums up how I feel about fall! I can't believe how cute your leaf pin turned out!! Who needs Pier One??

    Lynn

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    1. Thanks! I know! Everyone seems happy to have fall arrive. Not me, I've always gotten a little depressed at everything changing during this time of the year.

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  3. Great idea, looks exactly like the Pier 1 version. I can't wait to see what you are going to come up next!!

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  4. Just lovely. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

    Holly

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  5. I'm so glad that I'm following you! I am in LOVE with this clip. Thanks for the inspiration:)

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  6. I wanted a little something-something for a giant pumpkin I was decorating for a friend. This is perfect and like you I have these things in my craft room. Thanks -glad I came by to visit!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  7. Wow! This is just gorgeous! Is it Fall yet??


    Thanks for sharing on The All Star Block Party!

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  8. Gail, You clip is better than the original! Beautiful! It takes the pumpkin from cute to gorgeous!!! What a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing this stunning DYI with TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!Brilliant!

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  9. Super job! I'm visiting from the Pinterest party and pinning away!

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  10. I just love this clip idea. It really added to your pumpkin. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.

    xoxo
    Denyse

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