Showing posts with label Hickory nuts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hickory nuts. Show all posts

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Hickory Nut Wreath

What a great time of year
for a nature walk.
I took a bag
because I had a plan.
I knew I wanted to make
a wreath
that had rhythm.

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Design Rhythm.
I wanted natural elements that
would have a repetitve pattern
with a lot of symmetry.

I really was looking for
smooth large acorns.
The squirrels wanted that kind too.
But they didn't like
the hickory nuts
like I did!
Perfect brown beauties
covered the ground
and I couldn't gather them
fast enough.

I knew I wanted the wreath
to have a mounded rounded form.
I cut the backing from cardboard
making a 10 1/2" circle
with a 4" center.
Really, next time I might cut the center hole larger.

Then I cut a circle of batting slightly larger.
I also cut strips of batting and clipped
to shape into a high center.

Now cutting strips of craft paper,
anchor with a glue gun
and keep wrapping around
for a smooth form.

Spray paint black or dark brown
so you have a nice blending background.

Then start gluing the nuts on.
I think next time I would start
at the very back edge and work my way to the center.

Lake Girl Glues

and glues...

But oh so worth it.

A coat of Clear Glossy Sealer
really brings out the brown, orange , red, and black.
It will make a great fall addition
and even Christmas too.
It reminded my friend of old antique jingle bells.
Love that!

Really, you could get a similar look
with acorns or walnuts.

I hope you're all enjoying the fall season.
So many outings and gatherings to look forward to,

Some fun link parties:

Sunday:        Debbie Doo's
                     Nifty Thrifty Things
                     Twigg Studios
Monday:        DIY Showoff
                     I Should be Mopping the Floor
                     Between Naps on the Porch
                     Keeping it Simple
                     Alderberry Hill

                            The Farmhouse Porch
Tuesday:      Cozy Little House

Wednesday:   Lady Behind the Curtain
                       Southern Lovely

Thursday:       Stone Gable
                       Brambleberry Cottage
                       Beyond the Picket Fence
                       Embracing Change
                       From my Front Porch to Yours
                       The Shabby Creek Cottage
                       House of Hepworths

Friday:           Common Ground
                      At the Picket Fence
                      The Shabby Nest
                      The French Country Cottage
                      Stuff and Nonsense
                      One Artsy Mama

Saturday:       Funky Junk Interiors
                      Tatertots & Jello
                      It's Overflowing
                      Cheerios and Lattes

Thanksgiving Lnk Party:    Freckled Laundry

TDC Before and After

Home Stories A2Z

Boogieboard Cottage

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