I'm Amanda, former crafty neighbor (former applies to 'neighbor ' - not 'crafty') and current bestie to my gracious blog host, Miss Adriane. ;) Last week, Adriane and I made these A.DOR.ABLE twine pears, and since I was the one with the camera that day, I've been asked to guest post and share the tutorial with you!
Grab your glue gun, a bottle of wine, (cuz crafting is ALWAYS funner with wine, and really this tute is so easy, you can still pull it off drunk.) and a few simple supplies, and you're on your way to a bowl full of beauties.
Old (or new dollar store) lightbulbs
(We found that using bulbs with a 'short' neck make the finished product appear more like a pear)
Twine of your choice. (We used a #530 jute from Home Depot, but any twine, sisal, or thick, natural fiber will do.)
Twigs - about 3/4" pieces of a 1/8" thickness
1. Begin by making a small tight knot in the end of your twine. Keeping your twin as tight as possible to avoid thin spots, begin wrapping the twine in a circular pattern around the knot until you have a quarter-sized "patch".
2. Apply a circular spot of glue, about the size of your patch, to the big end of your lightbulb.
3. Glue this patch to the big end of your lightbulb, keeping the placement as center as possible.
4. Working in small sections, apply glue to the lightbulb and continue wrapping the twine snugly up the bulb until you reach the tip.
5. At the tip, wrap the twine until you are left with a small circular spot just large enough for your 'stem.' Hot glue the stem in, and use a small amount of glue around the edge to secure in place.
Voila! Now, repeat steps 1-5 about 10-15 times and you will have a centerpiece worth admiring!
Really, could I have cooler friends? Yeah and um the pictures she takes...so I have some stuff to learn. Thanks Amanda for posting! For real...Amanda takes some pretty amazing photos, if you are interested check out her site, you won't be disappointed! Red Willow Photography
Here's one of her pics! So pretty!