About a week ago, a friend of mine decided to have a little fall crafty party. She picked two easy crafts that we could do, and then everyone brought their own crafty supplies for their chosen craft. One of the crafts was these cute button pumpkin pictures (see example HERE). I was planning on doing it like the picture, but then last week I saw Amy's (from Delineate Your Dwelling) bean pumpkin and had the idea of using beans instead of buttons.
When I told my husband my brilliant idea, he just looked at me and said "you know how I feel about decorating with food." Actually I have no idea, but I guess I do now;. I must have subconciously ignored past comments. However, after I came home, he actually said it turned out much better than he imagined. It was really fun to make and the best part was the beans were in my pantry. Also the back drop was from an old skirt I cut up along time ago to use for something else. Thus, this project felt very much a Portlandia project. I guess Portland is rubbing off on me??
Make your own awesome
Framed White Bean Pumpkin Picture
||For the back drop, use what ever material you like and glue it to the back of your frame cardboard piece.
|| Find a pumpkin outline on line and cut it out. Then trace it onto your fabric.
|| Once you have your outline start hot glueing those beans on. Add some twine for the vine part and your done.
I really love the simplicity of this decoration. And bonus points: it can stay up until Thanksgiving.
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