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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cute Fruit!

Do you remember the bowl and fruit I dug up in the backyard?  Well, the bowl is still unchanged cause' I am still thinking about it, but I finished the fruit. Actually, I finished the fruit several days ago, but I really did not know what to do with them. None of my projects fit with the current decor, so everything goes to the garage or in a box. To understand my decor dilemma Click Here
Needless to say I have a hard time creating a vignette to share my creations. I didn't even share the floor to ceiling, wall to wall mirror in the back of the dining room....no way to take a pic without being in it, so I wasn't goin' there!  
Mom loves mirrors! 
Anyway, back to the fruit....I considered painting, silver leafing, decoupaging with sheet music, or  just leaving them alone...I decided on decoupage. 
My song birds, seen Here were a favorite, but how much music covered stuff does one person need, right? I finally decided on some pretty paper that I found at Michael's. I selected 2 or 3 patterns for each piece of fruit and got busy....like this....
Colors for Lemon or Banana
Pear paper
Maybe for the Peach
This screams Apple
So here is what I started with....dirty fruit...


Rustic Apple
Pear in need of  "Re-pear"
Fruit humor :-o.
I kinda liked the rustic look of these, but apparently not enough...so out came the homemade decoupage paste....


Decoupage Recipe....1/2 and 1/2 glue and water, MIX....That's it!!!


Amelia's glue
Water
After mixing up my special decoupage paste, I grabbed my scissors to cut random shapes and sizes out of my decorative paper. 
I find that applying the decoupage mix to both sides of the paper is best....I use my fingers....go ahead, it's part of the fun, but if you do this you better have someone else to take pics. I was on my own so I don't have any pics of the process, but here is the final product....


Bunches of Fruit
Just Peachy
Do I need to tell you...
Banana
An Apple a Day
After I finished I had a problem....I really like the fruit, but what was I going to do with it? That's a lot of fruit!! This is the reason for the delayed post....I just couldn't decide what to do with all this "Cute Fruit". I finally decided on just one or two pieces at a time in a vignette. I'll warn you in advance that I am totally new to vignettes....especially when it is just for pics. Hopefully I will get better with time, but for now....
The pear is my fav
Playing with photobucket features
Twine or no twine?
More special effects

I'm lovin' my new fruit...now if I can figure out where to put em'. 
What do you think? 
Would you have decoupaged or painted? 
Where would you use these,or would you use them at all?
So tell me what you think....I love reading all your comments.....


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25 comments:

Christine said...

WOW!!! I love how the fruit turned out! What a neat idea!

Patrice said...

I wouldn't have known what to do with it, but you made it so cheery!

Kammy's Korner said...

I'm jealous of your fabric stash! Cute idea!

Schotzy said...

Very cool ideas... very clever!!!!

Sue said...

Oh my- what a fun and neat idea to decoupage the icky fruit!! I would never have thought to have done this. Thanks so much for your nice comment. I use a Nikon D5100 and am still playing with it. I am a novice on that thing! I'll come back to see more of your blog as soon as I get home. It's lunch time and I'm sneaking some time on the computer. :-) Sue

Judy Haughton-James said...

Very beautiful! You are very creative Lori! I am happy to become a new Follower of your Blog.Take care and all the best to you.
Judy - JUDY H-J'S THOUGHTS

Pat said...

Very clever idea, Lori!

Clairejustine said...

These look great :)

Kristy said...

How clever!
Following you back from Hopeful Threads and so happy to have found you! I'm thinkin' I can learn a lot from you too....I'm scared of trying to "re-do" furniture, but LOVE to see it done!

Crafty Mischief said...

Your fruits are so cute! My kitchen is an apple theme. I think I need to make some fabric covered apples now. I found you through Romance on a Dime. Thanks for sharing! :)

Lori C said...

They turned out cute! Now just do the same treatment to the bowl, maybe in a solid color, and put the fruit in it! It would make a neat whimsical garden accent or patio decoration at the new place!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I *heart* this project! How cute!!! Your fruit looks like it has been covered in Vera Bradley fabric. I am following you right back!

xoxoxoxo,
RJ

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Very creative and pretty. Love the fruit, you'll find the right place for it. Love the fabric on the fruit. I would not have thought to do this. Really cute. Thanks for sharing you creative inspirations at Sunday's Best party!

Tanya said...

So funny to tune into a blog for the first time and read,"do you remember the bowl and fruit i dug up in the backyard?" HAHA. I was intrigued! Thanks for inviting me to come visit your blog. I love what you did with the fruit :) Looks awesome! Following you back.

Shari @ turnstylevogue.com said...

Hi Lori. Thank you for the new follow at Turnstyle Vogue! I will happily follow you back :) Have a great weekend.

Shari @ turnstylevogue.com said...

Hi Lori. Thank you for the new follow at Turnstyle Vogue! I will happily follow you back :) Have a great weekend.

Sandy said...

Wanted to stop by and thank you for your visit to my blog and your kind words about my chair... the way you covered the fruit was unique and I need to go back and read the story of how you dug up the fruit from the yard? I love finding old stuff!!
My family has been laughing at me for years for dragging home junk!!
Have a great weekend!
Sandy

Karla Medina said...

So Cute!!! Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment...following you as well :)

Stephanie said...

Hi Lori, Thanks for the comment on my post. I am now following you! :)

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Love the pear and banana. What a unique idea with such vintage presence. Following you too.

Samantha said...

Such cute fruit! Thanks for stopping by my blog- I am happy to be your newest follower!
:) Samantha

Betsy @ Romance on a Dime said...

Nice job!! They look great and add so much color!

Thanks for linking up to the Take it on Tuesday blog hop! Hope I see you next week!

Lori said...

I like how they came out, but they look like they should be soft. They remind me of a stuffed, patched fruit 'pillow', we made in 4-H when I was a kid. I like this better than painted, I would use them in a vignette, one or two at a time. I like the pear in the dish with the twine. Have a great week, Smiles}}

Laura@art4littlehands said...

So cute! I love it. They look so nice too. Thanks for linking it to Monday Madness.

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

Great project idea! I love the fabrics! Thanks for sharing at my party!