Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hybrid and Thrifty Craft: Pear Art Wall Decor

So, remember the 5x7 black, distressed frame I found at Goodwill for a couple of dollars?

Well, I decided to try my hand at some wall decor, using pears -- an idea I got from the Thrifty Decor Chick, who got HER idea from The Happy Homebody. (I also thought I could make the color scheme work with the colors in my kitchen.)

Luckily, I didn't have to distress the frame (not that I needed to, but it lends some charm) and then had to search for some fake pears. Not all fake pears are created equal! Some have this sand core that is impossible to cut through. Yikes! But, my second attempt proved better.

So, after some time promised with showing you my thrifty finds re-worked, we have:

The before...

And, after...
Pear Decor (Hybrid Art)

Cute, huh? Something you could easily find at some little home decor place for like, what $15-20? (Altogether this was less than about $5.)

Now, you're wondering how this craft could possibly be considered hybrid? WELL, the paper I used to put behind the pear was digital scrapbook paper (from Shabby Princess' "Damask and Dots" kit) printed on matte photo paper. Hah!

Hopefully the weather will cool down some soon and I can get to some of my other projects, which involve spray painting.


Claudia August 26, 2009 at 8:31 PM  

You used the other half of that pear to make me one, right? Because that is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!

You are so amazing.

Gabby August 26, 2009 at 9:20 PM  

Claudia, I wish! Sadly, because this pear had that awful sand core (but better than the first), the back side of the pear was ruined. But, then you have a backside of a pear without a stem, so not as cute. It's easy peasy to make, though!

Christine August 27, 2009 at 8:13 AM  

You are so clever! I still look out for little things for the house when I'm out, but I haven't found any little pictures or decorating items that I like. Though every single person that has come over has always commented on how much they like the Rains Family picture you made for me! ^_^

Gabby August 27, 2009 at 8:26 AM  

Aww, that's great, Christine! ^_^ I like that family sign too (will be trying to make one for me soon). The thing with most places that have home decor is that they're usually overpriced, or if they're on clearance, it's usually for a reason (broken, dinged, etc.) So I can understand your frustration.

Charles Gramlich August 27, 2009 at 8:33 AM  

Good thing it's a pear. if it were an apple I might eat it by mistake one night when I was hungry. :)

Struggler August 31, 2009 at 5:26 PM  

Ah, pears are definitely the hot item to display this year.

I included you in a pear-shaped post!

kimberly September 9, 2010 at 12:03 PM  

The pear is useful in weight loss diets, including food, fiber maintains its fullness and cleanses the body, also have many vitamin and potassium. SO the pear is one of the fruits with more properties and is very easy to find it. Just go at supermarket and you will have varieties to shoose from.

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