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Pumpkins from recycled materials

Post by lyndaejane on Mon 28 Sep 2015 - 18:00

This is the one made from pill packets covered in orange papers:



and this is the one from coffee-stirrers (and two lolly sticks):



Had to cheat a bit with the coffee-stirrers: had three sizes, but needed four because it was a big jump between the two smaller ones. So cut a bit off two long ones and re-shaped them - used the off-cuts to make the stalk, though, so nothing wasted. Raffia was second-hand; cardboard for the leaves was off-cuts from something else; stalk on the top one was made from a scrap of brown card rolled up. Only new item was the paint on the coffee-stirrers and the plaid bow.

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Post by Di Masters on Mon 28 Sep 2015 - 18:11

Clever ideas, your decorations will look good.

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Post by thriftycrafter on Mon 28 Sep 2015 - 19:01

They look fun.

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Post by WeirdCat on Mon 28 Sep 2015 - 20:50

They're great

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Post by Lorraine on Mon 28 Sep 2015 - 21:29

Oooh, very clever, Lynda. I really like that pill box one.

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Post by cb on Mon 28 Sep 2015 - 22:32

Another really clever idea Lynda. Must do something with the pill packets & boxes I've collected since your session at last retreat!

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Post by Scatty on Tue 29 Sep 2015 - 13:28

Really lovely ways to make the decorations, Love them.

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Post by kimb on Fri 2 Oct 2015 - 10:10

love these.

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