Thursday, February 5, 2009

Ugly Pears Turned Grubby

I must say that I am totally loving the idea of being crafty. I have done alot of scrapbooking, but I have never really tried my hand at any primitive crafts. I see all of my primitive friends doing all sorts of great things and then posting them on their blog and I guess that I just thought I could do some of that stuff as well. After tonight..... I guess I am able to be pretty crafty, but probably not as crafty as some of you wonderful gals out there. I know two gals that come to mind that are so crafty that I wish I had their talent and that would be Kath @ All Things Prim and Pam @ basketsnprims. If you haven't checked out their blogs and their handmade goodies then you definitely need to check them out!! Oh, trust me they have some perfectly prim goodies!! Be sure to check out my blog list for more wonderful sites to visit!!
Ok, lets get down to business - shall we? I loved making these pears. They were fun to make and so easy and I personally think that they turned out just they way I had hoped. All that is left to do with these pears is to spray them with Americana Acrylic Sealer/Finisher in Matte - by DecoArt. If you are going to try your hand at them.... be sure to get the spray in Matte because you definitely don't want shiny pears! Once I get more of them finished then I am going to arrange them in an old wooden bowl and place it in the middle of my kitchen table. I might even decide to add some grubby apples as well. Oh, I can't wait to finish my prim fruit arrangement. Well, here is the much awaited picture of my grubby pears. Don't you love them?!? Ignore the foam plate that they are on right now. They are still drying from using the Modge Podge. So, what do you think ladies? I must say that I am pretty proud of them and heck they look alot better then before. Look at my previous post to see the ugly yellow color that they use to be. Hmmm, now they are perfectly prim in my book!

* Alot of you are asking where I found my pears.... I bought mine from Wal-Mart *

19 comments:

Stacey said...

They turned out perfectly prim!!! I just love them so much. It makes me want to just start making everything grubby!!!!!!! (lol) This weekend hopefully will be a great time to get started on some of my projects since I have so much catching up to do. ;) I too hope to find some different things to make and then post on my blog. You have got a great blog and I can only hope that mine will be just as wonderful!!!!!!!

Love and hugs,
Stacey

Janene said...

Lisa~
Those are perfectly prim pears! Say that 3 times really quick!
I bet they smell wonderful!
Where did you pick up your pears?
Thank for the tutorial!

Kelly said...

those are gorgeous. GREAT job crafty girl!!! ;)

basketsnprims said...

Lisa,
They turned out just awesome! Perfectly prim like Janene said. It's amazing what you can do with some spices and modgepodge, coffee stain, and paint. Most of these items are found in our homes and it's fun to look at something such as your pears and say "Wow, I did that", LOL. Have a great evening. Way to go!
Pam

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Wow! they turned out so neat!!!
Walmart sells faux fruit in case anyone wants to know:) I have apples from there that I could try this on:)
Rondell

cynthialeedesigns said...

Hi Lisa,
Great job on the pears! The are perfect prim pears!!
Cindy

Sherrie said...

Doesn't it make you feel great when you try something and it turns out better than you expected??? I think that is what you just accomplished!!!! The pears do look so prim....imagine a whole bowl of them.. Thanks for sharing this cool project!! Sherrie

Sherrie said...

Doesn't it make you feel great when you try something and it turns out better than you expected??? I think that is what you just accomplished!!!! The pears do look so prim....imagine a whole bowl of them.. Thanks for sharing this cool project!! Sherrie

Teri said...

I love the pears and everything that you do!!! Now, I just wish I was as crafty as you!

Kath said...

Ok Lisa-I'm lovin those primmed up pears! You did a great job!!
I'm gonna have to try some...now I know what to do with that "ugly fruit"!!
You are a very crafty-clever gal!

Enjoy your day-can't wait to see what else you come up with!
hug-Kath

In His service, Anne said...

Great job on the pears, I have some peaches I need to do- lol. Nice blog too. Can I ask where you got that large shelf on your slide show (living room i think)? I'm on a hunt for one!

~Beth~ said...

Those turned out great! I love them!

Janet - underthewillow said...

Hi Lisa!....wow those pears turned out great!....and I'll bet the apples will look fantastic with them! Janet :)

ctlogcabin said...

Hi Lisa ~~ Nice to "meet" you also, Thanks for stopping by and saying Hello. Love your prim pears, I have a thing for pears, cloth, wax, and real I love them all the same. You did a great job making something not so nice look wonderful, cant wait to see your bowl filled up with all your prim fruit. Hugs ~ Connie xox

kathy said...

Great job Lisa, I love your pears!!! Now I need to prim mine up, now that I know how great your's turned out :-) Will look forward to seeing your bowl full of prim fruit!
blessings, kathy

Linda said...

Much better!! You done good!!

Mary said...

Nice blog and a big prim welcome to Delphi's P&R.

MaryO61

WillowRidgePrimitives

Karen said...

I love how your pears turned out. I have some tiny ones, I should do that with them. Thanks for sharing! Karen

Liz said...

They come out really nice.