Monday, September 5, 2011

Falling for Crafts Challenge - Week #1

Update -- it looks like I got my wires crossed and this should actually be for next week.  I'll leave it up here because it's already done, but just so you know, the links won't work until next week.  Thanks (and sorry).

AUTUMN CENTERPIECE

This is Week #1 of the "Falling for Crafts Challenge" hosted by One Artsy Mama (aka Amy).  Every week she is going to give us some inspiration, along with a challenge.  This week the challenge was "Centerpieces".

I had some Indian corn leftover from making a Corn Husk Wreath (that you will see in the coming week or so), so I thought I would use those.  I had pinned a centerpiece from Eddie Ross' site that I used as the starting point.

Here is what you need:

Large candle, twine, Indian corn, an elastic, scissors

I started by making sure that a corn husk hugged every piece of corn and tied a piece of twine around each one to make sure the husk stayed put.  Next I put a large elastic around the candle so that I could slip in the corn cobs.  I was only planning on doing this long enough to wrap the twine around, but the elastic became buried under the twine and you couldn't see it all, so I just left it.



I did try to keep the twine and elastic at the same level so that later when I wrapped the entire piece, it would all blend in nicely.


At this point, I wrapped the twine around maybe 6 or 8 times, tied it off and trimmed the ends.  If I had planned on using this as part of a mantle display, I probably would have made some rustic-looking bow.  Instead I decided to put it on our kitchen table so I left the bow off.  Oh, the candle is a maple scent.  Perfect for fall.  Mmmmmmm.



Be sure to pop on over to One Artsy Mama to see all of the gorgeous examples she has shown or maybe even to play along.















Here is where I'm partying:

Inspiration Board (Homework)Ta-Da Tuesdays (Mommy By Day Crafter By Night)Wow Us Wednesday (Savvy Southern Style)Sizzle Into Summer Party (DIY by Design)On Sutton PlaceIt's a Party (A Creative Princess)Hookin' up with HoH (House of Hepworths)Super Sweet Thursday Par-tay (Fabulously Flawed)Freestyle Friday #6 (Happy Hour Projects)Potpurri Friday (2805)Fancy Friday Blog Hop (Mel Dreams Often)

32 comments:

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Really pretty, perfect for Autumn. I have no idea where I'd find Indian corn here though - didn't even know what it was!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Wow, that's so pretty! I can't wait to see your wreath!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Aren't you clever? Love this. I just saw these little corns the other day at Hob Lob and didn't get any. Really can't wait to see the next wreath. I hope to post one tomorrow if I get the lead out today. :o) We're on holiday so I'm off work. Yay! Have a good one.

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

Beautiful idea!

Dee

Mindy said...

Wow, you are all in with this fall thing. I'm going to be defiant until the first leaves fall dangit. I refuse to accept that it's September.

Kadie said...

Great Job Terry! Your house it going to look so cute for fall!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

That's so cool Terry. BTW, I would love to hang out with you. Maybe we could both move half way. LOL

Terrie said...

Autumn is my favourable season. This corn decoration if perfect. What a pretty feel.

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

I'll just say it, Terry... you are brilliant and on a real roll with your autumnal decorating! I love this idea and I can't wait to make my own.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I'm getting some corn and going to be a copy cat!!!!

Blessings,
Linda

deborah said...

Great idea! I love decorating for fall. I started a little earlier this year. I just couldn't wait!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a really cute idea! I may just try this! Thanks for sharing! ♥

Poppy said...

Beautiful candle holder... a perfect centerpiece for autumn. Very creative! Found you over at Kim's WUW party.Thanks for the inspiration~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love that idea for a centerpiece or even just on a table. Thanks for sharing at wow.

Judy said...

That's perfect for the fall. I'm still in summer mode, but seeing this project kinda gets me in the mood for fall. Thanks for sharing at my Sizzle into Summer party.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love these indian corn, I did a tablescape with a centerpiece with them, I didn't know they were called "indian corn"! I guess cause I'm from NY?! I love your centerpiece and I also adore autumn!! Thanks for sharing. FABBY

Step inside my home said...

This is a great idea ... and so easy as well. Thanks for the great idea, I may borrow it. :-) Susie

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

thats a great idea for fall decor.

Honey at 2805 said...

This is a terrific centerpiece and tutorial!

I hope you will bring one of your projects or posts to my Potpourri Friday Party this week. Link-up starts on Thursday afternoon. Without a doubt, your participation will help make the party better!

Tanya@takesix said...

Your candleholder is an absolutely sweet fall decoration. Thanks for the great directions with pictures. I plan on making one myself. Visiting from Savvy Southern Style link party.

Coley said...

This is super cute! I might have to try this when Indian Corn comes out at the farmers market :)

Coley @
www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

refresh restyle said...

I want some corn now, what a cute easy way to decorate!
Debbie

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

This is so creative and looks great!

Karie @ The HoB said...

Love the colors from the Indian Corn! Thank you for sharing!

Honey at 2805 said...

This is such a showy and creative display. So nice of you to share it!

Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. Your participation makes the party more successful. I appreciate you!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Thanks for linking up Girlfriend!

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Terry, this is so festive and colorful....love it!

Barb

Horváth Emerencia said...

Beautiful candle holder!Emerencia.

Barbara F. said...

Very cute idea! I can't wait to see the wreath. Visiting from 2805. xo,

Amy said...

Hey, Terry! I love it! The post is up for real this time; come link up. :)

Ellen said...

Very festive and useful.
Hugs,
Ellen

Alice said...

Really creative! I did not think that corn can be used as a design to some glassware. Did you color the corns intentionally?

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