Thursday, November 22, 2012


Here's my spin on the lovely little oranges and clove 'ornament' pomanders.

It's just a tad different in that I like to paint my oranges before adding the cloves.

Hey, why go for the ordinary?

Here's what you'll need:
whole cloves
paint color of your choice
brushes, scissors

Paint your whole orange in whatever fantastical color you wish- here I have chosen a lovely copper, add the cloves in whatever design you would like, and hang with twine.

Enjoy the beauty and the lovely aroma.

Monday, November 19, 2012


With autumn here, and Thanksgiving fast approaching we've been thinking of fallen leaves and pumpkin harvests- gearing up for toasty days by the fire enjoying some 'indoor' time.

My mom recently came for a visit and I tried to occupy here time with a bit of 'craftyness'.

We opted for painting some fallen autumn leaves as well as mini pumpkins, apples, and pomegranites and I thought I'd share it with you.

Here's what we used:

-mini pumpkins, pomegranites, apples (whatever fruit or squash/gourd you'd like)- I pressed and dried the leaves first so they wouldn't curl
-acrylic paints- I used coppers and golds as well as browns, oranges and yellows
-fishing line

didn't these turn out gorgeous?
there's something to be said for a gold painted gingko leaf

I strung mom's painted leaves with fishing line so it looks like they are floating