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Monday, January 23, 2012

Yarn Wrapped Faux Fruit {Tutorial}

I was getting ready to throw away some old faux pears that I had since they had been treated roughly and beaten up by the kids.  The stems were missing and there were some nicks and dings in them, but it hurts me so much to throw something away.  I decided to figure out a way to make them lovely again.  This ended up being so easy!

You could do this with any type of faux fruit; just use the right color of yarn and follow these instructions.  I'm thinking this would look great with pumpkins in the fall!

Supplies needed:


1. Squirt some glue onto the top of the fruit.

2. Use your foam brush to spread it around.  Do not spread too thinly or too far down because it will dry quickly, and the yarn will not stick once it's dry.  If the yarn is not sticking, you need more glue.  Don't be afraid to add more than you think you need because it will dry clear and won't show up on your finished product. 

3. Starting at the very top, wrap the yarn in a spiral shape on top of the glue.  Once you've covered all the glue, add some more, spread it with your brush, and continue wrapping.  Keep wrapping until the entire piece of fruit is covered.

4. When the fruit is fully covered in yarn, cut your twig to the desired size, and attach to the top with a nice dollop of fabric glue.  Remember, don't worry - it will dry clear.

5.  You are done!  Enjoy this amazingly simple creation!

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Blogger Marti said...

Good tutorial. I stumbled upon your blog. Drop by for a visit.

January 24, 2012 at 7:33 AM  
Anonymous Jacqueline Gonzales said...

That is awesome! Did you give it back to the kids to play with it or did you put it up as decor?

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January 24, 2012 at 9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So fun!! This is so easy and looks so great! I love it!

January 24, 2012 at 11:53 AM  
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January 24, 2012 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger Wayne W Smith said...

I stumbled you post as well - from STT

January 25, 2012 at 6:05 AM  
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January 25, 2012 at 7:51 PM  
Anonymous Linda said...

I love your pear! I have made a few pears lately but yours is really fun!! I hope you will link it up to my Show It Off Thursdays party at:

Thanks so much!! Linda

January 26, 2012 at 6:14 PM  
Blogger Katie Goldsworthy said...

I really like this. I was just talking to someone the other day about how I have way too many balls in bowls everywhere, but couldn't think of other things to display in a I have an idea!

Thanks for linking up to Tell it to Me Tuesday @ Creatively Living!

January 28, 2012 at 1:09 AM  
Blogger Kelly at My Colorful Cottage said...

hi there, found you at Someday Crafts today! love this idea, very cute:) I would love to try this and put a bunch in a bowl for a display.

February 1, 2012 at 5:42 AM  
Blogger simona said...

what a neat idea! i will definitely keep this in mind. i'm off to find out what other projects you have that might inspire me :)

February 1, 2012 at 1:34 PM  

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