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Cliffdweller
Jul 31, 2011 4:12 PM CST
These were made from pecan tree parts: the husks are the petals and the stems fell from the trees. All I did was use acrylics and a couple of coats of polyurethane and then mounted on a spare piece of plywood. Oh, and I tinted the frame.
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vic
Jul 31, 2011 4:33 PM CST

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Oh Cliffdweller, those are beautiful and I love the bright colors! Wow! Thumbs up
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Robynznest
Jul 31, 2011 5:19 PM CST
Those are beautiful. I love the color. hmmmm I have some pecans in my freezer. Time for pie?
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vic
Jul 31, 2011 5:20 PM CST

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Oh YUM!
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Robynznest
Jul 31, 2011 5:22 PM CST
Hilarious!
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Boopaints
Aug 1, 2011 1:07 AM CST

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Cliffdweller, that is so creative and I love the colors! They really pop out. Now I think I need to start saving seed pods!

Thanks for sharing with us...nice to see you sharing with us!
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goldfinch4
Aug 1, 2011 1:38 AM CST
What a great idea! The flowers look really cool! Thumbs up
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rcn48
Aug 1, 2011 4:07 AM CST
Boopaints said:Cliffdweller, that is so creative and I love the colors! They really pop out. Now I think I need to start saving seed pods!

Thanks for sharing with us...nice to see you sharing with us!


I agree Thumbs up Now I'll be collecting seed pods to add to the stack of pizza boxes I've been saving to make stepping stones. Whistling
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vic
Aug 1, 2011 10:25 AM CST

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I never thought of using pizza boxes for forms! GREAT idea! Thumbs up
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rcn48
Aug 1, 2011 3:09 PM CST
I've seen sites suggest it before but the boxes here are too "thin". When I was in Maine recently we ordered pizza - "THICK" boxes, perfect! Dragged them all the way back to Virginia! Rolling on the floor laughing
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vic
Aug 1, 2011 3:27 PM CST

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NECESSITY is the mother of invention, eh?? Thumbs up Thumbs up
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rcn48
Aug 2, 2011 3:51 AM CST
Oh yeah, I even brought back the clear plastic containers from the sandwiches I bought in the hospital cafe - perfect for storing mosaics or whatever! Rolling my eyes.

Cliffdweller, sorry for OT comments. *Blush* Back to our regular program...wondering if you're able to keep these "flowers" outside all year? Confused

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Cliffdweller
Aug 2, 2011 6:53 AM CST
Speaking of seed pods - I found these dried pods hanging on a vine so I harvested, painted, and mounted. Thanks for your comments.
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goldfinch4
Aug 2, 2011 8:10 AM CST
Love the bright happy colors you use. Very cute. Thumbs up
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hementia
Aug 2, 2011 10:22 AM CST
Cliffdweller those are very creative
Have you tried pine cones
If cut carefully they make excellent wooden roses or zinnas
The newer ones do better
We once decorated gourds with them
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Boopaints
Aug 2, 2011 4:46 PM CST

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I LOVE these Cliffsweller!!! That hot pink/fuchsia color rocks!
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