7.14.2008

Pineapple Art

Thanks for all of your suggestions on how to use my newly decoupaged pineapples! Quite a few of you were very creative (and sweet) and had ideas on how I could either give them away as tags on gifts, or give them away as magnets, or to create a mini-scrapbook to give away
 
Those are such great ideas. Really. But wouldn't that mean that I couldn't keep them all for myself? I am quite sure that I could not part with a single one!

I think I will have to pick up another package from the Dollar store so that I can try some of your great ideas (and to ease my conscience due to my selfish hoarding of paper-covered pineapples).


I was heavily leaning towards turning them into a garland for my work space. And when I say heavily leaning, I mean that I had already strung them into a garland.

I was using hot pink and green with polka dot ribbons, and it was looking cute, until I tried to hang it in various locations, and it just didn't look right. While I am sure that I could have saved the garland if I had the patience to work with the ribbon, I had grown tired of it
 
This craft is reflective of so many of my projects. I start out with a plan that I am sure will look great, then when it doesn't, I scrap the idea altogether, and pursue a completely different concept.

So, I began digging through my stash and found these two canvases that had been saved for a time such as this. I began by giving them each several coats of pink craft paint. 
 

Because I had tried and failed at my garland idea, there were holes to conceal. Luckily, I am a stockpiler of brads (check out Target's dollar section, they always have cute ones; this week I saw gingham), and I had one to fit each pineapple. 
   
Once the canvas was dry, I began attaching my pineapples.  


The brads ended up serving a dual purpose: not only did they cover the holes, but they allowed me to adhere the pineapple without glue. I purposely spaced them close together so that it would create a layered effect.


My finished product:


And here they are in their new home. I think I'm glad that the garland didn't work out!


17 comments:

ugagirl30 said...

I am so loving the pineapples. I want me some pineapples. Where did you get them? I have an awesome sewing space that needs some TLC. Still working on making it pretty, so maybe one day I'll feel like posting some pictures.

My Beautiful Mess..... said...

I love it!! That is perfect. What a great idea for me to steal :) Pineapples are just so welcoming.

Julie said...

Perfect!

Aubrey said...

Too funny...I actually just got through posting a comment on your previous blog entry that you should paint a canvas and put them on. We think alike! It turned out cute!!

Mikki said...

Looks fantastic. Great save!!!

Songbirdtiff said...

Very cute! I love those little brads.

Audrey said...

Genius!

Pearl said...

Very cute project !

Elise said...

That is so cute!! Dollar store here I come!!
Elise

Graham Shenanigans said...

tooooooo cute!!! I love the canvasses!! Really added some color to your space!

Graham Shenanigans said...

Too cute!! Love the canvasses. They really added some color to your space. Great job!

aimee said...

they look great in their new home!

Nicole said...

That is the cutest idea. I am so in love with that paper. I thought I read somewhere that you bought it at Target. Either I read wrong or our Target just doesn't have it, I'm so dissapointed.

Lisa said...

super cute - love the paper too!! very cool idea - i need to check out the dollar stores here!! :)

Krista said...

Very cute, Kristin! It added that extra touch to your workspace area! Can't wait to see what's next, girl! =)

Kyla said...

Okay . . . much better than my idea! LOVE them! I feel a trip to Hobby Lobby coming on . . .

Latida108 said...

OK, I gasped a little too when I saw them! I'm also *slightly* obsessed with pineapples! I heart them! Where did you get them? I went to our Dollar Tree today, but sadly they didn't have them.