Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Harvest Flower Clip

"One by one the leaves will drop,
                          There's nothing that can make them stop.
You cannot beg a hummingbird to stay,
Why does it have to be that way?"

This is so true!  My hummingbirds left shortly after I got back from my vacation. Thank goodness I had refreshed their drink before they left. Other signs of fall are all around us these days inspiring us to create.  I was recently at Pier 1 looking at some of their beautiful autumn selections for inspiration and came across an beautiful harvest flower clip.

"A luxuriant leafy cluster seven inches wide is hand-painted and appliqued with gilded accents, beads, sequins and glitter. Fitted with a discreet clip, this starburst of autumnal brilliance will light up tables, garlands, wall hangings and—hey, you know exactly where it’ll work in your home. Snap one up now."      

I thought, "No, I don't think so."  For $7.95, "Uh, I can make my own!"

I had everything I needed in my crafting supplies:
Fake autumn leaves
floral wire                     
floral tape
floral picks

 This was quick and easy. I wrapped the bead with floral wire . . . . .

and then bundled them together . . . . .

wrapping the faux leaves around the grouped beads.  

 Then,  I wrapped five or six larger leaves on floral picks around the smaller leaves and beads with floral tape. Brown floral tape would have been better, but I didn't have any. I added glitter glue to the leaves and let dry.
                                                That's it!  Quick, simple, and cheap!

   And, I do know where this will work in my home . . . . .
     On top of this adorable pumpkin!

Thanks for stopping by
and take a little time to enjoy,
Happy Crafting!


  1. Holy smokes! I love this! I'm pinning it to try later! Awesome project!!

    1. Thanks Danni! I knew you would like cause it's quick and simple!

  2. That poem really sums up how I feel about fall! I can't believe how cute your leaf pin turned out!! Who needs Pier One??


    1. Thanks! I know! Everyone seems happy to have fall arrive. Not me, I've always gotten a little depressed at everything changing during this time of the year.

  3. Great idea, looks exactly like the Pier 1 version. I can't wait to see what you are going to come up next!!

  4. Just lovely. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!


  5. I'm so glad that I'm following you! I am in LOVE with this clip. Thanks for the inspiration:)


  6. I wanted a little something-something for a giant pumpkin I was decorating for a friend. This is perfect and like you I have these things in my craft room. Thanks -glad I came by to visit!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  7. Wow! This is just gorgeous! Is it Fall yet??

    Thanks for sharing on The All Star Block Party!

  8. Gail, You clip is better than the original! Beautiful! It takes the pumpkin from cute to gorgeous!!! What a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing this stunning DYI with TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!Brilliant!

  9. Super job! I'm visiting from the Pinterest party and pinning away!

  10. I just love this clip idea. It really added to your pumpkin. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.



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