Monday, September 3, 2012

Paulownia Seed Pod Wreath Tutorial Version 1

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Featured At Krafty Kat
Thank You, Kathie, for featuring my wreath!

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Thank You, Holly, for featuring my wreath at Full Circle Creations





Supplies: Seed Pods, cleaned and baked
(for no pesky or moldy surprises!)
Card board - I traced a 10" dinner plate,
then traced a cereal bowl for the inner circle
Scissors or exacto knife
Hot Glue Gun, extra glue sticks
Leave natural (use a brown cardboard) or 
Spray Paint in the color of your choice
*I sprayed on about 3 coats of paint

Create this on a flat surface, as you'll overlap the seed pods
and you'll want this to hang flat on the wall.

This would look equally nice placed on a table 
with a coordinating colored candle in the middle.

You'll be needing four rows worth of pods, approx. 60-70 pods.
If you've worked with these pods, you know they are curved and
the single point should be glued down so it touches the cardboard.
Place with the pod hanging approx. half way over the outside of the
card board. Begin the next row straddling the pod between the two,
to give a random placed look.

Pop in a movie and glue away!

**Added Note**
These pods are very light weight.
This wreath could be hung on the wall
with a simple small nail / tack, etc.
That's a big plus for those with sheet rock walls :)

This is one version of the seed pod wreath.
Stay tuned for the next version. 

The sun is actually shining so I'm off to 
paint my other brass lamp!

Happy Saturday, Y'all!


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45 comments:

  1. Love this ... how fun!! I'm trying to figure out if this is something I could substitute my abundance of hickory hulls with! LOL! :)

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    1. Denise, it's definitely worth a try - do blog about it if you do give it a try. I'd love to see it. Wish I had one of those beautiful hickory trees here.

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  2. I love the wreath! What a wonderful, unique way to use the pods. Thanks for sharing the tut.

    hugs!
    Carol

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  3. Thanks ladies! I have so much in my head for these things, not enough time or energy - I know we're supposed to rest on Labor Day - some how I don't think that applies to us crafters :)

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  4. Gorgeous, I love it Jo Ann! So much much fun creating beautiful things like this and whilst watching a movie too wow:)

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  5. We have these trees all over our parkways and I often wondered if those pods could be used in a wreath, but I was told they were nasty to work. with. I am just wondering. If they have pesky critters inside, where do those pesky things go when you bake them? I weighing my choices here - beautiful wreath VS pesky crispy critters in the oven. HMMM - would not be the first time sometime odd was baked in there! Great job!

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    1. Hi thanks for stopping by to comment... to me these are no worse than rinsing and baking acorns, which are a must. Line your baking sheets with foil and discard. For these pods, be sure to wipe out all of the seeds, (and discard) and bake at 200 for 15-20 minutes. Then have lots of fun making things!

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  6. This wreath is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your tutorial with us! :D

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  7. You always have such neat ideas! This this great for fall!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  8. I am pinning this. My daughter has a paulownia tree in her yard but she has never used the pods. We did use the largest of the leaves to make concrete bird baths. She will love this idea.
    Your wreath is beautiful and I look forward to seeing the next method.
    Blessings, Ginger

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    1. Hey Ginger! she'll have fun making this! thanks for visiting!

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  9. Love this! Thanks for sending the link. It's different from any that I've seen...like that!!

    Love,
    Amanda

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  10. I totally love this wreath! What a awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Great use of pods. Now where did you get all of those pods?
    Kim@reposhture.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow! That is so different and fun! I'm your newest follower :)
    Susan

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  13. Oh that is just gorgeous! I love those pods and you sure know what to do with them!!

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  14. I want these seed pods! They are awesome. The wreath came out great!

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  15. Wow, I love this wreath! I'll have to do a search to see if we have those pods around here. I would just like to have an apothecary jar filled with them!

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    1. That would be pretty, esp now, with the earthy tones for fall. Thanks for visiting ;)

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  16. Oh I love it Joann!
    Great job. Super cool.
    Hugs
    Trace


    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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  17. This wreath is really great! I don't know if I've actually seen these pods around my area. I'll have to find out if they grow here. I agree with CAS, they would look good in an apothecary jar. Thanks for the tutorial! Looking forward to the next one. :)

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  18. JoAnn,
    What a great wreath out of seedpods. It would look great for a Fall door decor. I'll have to look around our woods and see if we have anything remotely like that with pods.

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  19. I have never thought to do this. We have a big paulownia tree and this would be a great project to use all those seedpods. Thanks for sharing! I would be thrilled for you to share this at my linky party!
    http://kraftykat76.blogspot.com/search/label/Gettin%27%20Krafty%20With%20It

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    1. Hi Kathie, nice to 'meet' you! I've linked up. Thanks so much for the invite.

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  20. Wow! That's a lot of seeds! I've never heard of Paulownia seeds. They sure make a pretty wreath though. Nice job JoAnn.

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    1. Hey Deborah! thanks for you sweet comment. There are so many 'natural' things around us that can be used in so many ways - one just has to think it up ;)

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  21. SO gorgeous!! I want one!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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  22. This is so creative! I like the fact that you used something natural from your yard. There are wonderful things around us, we just have to use our imaginations. I'm a new follower to your wonderful blog!

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    1. Hi Gail, welcome aboard! I appreciate your comment, and hope you visit often ;)

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  23. That is a plus for sheet rock walls it's near impossible to hang much of anything w/o tearing those walls up. This was a nice project!

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  24. it;s lovely and perfect for Autumn. Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

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    1. Thanks Katherine! I appreciate your visit and comment :-)

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  25. Ilove this wreath-what a creative use of nature's bounty-wanted you to know I featured this on my blog today-Have a lovely weekend- Claire

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  26. Just wanted to let you know I featured this today! Come on by & grab a button!

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  27. Oh my gosh I would not have guessed that was seed pods. It is so pretty and I love the texture of it. So glad you shared with all of us.

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  28. I love this and wish I had access to these. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

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  29. This wreath is really amazing! I love that it was made from seed pods. So pretty!

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  30. Gorgeous wreath. I love it and I'm featuring it at the All Star Block Party features from last week that I missed.

    Holly
    fullcirclecreations.blogspot.com

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  31. This is beautiful...looks a tad time consuming but what a fantastic outcome.
    Karen

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    1. Thank You! I do have a tendency to choose projects that takes 2 days to make ;-) but when I get in the groove, I find it soothing and calming to the nerves... as long as it goes smoothly ;0 Thank You for your visit today!

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