Friday, September 7, 2012

Sunflower Paulownia Seed Pod Wreath Version 2


I decided I'd make the 
into a Sunflower. 

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Thank you Katie!

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Cut cardboard a bit larger
than the inner circle,
Position it under the wreath.
Before gluing the circle into place, 
I glued on a pull tab from a vege can as a
hanger - these pods are very light weight.
Flip back over and poke holes to insert the 
smaller "claw foot" stars. I used an old wooden cuticle tool. Start in the center and work your way out. I used some that I had already painted red. Protect the painted sunflower by placing paper around it;Spray paint your "seeds", let dry and hang.
I recommend indoor use for these projects.

To see the pods in the natural state,
click HERE


Happy Friday, Y'all!

21 comments:

  1. I love these paulownia projects. Great job!

    Have a great weekend.

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  2. Your wreath is so pretty, JoAnn! I am unfamiliar with the paulownia. Is it a type of tree? We must not have them around here but those pods make a perfect material for a natural wreath!

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    1. Hey Jane! they are also called the Empress tree - they make beautiful spring flowers, that the bees loves, and these hulls are what is left. Thanks for your sweet comment and visit!

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  3. This is fantastic! !!!! What a great idea. Thanks for your visit and nice comment on the spoonful blog. I am still in awe when I look at my "new" countertops. The pressed tin back splash is actually plastic... they sell them in sheets at home depot...and I just glued them in place.
    Have a great new week.

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  4. Wow, that is a fantastic wreath. It is about as labor intensive as when I stuck 400 flag toothpick into a Styrofoam wreath to make a flag wreath (if you search flag wreath on my blog you should find it is you want a look). I loved that you used natural elements, it came out great. Laura

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  5. This wreath is awesome! Visiting from It so Cheri

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  6. Oh!! I love this even more as a sunflower (which I adore)! Beautiful!! :)

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    1. Thanks Denise, actually, it was my husband that said, 'you're gonna make that a sunflower, right?', after I had painted it white... sometimes it takes another set of eyes to 'see' ;)

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  7. This is such a creative way to use the pods. Your wreath turned out great. I love it!

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  8. How creative and beautiful...Blessings, Becky

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  9. Beautiful work! Thanks JoAnn for visiting me & for your sweet comment :)

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  10. I love this one too! It makes a perfect sunflower!

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  11. So creative! Great job! Thanks so much for joining our Countdown to Fall link party! Have a great week! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_09_10_archive.html

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  12. I'm so glad that I'm following you! What a gorgeous wreath and very well done. Thanks for sharing:)

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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    1. Hi, what a wonderfully sweet comment to wake up to! I can't think of a better way to start the day ;) And so glad you're following along. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  13. Wow, Joann, this is so amazing, it looks just like a sunflower. You have a lot of patience. Thanks for sharing this!

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  14. This is just amazing - awesome job!!!

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  15. What cool looking seed pods! They make the perfect sunflower wreath! And I've never seen the star shaped ones for the center either. Not sure where you're located & if these are plants that would grow in northern Indiana.

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    1. Thanks for commenting. They are from the tree call Paulownia, aka Empress tree. Not sure what their cold hardiness is, but they thrive down here in our S GA tropical weather. I'm trying to gather the rest of them before they hit the ground, which ruins them. The leaves are falling off and it will be bare til spring time. Again thanks for your sweet comment. If you'll go to my 5 Point Star post, you'll see how I take them apart.

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  16. Sharing your lovely wreath on this weeks All Star Block Party!

    http://www.nutmegplace.com/2012/09/all-star-block-party-16.html

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  17. Joann this is gorgeous!!

    xo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

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