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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fake-Corns

Acorn Vase Filler $14.00 

Seasonal nuts from the harvest lend the appeal of healthy abundance to holiday displays.
  • Each acorn is made of plastic, painted for an authentic look and has a real acorn top.
  • Set of 54 acorns.
...or Walmart. $3 a bag. Thanks to Tana at Orange it Lovely for tipping me off to this incredible steal!
Plastic body, real acorn hat.
In a word, fake-corns.
Fine with me.
Yes, they're very pretty "natural."
But you people KNOW better.
 
So haul these babies outside and get the white gloss Krylon.
Yes, yes I did.
And I'd do it again too!
Now that those are dry, what do you say we beach up the Thanksgiving vibe, eh?
 Ignore the lame attempt at a backdrop. Our special effects budget is a little light.
 It's going to be a white Autumn here.
When you get to start over, you get to do whatever you want!









Whatcha think?

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52 comments:

Mel said...

Gorgeous! I have dibs on the fish when you are ready to give it up :)

lisbonlioness said...

Very stylish and elegant! Good job spraying them white, they look a million bucks now! And the clear accents do beautiful stuff to the light.

Jane said...

I think they look great painted and are perfect in your display. I've got a huge bowl of real ones from my backyard that might have to get that treatment.
Laughed out loud about your special effects budget...I needed that on an early Wed. morning.
Jane

Jennifer @ Muse Lodge said...

They turned out really awesome...I just might have to break out the white spray paint! :)

Sherri B. said...

Wow, I love it. I am so impressed with how organized you are to be getting ready for the next occasion already.

Great minds think alike, I used the same for some Etsy items.

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Oooohhhh and ahhhh!! Love the elegant white fake-corns! Usually my deck in covered in acorns and I just curse them for stabbing my bare feet as I walk out there, next year I'll be collecting them!

Orange it Lovely said...

Looks great!!! I love the spraying white. See what you can do with being cheap and going to Walmart lol Glad I alerted you hahaha
~Tana

Dharma said...

brilliant! but you knew that ;)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your white acorns, gourds and pumpkins. What a great idea. Beautiful vignettes. Hugs, Marty

Chelsea said...

Nice! Awesome find at Wally-World, too. I might have to head down there for some more fall-ish decor soon...

~Chelsea

Beth @ Wiccan Make Some Too said...

Love this project. White acorns...too cute!

TracyMB @ Crow's Feet Chic said...

Wow.... what a hot tip! These are fabulous au naturel and white. Wonder if we have them in our Wal*Marts up here??? We don't have many oak trees but everything we do have is covered in white. Dang snow. :)

Heather said...

Walmart is not my most favorite place to go, but I am going to have to go now! Those acorns are great!

Deb said...

I love how you have no boundaries when it comes to spray paint. :)

Cristie said...

Very cool! love the acorns, they are great!

NatureGirl said...

Hmmm...that is quite lovely. But it does make me wonder who's job it is to gather those little acorn tops!

Bonnie said...

I have some of these "fake" corns and I love them. I really like the way you had yours displayed.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Very cute!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the different colors. The amber tranparent acorns look so cool.

Sue said...

I think you've got a great creative eye!

=)

Jackie said...

I love those acorns.

Donna said...

Love your fakecorns! Too funny! Great idea to paint them, they would be pretty with glitter, too! But then, I am addicted to glitter:)

Black and White {Side by Side} said...

amazing! i love anything that looks like white ceramic :) where did you get the glass acorns?

Life in Rehab said...

They're actually acrylic, and they were in bags of 30 at Dollar Tree! RUN!

Vanessa said...

Oh My Goodness!!!! You are the only person I have seen do this and so you get the gold star for creativity today! This is one craft that even I can do and I love how you gave them such pizazz with only a little bit of paint! I also love the glass ones and saw in the above comment that you got them at Dollar Tree so I am going get my rear over there pronto! :-)
Thanks so much for linking this fabulousness to the party!
Vanessa

Melissa said...

It's just gorgeous. I think you are brilliant to have painted them white. Really brilliant!

Jessica of Amaretto Vineyard said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

AllieMakes! said...

Those are VERY cool! Good job!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

hip-chick said...

They look very nice. We have two Oak trees out front of our house so I have no need for fakecorns! But, I have been considering painting the real ones. Now that I see you have done it with success perhaps I will try it.

Patti said...

Funny gal!! Love these painted!
Stop over to enter a giveaway!

Kim said...

We have the real thing here, but they seem to shed their tops and pellet unsuspecting cars before I can get ahold of any. Love your idea.

Splendid Little Stars said...

You are very clever! lovely decorations!

Michaelangelo said...

I love it! Such a nice twist on traditional fall decor! Wish I had oak trees here, but I don't.... I did find real acorns online at www.curiouscountrycreations.com. I just might have to get some :)

Jenny said...

You did it again! This is such a different look. I really like it...and those glowy ones really amp up the shiny white!

Clever mix of color and texture here!

Another amazing transformation linked to Alphabe-Thursday!

Lucky us!

Thank you for linking.

A+

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

I love acorns! They look great painted white!

Kathleen said...

Wow, they look good with their new "make-up".
Nice job.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

This is AWESOME!!! I gotta get me some of these. :)

dogsmom said...

I have to say that whenever I get the opportunity to visit you never fail to amuse me.

Lisa Cash said...

Great idea - very clever!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello...

Ohhh...I think this is a fabulous idea!!! I love your white autumn! It's different...unique...and I love that! All of those pretty little white acorns look lovely used as a filler in the candleholders...I love how this turned out! Thank you for sharing your great idea with us...I will be keeping this in mind!!!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

Hey there! I love these. I can't believe someone would pay 14 bucks for acorns. 3 is much much better. I love them painted white...with spray paint there are so many cool options. Thanks for inspiring me. Oh and your glass acorns are so adorable.

Tara said...

Would love to have you link this up at Trendy Treehouse. We have a party every wednesday to share creative projects, recipes, ect. Hope you join in....

http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com/2010/11/creative-share-blog-hop.html

Karena said...

Wow you have mixed it up beautifully!! Great job...

Come and see my latest find, would love your comments, I will also have a new giveaway soon!

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Nikki said...

I love the acorns...but round here, we have such a white winter that I am sooooooo not ready for a white autumn LOL. Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

Heather at Dragonfly Designs said...

Gorgeous! I'm thinking... is there anything that you wont spray paint? I know! The cats! LOL But seriously - fab job and thanks for linking up!

Sassy Sites! said...

Thanks for linking up with Sassy Sites for "Trash to Treasure Tuesday". :)

-Marni @ Sassy Sites!

Suzy said...

As usual. Great idea! Thanks for linking up to my Commercial Break Thursday!

suzy

Swampgirl said...

I need these! Looks like I am heading to WalMart (not my favorite store) so I really must like these to go!

Lauren @ 31diy said...

Super adorable! Fake-corns are better than real acorns. (Did you hear about how using real acorns in a project can leave you with tons of maggots? Eek! No thank you!)

Love the beachy-themed fall decorations.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

You just crack me up and your creativity is wonderful. I've been trying to find shapes of ordinary household things to make HUGE acorns just to see if I can pull it off. I'll post if I do. Love your ideas! Keep on rehabbing!

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

Thank you for contributing these to FineCraftGuild's DIY Craft Tutorial linky party. Hope to see you back this coming Wednesday with some new crafty ideas.

Btw. I am all for SOULFUL IDEAS, and if you found you've made something creative that helped your rehab, for instance, I would so welcome this, even if it's an older post.

Have a lovely creative week!

Jami said...

Sunny- I set this post aside because I wanted to feature it and then I forgot to come back and tell you. Well, guess what, tomorrow I am featuring this post at Ain't She Crazy! Sorry for the late notice. Thanks for linking up with me and putting up with my absent-mindedness. :)
-Jami