Friday, September 5, 2014

Corky Pumpkins

Hi Friends
Hope you enjoyed a great first week of September.

Today I want to share a little project that I can't take credit for, but so enjoyed to create.

My dear friend Betsy from Coastal Colors shared this fun wine cork pumpkin idea 
Visit Betsy for the tutorial and to meet her. She is such a talented girl and you will so enjoy your visit
and how she shares projects and home decor.

Anyway, I thought her cork pumpkin was such a great idea.
 I wanted to try one or two but did not have enough corks. 

So recently when I was out junkin, I came across a bag of corks
and quickly grabbed them up with this project in mind.

And~ I had enough corks to make a large pumpkin and little one to go with it.

For mine I added small faux leaves and copper wire twisted for vine around the top.

You could paint these white too.

Look how cute on top my rusty old scale.

Just a touch of fall in the kitchen to begin a new look for the season.

All you need is corks, paint, hot glue and felt for leaves like Betsy's shares
 or faux leaves like I have used. 
For the vines, I used wire, but Betsy shares how you can make them using jute.
Visit HERE to see more.

The formula for the cork placement is,
a row of 4
a row of 5
a row of 6
then another row of 5
and the top row again of 4.
Save one for the stem, paint, accent and display!!

Thank you Betsy for the inspiration. It was a fun project.
Now I'm  thinking maybe Christmas trees painted white with glitter.

Are you beginning your fall touches?
Creating any new projects.

So much fun isn't it??

I'm so thankful for this time of year!!

See you next time.
Be Blessed.

Celestina Marie


TexWisGirl said...

cute idea! :)

Anonymous said...

What a cute and clever idea. It always amazes me the ideas some people come up with.

Happy September to you.


Anonymous said...

Very cute idea for fall and your vignette looks great. Funny, I saw a collection of corks at the thrift store recently!

Anonymous said...

Celeste, you are just the sweetest friend! I love your cork pumpkins! I'm going to make the little one tonight! I love the copper wire on the top! I have to borrow your great idea! Thank you for your kind words and reference! You're so thoughtful!!!

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Celeste,
Very cute and clever.

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste,
what a lovely idea and a wonderful deocration for autumn! Thanks for sharing!
Wishing you a happy weekend,
Love and hugs and blessings,
Claudia xo

Nancy said...

Hi Celeste!! Oh these are so adorable, and you are so creative!! I was just elated to see Bloglovin in my email, and a recent post from you too!! I would Love to hear from you!! When you get a chance could you swing by my Blog? Have a Wonderful Week end~
Huggs, Nancy

Betty said...

They are so adorable. I wished I had some cork now to make a couple.

Sola Scriptura said...

Very cute! I really like how you displayed it too. I'm on my way to visit her blog...

Kerri said...

Hi Celeste,
My mom would love those pumpkins, she loves log cabins and such... I'm happy to see you are still blogging. I had to take a break for summer dog shows. It was way too hectic to keep up, had to put my shop on vacation. I am back now and ready for those holiday sales. I see you have been super busy creating as well. Are you loving fall? I have noticed weather here has not been so humid. Hope you have a blessed week!


Julie Marie said...

Oh Celeste, those are just adorable!... I especially love the teensie one... my sister, my nieces and I are getting together this coming week to craft, I'm going to show these to them and see if we can't make some, I love those!... and yours look so cute on top of your vintage scale... happy crafting to you!... xoxo Julie Marie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning my friend! I am enjoying the slight transition we are making into fall; we still have summer-like weather, but I can see and even smell fall around the corner! Therefore, a project as such is perfect for those lovely displays on the farmhouse table! You are just wonderful. Enjoy your Saturday! Anita

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Very cute! I never would've thought to do that with wine corks- the copper wire is a cute accent. I bought some faux pumpkins to paint but I'm not very talented like you so it will be pretty basic! It's feeling more like fall up here so my mind is on fall decorating although I haven't done much yet. Have a wonderful weekend!


That is unique! I'm sure I have some corks, somewhere! LOL! It's feeling like fall and I love it!

Valerie-Jael said...

What a fantastic idea, love how you have made this. It makes a beautiful fall decoration! Hugs, Valerie

Donna said...

What a fun project, Celestina! They are just the cutest. I love your idea of creating Christmas trees with the corks too! And you know I am all about the glitter:)

Dorthe said...

They look wonderful dear Celestina Marie, and you made a beautiful job, with the leaves and swirls, love it.. and love your collection and the pumpkins on the old scale. I hope you are fine, and wishes you a great weekend.

Jan Hermann said...

What a cute idea!! Have a delightful weekend. I just posted an UPDATE about Angel and Me.


1CardCreator said...

So very pretty and clever too, I love your vines and they make the cutest little pair of decorations. Hope you are staying cool and dry. ~Diane

1CardCreator said...

So very pretty and clever too, I love your vines and they make the cutest little pair of decorations. Hope you are staying cool and dry. ~Diane

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your pumpkins are adorable! And I love the way you added the numbers to your rusty scale. Very clever!

Have a good weekend, Celestina!

Patty Sumner said...

Those are simply the cutest things ever!!! I need corks!!! What great simple Fall d├ęcor but oh so beautiful! Thanks for sharing...Have a great Weekend! Blessings!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

You are such a clever lady - the pumpkin corks look terrific and what a fun project.
Thank for sharing it with us. Have a great weekend.

White Lace and Promises said...

How completely cute and so original. Who would have thought??? I love the old scale, and of course, ironstone is my favorite thing in all the world. Oh well, that and milk glass. Love seeing all the fun things you do.

Cynthia said...

Such a cute idea to welcome Fall! I just saw bagged cork stoppers at Michaels, too. Thanks for the inspiration and Happy Fall!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Too cute Celeste!! Love this idea!

Blessings, Edie + Marie

Deborah Montgomery said...

So cute! Maybe because I just came from a blog with pictures of grapes, but picture making a "cluster" of grapes with corks. That would be cool too and fit in with the wine cork theme. somebody has to drink a lot of wine for these projects though!!:)
Hope you're having a nice weekend.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very cute, Celeste!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Well who would ever think corks could be made into adorable pumpkins! Love your creative mind! Still really hot and humid in Philadelphia bit I'm starting to bring the look of Autumn into our home. Always enjoy a visit to see your creativeness and your pretty home.

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Celeste! How cute is that? I love pumpkins. And the subtle colors of the corks would be perfect for what I'm planning this year. Hope you're having a good weekend! Hugs!!!

Createology said...

Very cute cork pumpkins. Hmmm...I have corks. Thank you so very much for sharing and introducing us to Betsy whom I am off to visit. Creative Cork Bliss...

cynthia lee designs said...

Very it!!

Alessandra said...

I' ve never seen so original pumpkins! It's a very clever idea

Irene Helms Designs said...

What a great idea for using corks. So happens I have a bag of them ... I might have to try making a pumpkin of my own! Thanks so much for sharing!

Ivy and Elephants said...

The pumpkins are so cute, what a creative use of the corks!

chateau chic said...

These are the cutest pumpkins. Love this idea. Yours look perfect on top of the rusty scale.
Mary Alice

must love junk said...

These are adorable! :)

farmhouse-story said...

betsy's idea is so clever! love your pumpkins, celeste:) xmas trees would be cute, too! have great week!

Jillayne said...

These are so sweet - what a cute idea! I have seen many versions of hand-crafted pumpkins over the years but nothing like these!

Burlap Luxe said...

Love the idea, and I so need to get my Pumpkins going over here.

Visiting you by way of Vera, at Row home


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

What a clever creation, and they are so cute! OOOO, love the idea of white, glittery Christmas trees made from corks. laurie

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Celestina Marie
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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..