Monday, August 24, 2015

diy cupcake liner pineapple garland

oh my goodness.
2 weeks of no blogging.
i think i got hives.

no i don't really, but holy heck was i swamped.
swamped at work. swamped at home.
swamped swamped swamped.
ugh. ugh. ugh.

something had to give and that something was blogging.
i was so dang cranky from not crafting my mind was in major withdrawal until i sat there one day and said 
"brain, we gotta make something. like now."
and so i did, 
and it's a summer craft cuz i am still holding on to that tiny bit of summer that some people have left. 

it's something happy for my brain to look at as it hangs in my recently neglected craft room. 
and it's pineapplely too. 
cuz pineapples seem to be the thing these days.
here's the how-to if you want to make one too.
i saw on a couple of blogs that jo ann's has a new line of crafts from hazel & ruby so i went on down there and got me a cute garland kit.
the balls are 1 inch and are awfully cute. 
the thread that comes with it is thin so i went with my green and white twine.

so here's how pineapples are grown when you have no soil to grow them in.


caaaaareful when you hold it,
these pineapples are fragile so you don't wanna crush them.

i suppose you could draw the marks on them first before you tape them together but i've been outta the craft scene so long i wasn't thinking straight when i made these.
in fact i just went for the vision i had in my head.
i just alternated one felt ball with one pineapple and kept going.

so there you have a summer craft that's been squeezed into the last week of summer.

now it's full blown school days over here but i did manage to blend summer and school together in my next tute coming up.

oh i'm so happy my bloggy brain is back!
i missed you guys!






16 comments:

  1. You have definitely been missed! But you came back with a flourish with this idea!! Totally brilliant (like you), totally adorable (ditto), totally from my BBFF! Love it! And I have no problem with summer heading to being over. 104 here...but that's so much cooler than 117!!!!!!!!!! Dona

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    1. YAY! it's SOOOO good to hear form you Dona! iwas going thru BBFF withdrawal no thanks to my blog neglect-lol but holy guacamole i don't think i could live in 117 or 104 weather cuz my brain would be fried i couldn't do anything! :>O

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  2. Such a cute idea, I love pineapples :) (pinned!)

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    1. and i love pins! hehe thanks SO much to you Noa Amber! :>D

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  3. I'm so happy you're back with your creations - love the little garland, totally looks like pineapple!!!!

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    1. i'm happy to be back too Kim! dang i gotta get away from real life and escape to blog land to stay sane! LOL ;)

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  4. This is adorable! Found you on Thursdays Favorite Things! Have a great rest of the week!

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    1. thank you Lori i was playing around with liners when i came up with the idea lol :)

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  5. So cute, I love pineapples and this is such a creative garland!

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    1. so happy you love them Valerie! they look cuter in person too :)

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  6. Haha...this is so cute! I love the idea!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. thank you Jess! i was a little hung up with the pineapples not being so perfectly stuck together but then i said "awww-who cares!", went about my business, and when it was all done, it worked out! :>D

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  7. What a wonderful idea using cupcake wrappers!! I'm very into pineapples myself as we are heading for summer down under in Sunny SA. Think I'll try my hand at a few of these to summer-up my porch. Thanks SO much for sharing.

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    1. YAY YAY YAY!!! i can picture these now hanging on a summer porch! thanks SO much Hazel and have a blast in SA! :)

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  8. So cute, Lisa I have seen the cute, muffin liner garland before, but you have taken it one step further...as usual! Love it!

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    1. THANK YOU Sue! i was playing around with the liners and saw mini pineapples. i think when you read so many blogs you get ideas embedded in your head automatically!?! :>O

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thanks for sharing your thoughts today! i'd give you a donut if i could 😉!