Thursday, July 30, 2015

Leaf Ring Holder from just a Scrap

When life gives you a teething puppy, make one of these!



 While we love Sadi Bear very much, our sweet Akita - Mastiff mix is much taller than our Chihuahuas!  She keeps surprising me with just how high she can reach!



My dried gourds have become a favorite target for her.  She doesn't completely destroy them, but usually chews off the handles.  This gourd made me think of a Box Turtle, so it became one!  ;-)



The funny scrap cut to make the turtle looks kind of like a leaf to me.
 


In cartoons when a mouse or other small creature paddles downstream after a rainstorm, they are usually in a little boat made from a leaf.
 


Using green leather dye, my little scrap changed colors.

 
It now sits on my dresser and holds my rings and a tiny glass red bird.

 
 I love how each gourd picks up color differently.  The freckles and flaws are beautiful!  If you like this gourd project, take a peak at my CRAFTS Page.  I've done quite a few!
 
 Do you have a teething puppy at your house?  Any tips on survival?

;-)  -Marci


8 comments:

  1. I love how you use all the bits and pieces...scraps to make something artful!
    and ...you have a use for it!
    I didn't know you had a crafts page!?! ... heading to see it now. ;)

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  2. You are so clever, Marci! Your ring holer is darling and the glass bird won my heart :) So good to see you at Roses of Inspiration. Have a great week!

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  3. What a cute idea! i love that you're using something natural to make something fabulous!

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  4. This is super cute! You are so darn creative!

    Thanks for linking up with Green Thumb Thursday! I'd love to see you back this week!

    Lisa

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  5. Super cute and creative ring holder! I love the little birdie! Thanks for sharing at the Submarine Sunday Link Party!!

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  6. That's so clever Marci. Thank you so much for sharing at Thriving on Thursdays.

    Anne xx

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