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


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

  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!

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

  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!


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

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

    Anne xx


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