Sunday, November 14, 2010

In the Season, Nov. 12, 2010

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On this In the Season show, I demonstrated how to make these pretty maple leaf roses.  Because on that day, the leaves were too wet and soggy for me to use, I showed the technique using leaves made of felt.  For the real maple leaf rose bud, I used 3 leaves but since the felt is so much thicker, I only used 2 of them for it.  The lovely thing about the real roses is that once you have made the roses, they will dry and take on some really pretty tones and textures.

I also showed how to make these whimsical paper pine cones.  I did them in brown tones so that they would be suitable for fall and Thanksgiving displays, but I can see them being really pretty in a Christmas print or a metallic paper.

The pine cones are made from paper, wire, and beads.  You can hang them like an ornament or perhaps a window decoration or I can picture them in a basket type display as well.

Although I didn't show the steps for making these, I did show an adorable little craft made from plastic needlepoint canvas.  For this one, I had made it into a Jack O'Lantern for Hallowe'en but there are lots of other possibilities.

You can attach a string to these to make them into ornaments, use a pin-back to turn it into a brooch, or even hang it from a cord as a necklace.  They are quick and easy to assemble requiring only three small pieces of canvas and some yarn (I added features with fun foam).  Attach a note to each one that says "Squeeze my cheeks and I'll give you a kiss."

When you squeeze on either side, it pops open like a little mouth is opening up.  Place a Hershey's kiss in there for a surprise treat!

Here are some links to some other versions of this but I would think it would be pretty easy to just come up with your own design for many items just like I did:

Kissing Mouse
Kissing Frog
Kissing Santa

If you'd like to check out the playback of this In the Season show, here's the link:

In the Season is every Friday from noon til 1 pm Eastern in the Creative EdVentures room. OR


  1. I love this! Thanks so much for posting this to our blog hop. I'm glad you could participate and I really hope you come back next month so I can see what else you make :)

    Julia at FaveCrafts

  2. pleas put me on your email list



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