Monday, November 3, 2014

Meet my friend Marci at Stone Cottage Adventures

I have a HUGE surprise for you today!  
I'd like to introduce you to a wonderful blogger named Marci.  
Her blog Stone Cottage Adventures can be found on my sidebar.  Here she is!

Thank you, Mary, for inviting me to hang at your place today!  Normally, I am at Stone Cottage Adventures.  May I introduce myself?  My name is Marci.  Our home is an old rock farmhouse built in the 1930s. There are two greenhouses, a vegetable garden, herbs, several flower beds, lots of hobbies and too many pets.  I'd love for you to visit us!

The SPOOKY Banner has been put away and I am hoping to create something that says "bountiful" and "November" to me!  Today's project involves small gourds and my Interchangeable Wreath.

One of my favorite hobbies is growing gourds and then decorating them!  I love how each one uniquely picks up color.  Their shapes, freckles and bumps are just beautiful!

Here are photos of a few I have done, but if you are curious, you are welcome to cruise my Crafts Page!

It is fun tossing small decorated gourds in baskets to adorn my coffee table.  There were several colors already in my craft room from previous holidays. 

Today's project began by giving each one a T-pin.  It's a pretty simple process.  Just squish out a glop of hot glue, then smoosh while twisting the T-pin into the glue.  Yep!  I talk all technical like that!  ;-)

If I want an arrangement to feel balanced, it begins by placing like items into thirds around the wreath form.  You can see how this creates pockets of color.  As the other small gourds get pinned, new islands of color form.  I was torn about whether or not to add a bow, but I really like the shapes and textures of the gourds just as they are!

Does it feel like a Bountiful November Wreath to you?  I'd love to hear your thoughts!

;-)  -Marci


Marla said...

This is really unique and creative. I love the look. Thanks for sharing.

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

Very Fallish and Festive!
I especially like the technical and crafty jargon...I'll try and keep up with words like
GLOP and


srpprcrftr said...

Your wreath is gorgeous with different shapes/colors of gourds. I can see how your wreath could be changeable with the t-pins on the gourds with hot glue, great idea. The decorations you painted and added on other gourds is very pretty. Haven't seen that as much here in Western CO (Grand Junction area) as we saw in MT and even KY. Do you grow all your own gourds? What kind of soil do you need to grow gourds? Great post, enjoyed seeing use of gourds. Happy week

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

What a pretty November wreath! I love the way you put them on in thirds to balance them out. Good idea! What did you use to make them so shiny? Great guest post and lovely project Marci!

AngieOuellette-Tower said...

Very cool Marci!! I just love it!

Heather Grow said...

Oh Marci, it's gorgeous. I love decorating with natural materials. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Oh love the gourds! I tried and failed at growing some but yours look awesome and another great way to use that interchangeable wreath!!