Friday, December 14, 2012

Twine Pears {Hardware Store Decorations}

** Pop on over to Huckleberry Love today for a tutorial on how to make a very cute Christmas card holder. While you're there, scroll down a bit for my Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Ball recipe. You won't be disappointed!!**

From time to time I've seen people create awesome decorations out of everyday items they've found wandering the aisle of their local hardware store. Me? Well, I never really thought about it. Until now!


Recently Westlake Ace Hardware contacted me about creating some Christmas decorations using items from their store. I was really excited about the opportunity and immediately responded to them! Earlier this week a package came to my door containing this:

My mission? (Should I choose to accept it..) To create Twine Pears using light bulbs, twine, hot glue and a twig from my backyard.

I quickly got to work creating this cute little holiday decorations. (Although, they could really be used as Fall decor, too!)


First I wandered into my backyard in search of a twig. Don't hate me because Christmas is a little over a week away and it's 65 here. The benefits of living in Texas are pretty awesome this time of year! :)


After a successful twig hunting mission, I went back inside to start my project. I began by breaking of a small piece of twig and hot gluing it to the top of my pear (which would be the bottom of the light bulb).

Then I started wrapping twine around the bulb, starting at the base of the stem, adding hot glue as I went.

Once you get towards the fatter part of the bulb, things can get a bit tricky. I just used a lot of hot glue and pressed the twine down onto the glue as I worked.

In no time at all, I had a pear! Super simple!


I made a few more so that my first pear wouldn't be a lonely only.

How adorable are these? I honestly never would have thought of making these using light bulbs and twine!

You can keep them natural, or go crazy and spray paint them to match your Christmas decor. I think they'd look great dressed up in red, green, silver or gold spray paint, don't you? I'm loving how they look on our Christmas mantel. :)

I want to thank Westlake Ace Hardware for asking me to share this fun project with my readers!You can find other awesome inspiration from their store in the HoliDIY section of their website.They have everything from frosted, mason jar Christmas lights, to chalkboard paint poinsettia pots to an AWESOME  PVC Christmas wreath. Check them out, you won't be disappointed! :)

Have you ever gone to your hardware store for decorating inspiration? Ever made a pear using a light bulb and twine? 

This post was sponsored by Westlake Ace Hardware. All opinions are my own.

Sharing with:  The Frugal Girls, Fingerprints on the Fridge, Whipper Berry, & I Heart Naptime

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