Thursday, 19 September 2013

Fall Craft Idea

Ever thought of making a putka pod tree for your fall decorating? 
Here's one I made earlier! 
But be warned!!! This is extremely time consuming, fiddly and sticky in a fun, messy kind of way!

Here's what you'll need:

A large bag of putka pods
Sharp knife
Florist's cone - not the type you soak
glue gun
orange colored fabric remnant
 








 I made the initial mistake of trying to stick the pods to a cone wrapped in burlap, but with the gaps between pods, the burlap was too clearly seen. Plus I needed to stick the pods much closer and tighter, but I soon learned!

That's when I used some orange/brown fabric to cover the cone instead.

Here's the awkward part. You need to cut each pod in half and this way they go farther and stick on flatter.

And believe me, a hot glue gun is the only way to make the pods stick and stay on!
 And this is my finished putka pod tree! Still with a few gaps but just use some little pieces of pod that you cut earlier to fill them up.

So if you have the time give it a go!

Best wishes



33 comments:

  1. Looks adorable Christine, but a lot of messy work, LOL!

    Tanya

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  2. Aww it's looking so sweet...
    Love x

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  3. That is really cool, but I don't know if I have ever seen those kinds of pods before. I will keep my eyes open looking for them, they look like tiny pumpkins from your picture.
    It looks like it is ready for fall.

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  4. I love it. It looks like one of those projects that makes me say bad words though....lol

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  5. Girl, you are on a creative roll! Love it! You are so patient, and it pays off because it looks awesome!

    Love ya!
    Heather

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  6. Stinkin cool.
    Great job,
    Lots of patience for sure.
    Woolie Hugs

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  7. Evening, now that is so neat, love the wee pumpkin tree, Blessings Francine.

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  8. Hey now that is really neat Christine. You did a great job.

    Felicia

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  9. How cute, what are putka pods?
    Melinda

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  10. How cute! They are really hard to find around here though. I found one bag last year and haven't seen any this year so far. I sure love them! Hugs!

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  11. Hi Christine,
    Looks great - I imagine working with those 'little' pods would be time consuming - but worth it in the end.
    Karen

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  12. That is really cute, you are too clever :D
    Kim

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  13. I love this little tree, nice idea thank you .Hugs

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  14. I love your tree, awesome. I bet it was time consuming. Hugs, Lecia

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