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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

September 30, 2008

Tablescape Candy Corn Topiaries!

Welcome to Tablescape Tuesday! http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ is hosting this lovely event.


Candy corn is on the loose at my house, the crows are after them! The pumpkins are just glad they aren't for dinner this time!
These cute little plates I picked up for .65 cents at Target last year after Halloween. I used fabric for the tablecloths, and the black plate underneath is really a spray painted wooden plate that is only used for display!
I love the candy corn topiary trees...there was more candy corn on the table, but sadly it is now gone...oh well, it was delicious while I took pictures, but then realized some of my prop was now gone.

Have you ever laid in bed thinking about things instead of going to sleep? This is a little problem I have! Do you ever do this? I get so tired and get ready for bed, and then...


I start thinking about sewing, getting out the glue gun...


this and that, sewing this and that together, music runs through my head...I also write music at night...I make entire quilts in my head, decorate my house-in my head, paint walls-in my head,...


Does anyone else do this?
So..

back to the candy corn topiaries, I ended up making those, pillows,
and there's more to come... Basically I took strips of fabric, white, large strip of orange, and small strip of yellow. So I had one large piece of fabric sewn together...white, organge, yellow...

Then I cut out triangles out of the piece of fabric and sewed them together. I made pillows, little bowl fillers, and these taller versions. I cut a couple of branches spray painted them black and placed the sticks in a pot filled with beans. I decided on beans instead of dirt to stablized the topiaries. Then I put the stuffed candy corn pillow/topiaries on the sticks, hot glued them...I ended up having to shorten the stick because they kept wanting to tip over!
All in all these ended up being very easy to make. If you don't sew, you could glue the fabric together with fabric glue. There are all types of fabric glues, or you could just do scrapbook paper glued to a stick!



Thanks for coming by!

Blessings,

Debbie



33 comments:

Darlene said...

SQUEAL!!! You absolutely make the CUTEST things...I LOVE those candy corn topiaries!! I am gonna have to try them...LOVE, LOVE them!

My gosh Debbie...I really think you need to do a book with all of your cute crafts....I'd buy it!!!!

Georgia Girl said...

Gosh you just keep amazing me. Heck I agree with Darlene...make a book and I want a signed copy also. Truely you have a gift and I love all your ideas!
Beth

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love looking to see if you have posted! They are so cute and your table looks just wonderful. Yes, you really should do a book of crafts and don't forget tablesettings too! If you do... promise to do a primitive tablesetting I'd love to see what you would come up with:)
Rondell

Marie said...

CUTE candy corn topiaries!! I love them!!!

Susan (Between Naps On The Porch.net) said...

Hi Debbie...just added you to the tablescape list on my blog. I'll be back this evening to get a closer look...glad you could join in! :-) Susan

Neabear said...

That is a great tablescape. Such cute candy corn topiaries. Enjoyed visiting your blog. Such fun to see the ideas others come up with for their tablescapes and other decorating.

onlymehere said...

I would have never thought to put the black wooden plate under the pumpkin plates to make them stand out more! I love the whole thing. We do a Halloween dinner and I love the ideas you have! I agree with Darlene about you doing a book! You're so incredibly creative.

Myrna said...

Darling Tablescape--so fun and whimsical! Very clever idea with the candy corn topiaries!!

bj said...

I LOVE ALL OF THIS...you did so good on the candy corn topiaries...they are just precious.
Great tablescape!
love, bj

Salmagundi said...

Who would have thought -- candy corn topiaries. How clever!! I, too, think about quilts, etc. half of the night. If I would just get up and do something, I could accomplish so much. Take care and sleep well tonight! Sally

Bobbi Jo Nichols said...

Debbie,
The table scape is so precious! Love it! You are such a clever little thing.
I am one of those people who will lay there at night and think of a project and design and then re-design and eventually fall asleep and wake up in the morning with all these wonderful ideas and tired but will do it anyway. We are great dreamers, Awake even!
I love the candy corn topiary is so wonderful and FuN!
Keep up the great work and thank you for sharing. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

More adorable ideas! My kids would love this one!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Debbie, your tablescape is just adorable ~ So happy & bright! I love it. And those candy corn topiaries are sew sweet!! My daughter is expecting & she just can't get enough candy corn, so I'm making her some little ornies & a cross-stitch piece!!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

The Vintage Housewife... said...

oooh miss debbie boo...how does your pumkin patch grow...you doll amaze me!!!! you are so talented and your blog is so wonderfully wonderful!!! your lil' chickys and big rooster man are so blessed to have such a wonderful home to snuggle up to in the fall...i know i've seen it...hee hee
blessings of fall you domestic diva...missing you darlin...cat~

imjacobsmom said...

You are so creative! What an adorable setting! The candy corn topiaries are darling! ~ Robyn

Bo said...

Hi...cute, cute, cute! Candy corn topiaries...cute...the whole tablescape is so fun to see. And yes, I too lie in bed at night, worn to a frazzle but the mind just keeps on buzzing with all kinds of this & that...well, at least I know it's still working.
;-) Bo

Unknown said...

Hi Debbie,
I love the way your candy corn topiaries turned out! Very creative!

Sue said...

LOVE IT---YOUR TABLE IS SOOOO!! CUTE---AND THE CANDY CORN PILLOWS ARE AWESOME


SUE

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Sooooo cute! Thank you for pointing me in your direction! The topiaries are just adorable. Everything looks great! You have great ideas and YES, I know what you are talking about:)

The Berry's Patch said...

What a great idea Debbie! Those turned out very cute. I agree with Darlene, you should do a book.

I always think about stuff when I'm trying to go to sleep. It can be nagging. Unless I'm reading a book and that puts me to sleep fast. :-)

Mimi Sue said...

Those topiaries are so darn cute. I love them. I've not been sleeping well lately. I think it gets worse during the holidays. I can't seem to turn off my brain! Mimi

Glenda said...

This is just too clever for words. I really wish that I had more creative talent. You did an outstanding job. Congrats.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Holy Cow...those topiaries are cute!!! I noticed you said there's more to come. CAN"T WAIT!!!
M.L.

One Shabby Old House said...

Your table was darling. I loved the topiaries. Very cute.
I got so many ideas from your posts this week. Now I will be laying in bed thinking about them.
lol
Becky

My Colonial Home said...

Oh how absolutely adorable.
I love all your creations.

do you mind if I put you on my blog under Favorites????

Karen

Anonymous said...

Debbie,

I love your candy corn trees! How cute are those? I also love the black birds with the candy corn. I may have to try that myself.

Gretchen

Darlene said...

hehehe...I was reading through the comments....soooooo are ya gonna do a book now???????????

stephanie h said...

adorable!!

Astrid in Bristling Acres said...

Those topiaries are too stinkin' CUTE! They're adorable! :)

Ashley said...

Those are so CUTE!! I wish I could sew. That will have to be on my to learn list. I have seen so many great projects that involve sewing. Great tablescape!

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Gretchen said...

Adorable! I love the tablescape!

Kimba said...

Hi Debbie! I can't believe I'm still working my way around to visit everyone who came to my party! Love this post. You are truly the queen of halloween. You make the most adorable things.

Thanks for coming to my party!
Happy halloween,
Kimba