Have you opened your advent calendar today?
With Halloween fast approaching I got busy carving my pumpkin. Naturally it was going be nautical style!
I decided to use an anchor shape. To make yours simply paint an anchor and then carefully cut around the painted outline with your knife (I used a craft knife). I wanted to carve away just the top layer of the skin, but if you want to cut out the shape of an anchor you will need to remove the inside of the pumpkin first.
You will need to buy a fairly big/tall pumpkin for this design. I hope you have fun making yours.
Pink Striped Hanging Starfish
For this tutorial you will need: a starfish, masking tape, scissors, paint and ribbon.
Start by placing your masking tape over your starfish, make sure this is securely in place or else the paint may leak underneath! You will need to cut the tape between the starfish legs, make sure you do this neatly, making sure the tape is tightly wrapped so you get a nice straight edge.
A quick break to feed the cats Oliver (the ginger ninja!) & Alfie (Alfie is a girl by the way!)
I decided to use a pale pink paint for my hanging starfish, I wanted a pretty subtle effect!
If you’re impatient just like me you can use a hair dryer to speed up the drying process!
This is my favourite part, time to peel off the masking tape!
Ta dah! I used cream lace to hang my starfish, you can use what ever you like.
Oliver taking a nap on Alfie’s pink cushion!
Striped Starfish Fridge Magnet
For my fridge magnet I wanted to use a coastal colour, I used Farrow & Ball paint, Arsenic
These starfish look great in bowls or loose as a bathroom decoration as shown below
As an alternative to hanging your starfish you can make it magnetic so you can stick it to your fridge.
I had to use two magnets as my starfish was not flat. If you don’t have two magnets you can use anything from a piece of wood to some cork to fill the gap and then stick your magnet on to that.
I have a glue gun because I do lots of craft, if you don’t have one you can use craft glue
I held the magnet down for about a minute making sure it was firmly in place.
My starfish is now brightening up the dull dishwasher! Have fun making yours and send me a picture when you’re done!
New to Wood & Rope, today I made three styles of hanging starfish decorations.
I started of with a length of natural craft paper twist and formed into a loop. I then added a shell which I personally hand picked in the Cook Island, South Pacific.
For this one I used a piece of leather that used to be a necklace that broke. I then added pearls to each end.
This one is my favourite, I love the colour of the turquoise leather and conveniently the shell had a hole in it.
These three hanging starfish are available for sale at my Folksy shop