Who else has seen these pretty Pottery Barn pears? They are sold as vase filler, and are only $16 for a set of six. But how about an easy way to copy these without going to Pottery Barn, and for free?
You'll need some old, unused plastic fruit. We all have these beaded fruit hanging around, don't we? I actually didn't, because I foolishly gave mine away, but one of my neighbors put hers in a big box on the curb last month, so I snagged them!
Paint your fruit with some bright green spray paint (you could also use craft paint). This is Key Lime from Rustoleum. Wowza. Kinda hurts your eyes, doesn't it? We'll fix this!
They sort of look like horse apples right now. Love those, but that's not the look we are going for today.
Mix 1 part Burnt Umber craft paint with 2 parts glazing medium. Brush it over the whole pear, then wipe off with a paper towel. The paint mixture will settle into the space between the beads and tone the color way down.
Add more of the paint/glaze mixture at the top and bottom, to make the pear look a little more realistic. They will be really imperfect, which is totally OK! Nature isn't perfect, which is part of its beauty :)
I had a little fun recreating the Pottery Barn photo, too.
So dig in those Christmas boxes, find some old fruit, break out the craft paint, and make yourself a little bit of spring today!
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