Sunday, March 11, 2018

Another Use for Cheap, Plastic Peach Ribbon - A Darla Discovery


In response to all the great suggestions for how to use a huge amount of ribbon remaining from my wedding, I have to admit to not being very crafty. I don’t even have a Pinterest account because the last thing I need is another time sink. ~grin~ That admission aside, let me get to the point of this.

In the Outer Banks last autumn I found a local artist whose depiction of cherry blossoms caught my eye. It’s surreal like so much of the art on my walls.

Unfortunately, the double sided tape used to mount the piece in an area seafood restaurant got ruined upon removal from the wall. It had been therefore leaning against my bedroom wall atop a little table, which didn’t do it justice.The other day I took another look and decided that, due to the light weight, the small square canvas could be hung with a loop of ribbon stuck to the back using rubber cement.

I Let It Dry for an Hour

It worked! Sad to say, this is about as close to a cherry blossom I'm likely to get this spring. Our neighborhoods are infested with invasive Bradford pear trees.

This Really Brightens the End of Our Hall
Does your area boast any cherry trees?

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17 comments:

  1. Our fruit trees are turning green already. I so enjoy seeing the blossoms in February each year. I love spring.

    Brilliant way to hang that picture. I'll remember that.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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  2. Well of course we host those trees! We host so many cool trees here in Nashville! Love the painting and love what you decided to use some of that ribbon for. There are a lot of things your can use that ribbon for and without evening knowing it, it will hit you when you are not thinking about it. Always nice to have things like that on hand.

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  3. That's so cool! I had to look twice going "Where'd she use the ribbon?" and then realized what you'd done. Very nice!

    As for myself, we have a random scattering of pines and such around my house, but not much else. Lot more flowering plants and shrubs.

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    1. Thank you! Your property sounds nice. Hope you're feeling better, my dear.

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  4. I just received a gift- a top- and it had this peach piece of ribbon on its tag. Now I know what to do with it!

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  5. Pretty painting. Good use for the ribbon.

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    1. Thanks! I appreciate the kind word about the painting. You are an amazing artisan. Be well!

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  6. Great idea and that is a beautiful painting. I love PInterest and spend too much time there. They have a cool painting you can make by using the bottom of a 2 liter soda bottle and pink paint-they look like cherry blossoms. We went to DC in 2011 to see them, they are so pretty.

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    1. Oh, I have family in the DC area. Perhaps we should visit next month! I think you are an amazing artist. Be well!

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  7. I love that painting! So cheerful :-) Hope you're having a lovely start to yoru week.

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    1. Today was amazing! I met a friend to write and we talked the entire time, but she's super and I got some good writing done afterward. Hope you are well!

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  8. Lovely picture! My parents planted a cherry blossom tree in the garden when I was born. I remember it blooming all through my childhood with petals falling like pink confetti.

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  9. You are a creative genius. Amazing. Hugs!

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  10. My Cherry Tree got infected with a new insect pest that puts larvae into the cherry itself. This results in a black spot above the larvae and the cherries are no good. Not even birds will eat them. I found this out only by taking some to the extension service. No treatment yet to kill this new bug and they advised I even put fallen cherries into plastic bags to help contain the spread of this bug. So I'm trying to remove the cherry tree, slowly. So no more healthy fat cherries to eat early summer from the tree now, not for three years since it got infected.

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