Saturday, March 5, 2011

For Next Christmas ...

I don't know if this little project will be discernible in these photos, but here goes. These are the wysteria seed pods that came off the wysteria vine recently. They are so beautiful -- I love their shape, and I find the velvet of their outside to be irresistible. I couldn't throw them away. So then I had an idea ...
I painted the insides with clear, sparkly fingernail polish. Why clear? Because it's what I had. Perhaps a colored polish would have left more of an impression.

I can't seem to get close-up shots with my camera sometimes.  Can you see the sparkles at all? I promise, they're there!
I don't know that they look much different afterward, but I do think the sparkles will show up very well, if I turn these into Christmas ornaments, and hang them on the tree, in a dark living room, next to the twinkling lights. Maybe? I'm planning to pierce the small end of each pod with a needle and thread, and hang them that way.
I have no idea if I'll be able to not lose these pods between now and Christmas, or if I'll remember to put them on the tree.  But maybe, just maybe, I'll remember, nine months from now.


  1. I'll be looking forward to the next installment on this project. I have lots of those "ornaments" around here, too!

  2. One year Robin Hylton spray painted a handful of oak leaves and long pine cones with gold and bronze spray paint. She gave me some for Christmas. I have used them for more than a decade of Christmases. They have lain on the fir tree branches, nestled with berries on the mantle, hung from a nail on the wall, peaked out of a dish of potpourri, shone in the glow of candlelight....They are some of my favorite decorations.


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