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Aug 10, 2017

Faux STRAWBERRY PIE for Pantry Shelf

Hey Ya'll! Here's a recent craft I've been making that's been a hit at my local co-op. It's a faux strawberry pie. It's great to sit out on the pantry shelves or center of a table for summer d├ęcor. They are both cute and easy to make.

Here's how I do them.
You need:
-a can of Spray Foam (found in the winterizing section on home goods stores)
-any type of pie pan (I used a vintage one for this pic, but the new aluminum ones would be great also)
-fake strawberries
-wax paper
This is the Spray Foam, it's for gaps and cracks around your home.

And here's the old pie pan again from the bottom:

All you need to really do to prep for this craft is to put down a lot of wax paper underneath your pie pan.  Start off by spraying your pie pan full of the Spray Foam.  Remember it will almost double in size when dry, so keep that in mind and don't overdue it.

I tend to spin my pie pan to get an even balance to look like the filling is full and even.
Just let it sit for about 5 minutes and then you will see it start to set a bit.  This is when you can sit the fake strawberries on it. 

If you do it too soon, they will sink to the bottom! Lesson learned!

You can see in my pics, there is spray foam on the sides of the fake strawberries. 

That's because I touched the foam a bit when putting them in place. It's okay and gives it a frothy look like the topping is on them. I also took some white craft paint and touched up the spray foam to give it a more "TOPPING" look also.
 Remember, when spraying the spray foam that the spray foam will expand in size, so don't overdue it! Here's another pie I made with a fake slice of lemon.
Just spray foam color, not painted white yet.

I love using plastic strawberries, lemons and limes.

  They are my favorite pies to have sitting around.

And that's all there is to it.
Hope ya give it a try.

See ya'll next time,

Nov 17, 2011


My First Tobacco Tree try
The top photo is my first try at a tobacco stick tree and the bottom photo is my second attempt.
My Skinny Tobacco Stick Tree
My Second attempt at making a tobacco tree.

Finding a use for old tobacco sticks is pretty challenging. Yet I love the look of them indoors.
They add a perfect country touch in a primitive style. And they are a great piece to add a stash of light to a dark corner. So I don't mind the challenge.

To make these the first time, (the top pic, wide style,) I drew out a sketch.  
A basic triangular shape with braces.
I tried to keep the 4 legs of the tobacco stick tree all original sizes and not to cut them.

And after about 20 minutes of sawing a bit in the garage and nail gun, this is my first attempt.

I grabbed a 15' piece of grapevine garland.  It looks like this.

And it's already got the twirly affect when you unwind it a bit.
 I just start to run it up and around the Tobacco stick tree like this.

And then continue until you get to the top.
 I am thinking about going back and adding a few more strings of the grapevine garland to fill it in more.

But, don't worry if you don't have any grapevine garland because it is also super cute with with homemade rag ropes , a bit of pip-berry garland and lights of the season.

And I also like them with a small strand of lights.

I call it my tobacco stick tree.

Since making this very first one, I've made many more with a few different options now. I prefer the skinnier ones that are wrapped in grapevine. To see them, click here.
My Skinny Tobacco Stick Tree
This is my second try at making a tobacco stick tree. I prefer it like this. The slim version.

I also figured out these make great uses in the garden also. Like this pic below where I have a cucumber plant underneath and allowing it to grow up a tobacco stick tree.

And anyways, 
I even made one of these tobacco stick trees to go over my tomato plant also.

That's a cute mini tobacco stick chair holding the flower pot of peppers beside it and here's a larger version I made also:

I made these to sell in my Peddlers Mall Booth #555, and have recently been making other items such as:

You may also like these Primitive Crafts:

Primitive Tobacco Stick Grapevine Tree

Tobacco Stick Chair

Americana Tobacco Stick Flag







Primitive Barnwood Tool Box