Thursday, February 10, 2011

Split Peas!


Last week I was perusing my favorite blogs and fell in love with the decor balls that Allison over at House of Hepworths made using split peas.  I love, love, loved the green and just knew that I had to do something with this fabulous idea.  Since Valentines day is Monday, I also knew that I was going to have to take down my conversations cones and replace this wonderful display with something.  So, after a trip to the Dollar Tree and Fry's Food - here is what we have.

INSPIRATION:

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(Yes, every project begins with Diet Coke!)

AFTER


I found that awesome plaster medallion at Goodwill a while back for $2.99, isn't it lovely.  Yesterday when my Mom and I were working on another project for my walls (maybe next week it will be done), I came across the medallion and the easel and they were a match made in heaven.  I love our new hearth decor.

While I had the hotglue gun out, I whipped up a split pea decor ball and another larger ball out of some twine.  I grabbed a pinto bean decor ball I made before Christmas and added them into this awesome little tray that I found at Family Dollar for $3.00.  I am late to the Decor Ball craze but I am in love with them right now.



26 comments:

  1. These are great! I use them in candle holders just to add a little bit of color but I love the covered cones!

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  2. I love this idea. They are just too cute. It's funny, my mother in law just invited us over and she's making split pea soup.

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  3. Everything you made is so cute! I went to some thrift stores this week but didn't find much .. but hey, there's always next week!

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  4. What a great idea, I never would have thought of split peas! Thanks for sharing!
    Trina@alove2create.blogspot.com

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  5. What a great idea! I am stealing this idea for sure!

    i'd love for you to check out my blog!

    www.lldecor.blogspot.com

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  6. I love this project! So organic! Looks so elegant:)

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  7. No way! I can't believe this clever idea! I use split peas, corn, and coffee beans as filler in candle holders, but I never thought to use them to create topiaries! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Blessings, -- Jill

    blessingsofalifetime.blogspot.com

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  8. Wow! I love this so much. I saw House of Hepworths' post on this but I love the triangle approach you took. I am a brand new follower and may have to borrow this idea :)

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  9. I really love your pea cones-so cute and very creative-I'm your newest follower-stop over to visit-Claire

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  10. You make split peas look so cOoL!! Please share yet another fun idea with my followers, link to my blog bash K.I.S.S. :)

    http://thetatteredtag.blogspot.com

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  11. Those turned out so great! I absolutely love the pea idea!!! I found you on Made By You Mondays and am now following you.

    Melanie
    www.youmadethat.blogspot.com

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  12. I love these - what a great idea! Suz at Inspiring Creativeness sent me the Versatile Blogger award and I'm sending it to you. Please visit my blog to get the details.
    Lesa at Home-Frosting.blogspot.com

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  13. How elegant! I love it and I am going to feature this tomorrow :) Thanks for linking it up!

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  14. Wow, we totally think alike. No joke, just TODAY I bought that same basket from Family Dollar for my decor balls. Wow, great minds think alike I guess. ;)

    This rocked so much that I just had to feature it this week at my Hookin Up with HoH party!

    Stop by and grab a button if you'd like!

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  15. aaaack!! I love this. bookmarking in my head!

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  16. Love it! How creative and springy (is that a word?) I'll need to try that! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  17. Hey girl, My jaw dropped when I saw this. It is SUPER awesome. Clearly I'm not the only one who thinks so either. YAYY!!!

    I saw similar things before, but I am so digging the green split peas. he he.

    SO I HAD TO FEATURE YOU. Come check out your post in my new sidebar section, you will be there until next week girl.

    Thanks for linking up to Bella Before and After **AMAZE ME AUGUST**, and GUESS what? I have a fabulous giveaway going on this week too for the cutest ZEBRA print APRON, and TOWEL SET. Come enter before it's too late. GIVEAWAY HERE, I really appreciate the support girl.

    Hugs,
    Bella :)

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  18. p.s. I am your newest follower too!

    Bella :)

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  19. What an amazing idea! Great work... can't wait to see more of your creativity!

    Jen Migonis
    www.migonishome.com

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  20. Hi Lori! I saw your feature on the "Share.Inspire.Create" post at HoH (mine was one of the knife blocks) and love it! My husband was the first to notice it and say how much he liked them (which is funny because he always said he didn't "get" decor balls, lol). And I have an old bag of split peas I was just thinking of tossing - I'm totally thinking we'll be recreating these! Thanks for the inspiration! =)

    Mara @ Super Savings

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  21. So I thought this was an obvious question, but reading through the comments I dont see anyone else asking it...BUT...how do the peas stay nice looking?? I mean theyre a veggie that was frozen and now sitting out in a ever changing room temperature?

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  22. Emily - split peas are a dry legume found near other dry beans and rice in the grocery aisle, not a fresh/frozen product. However, as a food product, they DO fade over time. I made mine in February and in October I spray painted it orange because they were quite faded. I love the green though and will likely make another one next month.

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