Get Crafty: Bedazzled Pears

OK, the holiday season is upon us! Even though I’m not ready for it, my co-workers are playing Christmas music and we’re talking turkey over our morning coffee. That, along with these short, dark days, is urging me to settle in for a long winter. Here in Portland, it’s wet, gray, and getting colder every day. I figured the easiest way to bring a little cheer to my days is to get crafty! It’s especially fun because I’m not a crafter at heart. I have my artistic interests, but they lean more toward reading and writing than painting and stitching.

But I knew my first project when I saw this in the November issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray:

Bedazzled pears?! Yes! Those “inexpensive” rhinestones weren’t quite so inexpensive at my local grocery store, so I picked up just a few packets of (adhesive) rhinestones and added a bottle of gold puff paint.

Here are the results:

Wouldn’t these be adorable on a Thanksgiving table, or even at a New Year’s Eve party? The idea is versatile, simple, and festive. I’ll toast to that! Oh, and watch this space for upcoming editions of Get Crafty (with USA Pears)!

About Brittany

Hi! I’m Brittany Wilmes, program coordinator at Pear Bureau Northwest. As half of the Communications and PR department at the Pear Bureau, I write about pear pop culture for The Pear Dish—sharing everything pear, from fresh recipes to community involvement to fun décor ideas. Have an article or idea to share? Feel free to email me! In addition to blogging, I’m busy sharing the pear love on behalf of the Pear Bureau Northwest…and eating USA Pears!

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