Here are the supplies that I started with:
- Apple ornaments (bought at a tag sale for $0.50)
- Pumpkin accents (can be found at any craft store for about $2-$3)
- Pine cones, in differing sizes (real or decorative, I got these off of Freecycle)
- Raffia decoration (also from Freecycle)
- Krylon spray paint in Caramel Latte color
- Cynlinder vase
I started by trimming my picture with a paper cutter, to ensure straight cuts, and lining it up in the front of the vase. I put two small pieces of clear tape on the sides to keep it in place. Then I started stacking the pine cones, apples and pumpkins on the bottom, with some raffia to fill in the gaps.
I spray painted a handful of the pine cones and pumpkins to give the arrangement more character. I didn't cover them entirely and liked the way that effect looked.
I continued to layer the pieces until the vase was just past the top. Here is the view from the back:
And the view from the front - I love this black & white photo of me and my hubby dancing at my friend Kerry's wedding last year.
This could easily be used for any season; replace the pine cones and pumpkins with Christmas bulbs or plastic Easter eggs for Spring. I just love the idea of using interesting glass pieces as frames!