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Friday, September 28, 2018

DIY Pear Stems for Fall

I saw some of the most gorgeous pear stems the other day and thought how I would love to have some to use in my floral designs.         At $28 per stem,    they were out of my price range since I would need a least 3 of them to put in a vase or tuck in a  floral design.

I went to Hobby Lobby to see if I could find anything in the floral department  that I could use to make my own version of the pear stems.

I found a sack of 6 pears for $10 that  were reduced to $6 by using a 40% off coupon.      I took the existing stem off which left me an opening to insert a stem that was on the branches....... that I also found at HL      

Here is a close up of how I inserted the stem into the hole in my pear.      The stem fits into the opening pretty tight so I didn't feel a need to add any hot glue.

The stems I used to put my pears on were on sale half the 3 stems were only $3.50 each.

SO,   my total cost for the 3 pear stems was $16.50.      They are not identical  to the ones I saw for $28 each,    but they're close enough for me and in my budget.

I put my pear stems in a large pitcher that belonged to my mother and placed my design on a end table in the sun room.

I don't decorate every room for every holiday or season,   but I do try to add a touch or two to each room. 

   In the sun room,  I sat a truck filled with small pumpkins on the coffee table.      And that is the extent of my fall decor in the sun!

I took a few photos around the sun room since I was in there already photographing my pear stems.

Here is the deck that you can walk onto from the sun room. 

   Again,   only a small touch of fall......a pumpkin on the coffee table.

Thank for stopping by today.......come back soon!


  1. Love how you found the items so much cheaper to duplicate the beautiful pear branches you'd seen for so much more money. I do that often when I find something I'd love to have but cannot justify the high price for it. I can put my own creative twist on it and truly enjoy it more knowing I did it for a fraction of the price. The one you made looks lovely.

  2. I love the Victorian house sitting on the floor. Where can I get one of these? Your sunroom is gorgeous! I love it!

    1. My yellow victorian house is actually a large bid house. I bought it 8 or 9 years ago a t Hobby Lobby.....hugs....

    2. Thank you letting me know! Gorgeous sunroom!

  3. I am enchanted with everything you do, and the first thing I check each day is your beautiful site. You're so creative, and give me much inspiration for my own home. Thank you Penny ! Blessings to you :) . . . maryanne

  4. Thanks for sharing how we can make the pear stems for SO much less! Your sun room looks so pretty...and to think it is the portal to another lovely relaxing place...the deck. The shape of the pumpkin on the deck is so interesting...I love it.

  5. I love your decorative touches So pretty.

  6. You are can do everything with great style

  7. Penny!!
    My Goodness! You have done it again!! Love how you made your own pear stems and they are perfect for this room!! This room always delights me because I love the fabric that you have on your chairs and sofa....And I love seeing the deck from this room......


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