Have you seen these twine covered pears in the Ballard Design catalog?
Well, when I saw them, I knew I had to try to make one. I think mine came out to be a different variety of pear, but a pear nonetheless.
I used two styrofoam balls. For the larger one, I trimmed both the top and bottom to a flat surface. For the smaller one I cut off about a third of the ball leaving a flat surface.
Then I just glued the two pieces together and started gluing on the twine.
I just used a little twig piece for the stem. After I tried it out with the baby pear, I made the mama pear.
I didn't like the transition between the two balls, so I added a muslin bow. At first I was hesitant because I thought "Why would there be a bow on a pear?" but when I thought about it I realized that the point isn't to be realistic and if I was already having twine on a pear why not have a bow? So, I went with it.
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