Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Gourds & Dried Potato Garland

My friend, Melissa at http://farmfieldprimitives.blogspot.com/ posted the directions for drying sweet potatoes. Thanks Melissa. I didn't have any sweet potatoes, so I used good old Idaho's. I purchased the dried gourds from a local gourd farmer this summer with the intention of making this garland, it only took me 6 months to do! (And this isn't even one of my entries into the Procrastinator's Challenge.)
Up close, you can see the color of the spices on the potato pieces. My only advice would be, cut the potatoes BIG, they shrink quite a bit. Be careful drilling the holes - I thought I was going to go through my finger at least once. I used a dremel for the dried gourds, I found that easier than the cordless drill. Hemp cord is the string. I love the way this turned out. I'll have to make another one for a different room. ~Ann


  1. Ann~
    That is so prim and perfect!
    Where are you going to hang this?

  2. Janene, It's above the windows in the dining room(much too formal name!) We eat in this room everyday - an extension of the kitchen really. I'll have to post photos of the room sometime. ~Ann

  3. Love that, I will have to check her blog! I have been wanting to do that to go accross my mantle!! Looks so awesome and prim!

  4. Very neat...I've always wanted to do one but haven't, looks great where you have it too:)

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  6. WOW - That looks GREAT!! I love the look of it and it looks so perfectly prim. I will have to check out her blog.



Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm so happy to "meet" you through blog land. ~Ann