Tuesday, November 9, 2010

DIY! Tattooed Fruit and Pumpkins for Holiday Centerpieces

When I received my tattoo paper from Silhouette, I put my thinking cap on to try and figure out what I could do that was different. Neither of my kiddos are big into stickers or tattoos...so I wanted to stretch myself...
were the answer!
I will be decorating all of my holiday tables with this idea!
One of my all time favorites!
Here is a link to the Fall tablescape
with the tattooed fruit.
Tattooed Fruit and Pumpkin Tutorial
Here's what you need:
You just need the Silhouette Tattoo Kit and some fruit or a pumpkin.
Now, I discovered that the bumpier the object {like all those ridges on a pumpkin} the trickier it is to get it to stick...but it is just a learning curve...after a try or two...I got it!
The pears worked like a charm...apples would be fab too!
The pumpkins were more challenging than the pears because the pears were smoother.
My images are from The Graphics Fairy - See below for direct links:
Butterfly Label 
Ornate Scrolls

Here's what to do: 
{I just followed the package directions}
Just decide on a design, print it out using your computer and printer, apply the adhesive, cut out - with your scissors, position and rub, apply a moist cloth to dampen and loosen the top paper...and you are DONE!
And these are the easiest to apply tattoos I have ever tried!
I did a tablescape that I will be showing off on Thursday!
What a great idea for a wedding!
Or any special Holiday table or occasion!


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  1. Whoo whee! I am in love with them too! My daughters back lots are full of pear trees! The pumpkins are works of art! Lezlee

  2. These are SO CUTE! Tatoos on fruit look much better than tatoos on people! ;-)

  3. Now this is a tattoo I would get! Too cool!

  4. Tattooed pumpkins?!! LOL That is SO cool! They look beautiful too. BUT...the part I'm in love with is the dates and names on the pears. That is by far the best namecard idea I've ever seen, I'm in awe.

  5. This is a fantastic idea. Never would have thought a tatoo could be so pretty. The pear placecards are my favorite.
    Hmmm, I now have a new idea for my holiday table.
    Have a good week,

  6. What a great idea!!!

    That very first pupmkin is to die for!!!! Gorgeous!! :)

  7. Amazing idea!!! I especially love the signature, and really great for events, weddings, etc. love it :)

  8. Holly, those are so neat! I love the pear "placecards" you created. Perfect for a fall dinner!

  9. I love this!! Those pears kill me. I think that is such a great idea for a wedding/anniversary/baby shower!

  10. Tatoos for fruit. Who woulda' thunk. And I love them. The tatoo on the pumpkin is just stunning. And I love how the simple font on the pear adds so much to the table. What an adorable idea for a wedding reception.

  11. ok, this is the cutest idea. My daughter would love doing this and the pear looks so elegant and classy.

  12. I'm in love with this idea too! Very clever!

  13. Wow! I love this!! So clever, I didn't even know you could buy tattoo paper. I'm going to have to get some and try this! Thanks for linking this up to Brag Monday.

  14. Nice job Holly, featured you! http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/tattooed-fruit-and-pumpkin-centerpieces/

  15. Wonderfully elegant! I never do carved pumpkins, but i love the look of those tattoos.

    Just found your website, and have added it to my "love to visit" list on my blog!

  16. These are so cool Holly! I know I've told you before but I am in love with your blog.

    Thanks for the great tips and I miss you.

  17. Just found your blog! Love it!

  18. So very cool. I can't wait to tattoo some produce.
    I hope you have time to stop by and link this up to Thrifty Thursdays. Blessings!

  19. Adorable! :) Pinned & stumbled!


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