Turn inexpensive pears into chic home accents using Mod Podge and toile fabric! We found these plastic pears at Hobby Lobby. They were just a few dollars each. Doesn’t the toile fabric make them look like designer chic accents?!
How To Make Fabric Covered Toile Pears
2 artificial pears, 6” – 7”
2 yards blue and ivory toile fabric (The toile fabric we used was Waverly “Rustic Toile 59” from JoAnn’s. We bought 2 yards to ensure we had a good choice of vignettes to feature on the pears. You might be able to get away with 1 yard, but it depends on the scale of the vignettes!)
¼ yard ivory canvas fabric
2 yards French Country blue gimp trim
acrylic craft paint for stems, Ivory
acrylic craft paint, Country Blue
Mod Podge Gloss
Steps For Each Pear
1. Cut four sections of toile fabric to fit the sides of the pear. We made sure a toile vignette was centered in each section. And we tried to use a different vignette on each side of the pear, but it won’t matter if you repeat the same one. (The pears will be so pretty, no one will notice!)
2. Attach each section of toile onto the pear by painting the pear with Mod Podge and applying the fabric to it. Smooth out any wrinkles as you go. Where the toile wraps around the bottom of the pear, make small folds to make the fabric as smooth as possible. Don’t worry if the fabric seems bunchy at the bottom, that will get hidden in the next step.
3. Cover the seams between the toile sections with the gimp trim, adhering it with Fabri-Tac. Make sure the gimp trim goes all the way down and meets at the bottom of the pear.
4. Paint the stems with the ivory craft paint. Be careful not to get paint on the fabric or trim.
5. Cut leaves from the canvas fabric and paint them blue. Attach one to the top of each pear with glue.
Didn’t these turn out pretty? We made another version of these last fall using a faux pumpkin. You can see it here.
Jennifer & Kitty
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