I Will NOT Eat My Lima Beans!

by Hope Sewell on September 19, 2011

in crafts

Autumn is on its way slowly but surely here in the south.  We have a very old Little Golden Book that actually belonged to me when I was small that is about the seasons.  I love it because the words and the illustrations just get you excited about the fun things in each new time of the year.  The words for fall are-
Fall is here.  Can you feel it?
Crisp, cool air….better put on your jacket!
Can you taste it?
Crunchy red apples just picked from the tree.
Can you smell it?
Spicy pumpkin pie baking in the oven.
Can you see it?
Can you hear it?
Bright-colored leaves rustling when you walk.
Fall is here!

All of those thinks make me feel all warm and cozy.  😉 And with this upcoming fall season comes crafts, crafts, and more crafts.  😉  I am definitely not the best at seasonal decorating but once again, I came across a really fun little wreath idea to help usher in the season.
Dried lima beans seem like the nastiest thing to ever eat.  I don’t know….there really may be a population of people out there who enjoy such delicacies but my horizons are not quite that broad yet.  So instead of eating my Lima beans I’m making a wreath for my kitchen door.  What I love the most about this wreath is that I got the Styrofoam form at the Dollar Tree for $1 and the beans themselves cost about $1.79.  I already had glue sticks and a scrap piece of ribbon.  I sat down in the middle of our guest room floor and started gluing.  I made sure to keep them all facing the same way and keep my lines straight. My husband walked in while I was in the middle of this project.  I’m sitting on the floor gluing Lima beans to Styrofoam while listening to my favorite radio show…The Rick and Bubba Show.  He says, “This must be therapeutic for you.”  And he was right.  I enjoy a quick project of taking a few things and making something super cute.It didn’t take me too long to fill it all up.  I used a 12 inch wreath and one 16 oz bag of regular size Lima Beans.I LOVE how it turned out.  I love the texture and the colors.  I attached it to my door using a suction cup.  You can go so many places with this idea.  I’m thinking split peas and lentils….etc.  Love it!!
It’s still very warm here in our neck of the woods but I do think it’s time to say, “Happy Fall Y’all!”

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nikki September 19, 2011 at 1:56 pm

very cute:)

Julia September 20, 2011 at 1:38 pm


Carrie September 20, 2011 at 2:44 pm

So cute! And, oh the possibilities with spray paint!!!

Chance @ Designed by Chance September 22, 2011 at 7:30 pm

I think crafting is therapeutic as well. Your Lima-bean wreath is great.

erin September 22, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Adorable wreath…I love how simple and uncluttered it is!

Jenn September 23, 2011 at 2:01 am

So pretty! I love the simplicity. Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. I’ll be sharing on my facebook page!
Jenn :)

Marilyn September 23, 2011 at 4:36 am

This is awesome.. I LOVE IT…Found ya on hop and officially following ya with smiles..Hope you get a sec to stop in & say hello..:)) I have a fall inspired blog party going on and would LOVE for you to link this awesome piece to it today ) TY http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-crawl-day-5-blog-party.html

Amy@One Artsy Mama September 23, 2011 at 3:33 pm

So simple and so gorgeous! Wow! I’d be so excited if you would link this to my Fall Door Decor Challenge going on now:


And I agree…lima beans are much better for crafting than for eating! :)

Melanie September 23, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Cute! Turned out great! Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursdays.


Desiree September 24, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Thank you so much for visiting my party! I’ll be featuring your wreath tomorrow during STICKER Time!

Como visit and button -up! Hope to see you there!

Hope Sewell September 25, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Oh thanks so much!!! Yay!!

Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 September 27, 2011 at 12:55 am

I love fall and am so glad that it is here. Your wreath is so elegant and lovely, and I LOVE the fact that it is so inexpensive and easy to make! Thank you so much for sharing your project on “A Little Birdie Told Me…” Tuesday at Rook No. 17!

I’m featuring your post on my FB page today.


Hollie @ I'm Busy Procrastinating October 4, 2011 at 8:15 am

It’s amazing how the simplest things can be so beautiful when put together in a creative way! I featured your wreath on my blog:


Hope Sewell October 4, 2011 at 11:23 am

oh yay!! Thanks so much!

Kathy Beringer March 1, 2014 at 6:34 pm

This posting is really old so I don’t know if you’ll see it, Hope. I have been wanting to get that sweet little book about the seasons for my little granddaughter so badly! Can you give me the whole name and author? If you still have it. So I can start stalking Amazon and Ebay?

Hope Sewell March 3, 2014 at 10:43 am

The book is a Little Golden Book. The title is My Book of the Seasons. Author Stephanie Calmenson and Illustrated by Eugenie. I did a little searching for you and found it on abebooks.com for $3.47 including shipping. http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=Stephanie+Calmenson&sts=t&tn=My+Book+of+the+Seasons It’s one of my favs! I’m sure your granddaughter will enjoy it as well!! Happy searching and thanks for stopping by!

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