Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cuckle Burr Craft

Cuckle Burr.........pain in the ____ to farmers!

What is it that we say? Make lemonade when life gives you lemons or one man's trash is another's treasure. This blog might be a good example of these type sayings.

I saw these Cuckle Burr Poodles at my Mother's that I know have to be over 40 years old or more! They are made out of spray painted Cuckle Burrs glued together, felt accessories with glitter, and google craft eyes. They are creative to say the least.

This craft is way too much work for me. I took these various views of the poodles in case you find yourself in the middle of a Cuckle Burr patch, with the desire to turn them into something. These should have been with the Antique Crafts I blogged about 8-14-10! Younger folks do not understand that there were not places like Hobby Lobby, JoAnne's and Michael's to be able to obtain crafting supplies so many years ago. Crafts were created out of people's minds with materials they had on hand.


  1. How cute and creative! You can also make crafts out of thistles as I showed in my post here.

  2. found these this morning!

  3. Thanks for sharing this! When I was a child, an older neighbor made a ton of these and would pass them out to the all the children. I’ve been searching all over the Internet for what these were called or of others made them. So awesome to see!