Thursday, July 10, 2008

Queen of...

I've been collecting bits and pieces lately with an idea of making some wreaths. Remember my remade one for my front porch? This one hangs by my back door. I smile when I see it as I'm coming and going. I know it's not perfect, the color in the ribbon doesn't match the flowers exactly but I liked it together. Most likely I broke some cardinal rule of professional wreath making but that's ok, this is for fun.

My preferred method of collecting wreath crafting materials?

Dare I tell? I picked them out of the swept up trash at work. Sometimes the stockmen or the floral dept lady will save them for me. My boss even checks with me before tossing things into the compactor! Does this make me the Queen of Trash? Hmmm, not liking that title. But I do love some crafting trash. After all it would be criminal to see all those perfectly good decapitated flowers go to waste... Any crafty ideas for uses??? If you were my neighbor I'd share with you!

5 comments:

emily said...

It makes me so happy to know that you got those out of the swept up trash! A talent, indeed..seeing treasures from trash!

Susie Harris said...

One stores trash is one ladys lucky day! That wreath is so cute. I love how you just made it from your goodies... That makes it even better. You just make me want to go to work with you everyday, smile... Susie h~

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Your work has some pretty trash. If I had to make a wreath with stuff from my husband's work trash I think it would be constructed from paperclips and used post-it notes!

~ Sarah

Shannon said...

Well you too can have that rug if you have a Sams near you! :) He sells to Sams so they have it there and in other colors. Cute wreath!

veryberrynice said...

I love that you save decapitated flowers. There are so many many uses for them. I hot glue them to gifts. When my daughter was younger I would hot glue them to everything - toy box, jewelry box, dresses, etc.

Brandee :-)