Thrifty Recycled …Floral Friday

I emptied the three containers of past beauty. They were too nice to throw away, but none of them were of much resale value.  In fact, they would only take up valuable shelf space.  Why not use them for quick experiments?


A rudimentary car planter manufactured in Italy was the first to fill. The “car” was created out of rolled clay slabs. I cannot decide whether the car is unique or ugly. I filled the small opening with vertical flowers.


The mug was marked on the bottom “not for food use”. One of my pet peeves is “decorative” pottery designed to resemble food containers but finished with toxic glaze. Many of these will lose their paper stickers. Eventually, people will end up using the containers to hold food and beverages. When I get tired of this mug, I’ll destroy it, then recycle the pieces in the flower bed. Meantime, a few brightly colored faux blooms from a garage sale give the mug a reprieve from the hammer.


A cactus had outgrown the light pink pot, so it had to be transplanted to a project that I showed off last week. The southwest desert themed container is too nifty to toss. This brainstorm arrangement came together in less than ten-minutes.   I also like it better than the other two.

mini-moiThe Blue Jay of Happiness quotes Ed Begley, Junior. “If you’re not buying recycled products, you’re not really recycling.”


About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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2 Responses to Thrifty Recycled …Floral Friday

  1. Sartenada says:

    Excellent post, nice photos and great idea. Thank you showing idea. I love that people recycle / reuse things. In Finland, we even reuse empty coffee bags and make bags from them. Here my wife shows:

    How to make bags from empty coffee bags.

    She made also very personal and unique evening bag from them.

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