Repurposed …Floral Friday

The repurposing of items overlaps with recycling of items. It can be thought of as utilizing an object for another purpose than its originally intended use.

I had a few everyday type of things sitting around that looked like good candidates for repurposing projects. While cleaning them, I decided to incorporate cacti or succulents as the floral elements.
A near-antique porcelain coated steel refrigerator pan is the ideal container for a cactus and a succulent. A gourd and recycled, vintage plastic flowers add accents to the grouping.
A plastic toy dump truck now serves as a pot for a contrasting colored succulent. I prepared the toy for planting by securing the dumping box to the main truck with masking tape in order to prevent an accidental spill. I don’t want potting soil and a plant directly on the furniture. When I decide to re-repurpose the toy, I will remove the masking tape from the undercarriage.Β 
A 1960s vintage, ceramic candle holder seems quite suitable as the new home for a small cactus.

The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes Indian aviator, industrialist, and former Chairman of the Tata group, the late Jehangir R.D. Tata. “Uncommon thinkers reuse what common thinkers refuse.”Β 

About swabby429

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

  1. Yernasia Quorelios says:

    πŸ’œ Awesome and Creative Sir, it’s a Pleasure to Share and Serve, Stay Strong and Serene as We ALL Bow Equitably; because We ALL Have SomeThing to Offer Each Other in a Fair Energy Exchange that isn’t Necessarily Financial


    • swabby429 says:

      Thank you. Life is good when one occasionally, simply flows with it.

      • Yernasia Quorelios says:

        πŸ’œ YOU!!! ARE Most Welcome My Brother, My Friend; as a Creative having Returned to The Purity of My Childlike State Parental Rules and Regulations ARE Purely of Interest (pun intended) NOT!!! an Imposed Obligation yet Very Useful,


  2. Jeff Flesch says:

    The truck is my fav. Lovely, Jay.

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