More Repurposing …Floral Friday

Continuing in the vein of a set of repurposing projects from early last month, I decided to try three more for this month. What triggered the idea was that the particular candle holder that was converted into a cactus holder needed to be re-repurposed again as a candle-holder. So another container would be needed to display the cactus.

It was time to sort through a few candidate containers in order to determine which one would work best. Three of them made the final cut.
A vintage, collectible coffee can was nixed because it was slightly too large. I like the old can and wanted to display it again for awhile so I simply put it to use as a planter to showcase a conventional floral arrangement.

A chrome and glass pedestal candle-holder seemed like a perfect fit, however the ultra modern style of the container doesn’t quite go with a cactus look. I opted to transplant an orchid to create a more harmonious appearance.

At the last minute, I returned to the storage bin and pulled out a toy pickup truck. I prepared the pickup bed and unloaded the cactus into its new place. This is an arrangement that can go anywhere.

The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes actor, Michael Rooker. “We had a thing there where you could turn in–it was some sort of recycling program–the bottle caps of RC Cola. You’d turn in 12 of them, and you’d get a ticket to see a movie. That’s how I started going to the movies. Running around the neighborhood looking for bottle caps. We were like little scavengers.” 

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

  1. So funny, I didn’t actually know that Del Monte had coffee at one time.

    • swabby429 says:

      Coffee and Del Monte go back to the company’s beginnings at the Del Monte Hotel in Monterey, CA. Coffee was the first product they ever canned. Then they branched out into fruit and veggies, following their buy-outs of Oakland Preserving and the California Fruit Canners Assn. Until fairly recently, it was supposedly, still marketed in parts of South America.

  2. Jeff Flesch says:

    Lovely. Love the repurposing of the cans. When I was at my son’s house last weekend, he had repurposed a quart of milk container with a basil plant. Wonderful.

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