Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Bouquets

I had a last minute request to make Christmas bouquets with my group at the mental health centre. As there wasn’t much time for shopping I collected all the smaller old once found flower and plant pots from my yard that had landed there over the years. I sprayed silver paint over the ugly plastic ones. I had a bag full of oasis from free pick-up centre and had to buy only two extra blocks. The organization promised to provide branches and decorations.

Then I quickly went to work to make an example, but not having the branches at hand I just cut off fresh shoots from my curb found trees in pots from last year. Unfortunately they turned a bit brown over summer, but the new growth was perfect for my goal. As you can see I used an old teapot as a container.

I had my decorations from cheap plastic wreaths I found in the trash a short while ago. The red flowers are from the bush I rescued years ago.

I took more branches from my little trees, some of the red flowers, holly from a bush behind the house and my trash decorations to the job. I’m glad I did. The thick branches they had would have made the pieces massive and the decorations were only partly usable. I advised them to leave open spaces and fill them with the holly and finer branches. They loved my second hand decorations too!

Results were a bit wilder then my example, but all very lively and tasteful.

I know I have neglected my blog for a long time. I hope to be back in the new year with new garbage find stories and sales.

Merry Christmas and Happy 2017!