Thursday, February 25, 2010


Tonight in this very windy and snowy evening. How refreshing it is to see this vibrant colored Primroses that I picked up at the grocery store today. They had an abundance of them so they were marked down in price. They brighten up my kitchen and are a constant reminder to me of the season ahead.




The reason that I created this pretty little arrangement, was to show just how simple it is to recycle containers. I was asked to create three prizes for a party the last Friday night in March. This is the first prize. The one pictured above is mine, but I plan on doing one just like it as a prize for the game night party.




At the end of last summer I found two of these wire containers on a clearance shelf for a few dollars. I bought them and put them away. I didn't really care for them as they were, but I knew I could somehow recycle them this Spring.




I cut out the styrofoam in each of these plastic pots. It was glued in so I cut it out with my knife.





Then I took four clay pots that I had from last summer and put them in each opening instead of the green plastic pots. These clay pots are steadier than the flimsy plastic ones.

When the Primroses are done blooming, one can wash the clay pots and use them as a picnic accessory. You could store plastic knives in one pot, forks and spoons in the others. Maybe roll napkins and store in the forth pot. Or any other ideas one has. The recycling continues.



And continuing in the recycle mode, I put all of the white and green flowers in a ziplock bag, and will use them to dress up my wrapped packages or to add a touch of pizazz to a plate of muffins.




12 comments:

Love the Decor! said...

There is just something about those primroses that make me smile. Must be the promise of spring ahead!!

Jeane` said...

Very lovely mom!! I love the bright pop of color of the Primroses! Thank you!!!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love this.....a beautiful addition to a cloudy day

Country Dreaming said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Those colors together are great!
Love the little wire baskets and
what you have done with them!

Have a great Friday.

Melinda

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

It's looking good over there...bright and cheery despite the weather!

Gram said...

Beautiful!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is a beautiful arrangement, Judy! The primroses are so colorful. The wire basket holder is a nice find.

Tracy said...

Oh I love that! Those primroses are so bright and colorful! The white flowers are so pretty and delicate, too. It IS funny that we both posted about clay pots! = ) I love your idea of recycling the basket to hold picnic silverware...lovely! = )

Happy@Home said...

Those beautiful primroses must be like a breath of spring despite what is happening outside. So pretty and cheerful. A very lovely recycling project.

Together We Save said...

Those colors are so bright and cheery!!

Charli and me said...

All of these flowers are so beautiful! You have me thinking of spring ♥ I love flowers on packages. They always add just the perfect touch. Everything here is so pretty as always.

Screaming Meme said...

Thsi post made me smile...Beautiful! Hi, I'm Meme from Screaming Meme...I want to personally invite you to come by Screaming Meme...I hope to see you there! Meme

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