Sunday, March 27, 2011

Button floral bouquet


My granddaughter is considering favors/table decorations for her wedding next year. She mentioned button bouquets. I have no idea what she's talking about, but I did what any good preschool teacher and grandma would do. I rushed to my school closet to sift through recyclable materials and buttons. This is made from pipe cleaners, buttons, address label floral stickers and a liquid laundry detergent lid.

So, what do you think?

I'll tell you what my former vice principal used to think. When Princella would walk into the lunch room where I supervised a school age summer day camp, she'd look around, (she was a dead ringer for Whoopi Goldbergh) and she'd laugh and say, "Girl, you are the white Sanford and Son of this school. You have all kinds of junk!"

Had the best summer camp in the inner city too! Eventually I took my recycled show on the road and did presentations at teacher workshops and for YMCA's.

16 comments:

Val Thevictorian said...

I am SO envious. I don't have a crafty bone in my body.

Odie Langley said...

I love crafts too Linda and had a blog some time back showing the stuff I have accumulated like the miniature log church, Mancala game board, abacus. When I did miniatures I used all kinds of assorted stuff to make whatever I needed. It was therapy for me after a long day. I loved your boquet.
Odie

Bookie said...

This is really a charming bouquet! Very clever of you!

Terri Tiffany said...

I think you are very crafty!! Did she like it?

Sioux said...

Linda---Have you been to "Left-Overs" in St. Charles? You can actually buy junk for craft ideas! It might be your idea of heaven! (And the junk is cheap!)

Linda O'Connell said...

My granddaughter just responded on Facebook: I LOVE IT!

So that's a good thing, unless you figure how many buttons I'll have to beg.

Chatty Crone said...

Personally - I would love LOVE love that for my wedding! sandie

Tammy said...

Oh, that's just delightful! You really are artistic!

Peggy Frezon said...

Beautiful colors too. So now did you officially get the job of creating these for the wedding?! Fun! Maybe you can find lots of buttons at garage sales.

Susan said...

Hi Linda...Love it! You are truly crafty. Those would make super wedding favors and sooooo unique. Greattttttttt job! Susan

Lynn said...

Quite talented! I bet my daughter would like to know how to make that!

irishoma said...

Adorable! You are so talented.
Donna

Karen Lange said...

Love it! It is such a cute idea!

K9friend said...

That both clever and cute. Very different!

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Jennifer Brown Banks said...

Linda,

Girl, get out of here! Did you make that, really? I love the idea and simplicity. :-) Thanks for sharing.

Linda O'Connell said...

Thanks everyone. I had a make-do childhood, therefore I can make just about anything. My husband says, "You are the only person I know who can ruin one thing to make another."