Every year about this time I swoon over the new Spring floral stems for sale imaging all new wreaths to make and decorations for my home. Not surprising that I have an entire bin full of bright and colorful floral stems leftover from previous years. Beautiful faux flowers that really should be used in some way. And what could be better than repurposing an old wine box and my stash of leftover floral stems to create a wine box flower arrangement for this month’s Sustainable Pinterest Challenge.
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This post is part of the March Sustainable Pinterest Challenge hosted by Julie from Sum Of Their Stories. The challenge is to recreate an idea from Pinterest that also has an sustainable aspect to the project whether through recycling or repurposing. This month’s theme is all about floral crafts.
March’s Sustainable Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop features the following bloggers:
Julie | Sum of their Stories
Gail | Purple Hues and Me
Terri | A Good Life
T’onna | Sew Crafty Crochet
Julie | Treasures Made From Yarn
Allyson | Southern Sunflowers
Mel | Decor Craft Design
Donna | Modern on Monticello
Niki | Life as a LEO Wife
When I turned to Pinterest for inspiration I wasn’t looking for a floral arrangement for this wine box but for ideas on what to do to upcycle or remake a wine box. I brought this wine box home more than ten years ago from the resort where I worked as an Interior Designer. The resort was famous for it’s wine selection and they received hundreds of fancy and expensive wines every week. And the beautiful wine boxes were usually thrown in the trash. Sometimes, if you were in the area at the right time, you got a chance to nab of few of those boxes.
Don’t even ask me what type of wine came in this box. I am not a big wine drinker. I just appreciated the artistry of the box!
Until my search on Pinterest brought up this pin and it not only became the inspiration for the wine box, but also the first item for my Spring mantel.
Since I am a bit of a craft stash hoarder, I was able to create this entire wine box flower arrangement from things I already had on hand and didn’t spend a dime. So I repurposed an item, reused other items, and saved my pocketbook at the same time. Sustainability at it’s best!
In my craft stash were also these floral foam blocks that I had used before, however, flipping them over to the other side of the block, I had a unused and fresh side to create the wine box flower arrangement.
Then I just had to add in lots of tulips, daffodils, and small white flowers (leftover from my daughter’s wedding two years ago) and a beautiful wine box flower arrangement was ready for the mantel.
Even the bunny decorations are repurposed because I found them at a thrift store for next to nothing!
I collect all things I can find with Snoopy on it and this stuffed plaid Snoopy from Vera Bradley (that I purchased on clearance after Christmas) has just the right combination of colors to mix in with my Spring mantel. I added him mostly because it was fun.
It is going to be very tempting to use this wine box as a flower arrangement for my mantel for every season this year.
Be sure to visit all of the other talented bloggers who participated this month in the Sustainable Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop below.
Psalm 24:3-4 “A house is built by wisdom, and it is established by understanding; by knowledge the rooms are filled with every precious and beautiful treasure.”