oldcrafty(8)February 22, 2012

I found this bridesmaids bouquet at the thrift store. Almost to pretty to tear apart but when I saw it I thought what an eyecatching totem topper it would make. Any other ideas as what it's re-cycled life could be?

Before and after removing the pretty ribbon. Currently all the pieces are indivdual stems that have been taped together. I will have to have another set of hands to help me wrap wire to hold them together.

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It looks like it would be pretty out in your gardens with 'wind' movement...maybe put in a pc of piping in the ground? Or tucked it a pot of blooming flowers? Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2012 at 11:23AM
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Personally, I'd take it apart & build flowers using the crystals as centers. All in one bunch like that is a bit too much for me. But, if I saw it, I'd have bought it. - Laura

    Bookmark   February 22, 2012 at 12:30PM
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Marlene Kindred

Wow...that's pretty impressive. I think I'd take it apart too. It looks like a fountain to me...for a yard conservatory or a fairy garden. Or a chandelier type of creation. Not sure, but I'll be interested to see what you do with it!

    Bookmark   February 22, 2012 at 8:58PM
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I think I would use some of them in a wind chime & then a few in center of a wide birdbath to look like a fountain, preferably with a wide blue glass bowl as the birdbath. Think it would really show off the crystals! Jan

    Bookmark   February 22, 2012 at 9:29PM
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I would have bought it too!

    Bookmark   February 23, 2012 at 10:27PM
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If these were the bridesmaid bouquets, I'm wondering what the bride carried! That wedding must have been full of bling!

    Bookmark   February 24, 2012 at 9:15AM
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There is so much potential there. How ever you use it, it will be beautiful with the sun shining on it.


    Bookmark   February 24, 2012 at 11:56AM
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marquest(z5 PA)

That is really nice. I am with everyone I would have grabbed it too.

You probably could not see all the crystals when it was packed with flowers. Just a little sparkle showing between the flowers.

I saw someone here made a teapot totem and used the crystals to look like falling water.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2012 at 12:29PM
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I LOVE sparkly things like that ! If I had it -- I'd mosaic a bowling ball with one of the holes left open on top -- and stick that spray of crystals in it - like a fountain. You're lucky to have found that!

**Now I want one :)

    Bookmark   February 24, 2012 at 4:11PM
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freshair2townsquare(z7/8, D/FW)

Okay, so its 2013 . . . what did you decide to do with it?

    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 10:08PM
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sorie6(6b ok.)

OOOHHH pretty. Yes please tell show us what you did with it. Like everyone else I'd have bought it too.
I could see it stuck in a bottle as a sparkler.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 2:59PM
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