Saturday, September 22, 2012
Make a Floral Arrangement With Garage Sale Pieces
In our book, "The Complete Money Saver's Guide to Garage Sale Shopping," we list a variety of uses for garage sale finds. There are lots of ideas for things you can make yourself from garage sale supplies. One idea not in the book is to make your own silk plant arrangement from garage sale finds.
Purchasing a beautiful silk plant arrangement in a retail store is pricey; usually $50-70 range. You can easily assemble your own, combining parts from arrangements bought at garage sales. It's easy to find a pot, brass planter or base for your arrangement, too.
While shopping, be looking for the colors and type of silk plants you have in mind. If you don't feel creative, check out a library book on arrangements for ideas. It shouldn't take long to find enough pieces in good condition to put your own unique arrangement together for under $10.
Many silk plant pieces and arrangements at garage sales have gotten pretty dusty. Here's a source for cleaning: http://www.wikihow.com/Clean-Silk-Flowers
For more ideas, here are a few links for ideas on making arrangements:
Have fun! If you decide to try this, we'd love to have you email us a photo of your finished arrangement: firstname.lastname@example.org