This easy craft combines three of our favorite things: purses, flowers and shopping at Goodwill of Orange County. How can you miss this? Our re-purposed purse planter is a thoughtful gift to cheer up a friend, to give to a teacher, or to welcome guests to your home.
All you need is a purse, some flowers, soil and some tulle or ribbon. Like most of our fun projects, this one started with a trip to our favorite Goodwill of Orange County store to find a purse. Do you recognize the Brea store in this picture?
- Bring the purse with you to your favorite nursery or home improvement store so you can get an idea of how many flowers you need. We chose two small containers of Petunias for our planter.
- To plant the flowers inside the purse, you can either remove them from their containers and put the root balls into baggies or leave them inside their containers. You don’t want anything but the flowers to show, so fill in with potting soil if there are gaps or if the plastic container is showing.
- If needed, you can add soil or crumpled newspapers to the bottom of the purse so your flowers will sit up above the purse. Carefully water your arrangement as needed and try not to soak the purse so it will last for a long time.
- We tied our arrangement with a piece of tulle for decoration but you can also use ribbon or add any embellishments you may have to personalize your arrangement.
We have our recycled purse planter on the stairs of our front porch and everyone loves it. Why not make one for you and one to give as a gift!
Feel good about shopping and supporting Goodwill! Your purchases and donations help support Goodwill of Orange County’s programs and services which provide job and employment training to people with disabilities or barriers in Orange County.
This project was created by Adrianna of More With Less Today.
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