7 Days of Thrift Shop Flips - Day 5

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Day 5 already for 7 days of thrift shop flips in honor of National Thrift Shop Day, can you believe it?

Today's project involves colorful vintage thimbles!

Colorful plastic thimbles become adorable miniature potted flowers!

Flowers made from thimbles!

For today's project, I recycled some vintage plastic thimbles into tiny potted flowers!

I have a collection of vintage thimbles and I chose six colored plastic ones for this project.

These are my supplies.

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Supplies Needed
  1. Green Pipe Cleaner Stems
  2. Mini Wood Flower Pots 
  3. Florist's Foam
  4. Artificial Flowers (I would buy these at the Dollar Store!)
  5. Craft Paint (in the colors of your choice)
  6. Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
  7. Plastic Thimbles
  8. Sheet Moss (for covering the florist's foam)

You will be using the flowers for parts only so they can be the cheapest flowers you can find.

This is the part you need (and some of the leaves).

When you pull these off the flower it will have a little hole in it, poke the pipe cleaner stem through the hole and then glue that to the top of each thimble to begin creating your flowers.

Paint the flower pots the color of your choice and then cram a piece of florist's foam into each one. I say "cram" it in there because you don't want it to fall out, it should be securely wedged. Hot glue doesn't work very well with this kind of foam so wedging is your best option... wedging not wedgies😜

If your leaves come off the flowers the same way the other piece did then you can just insert the pipe cleaner through the hole in the same manner. You can also glue the leaves to the pipe cleaner if that works better. I've done both.

Poke your stems down into the foam as far as you can. Now bend the top of the flower over.

I put three flowers in each pot and I also added some rick-rack trim around the rim of the pots.

The final touch is adding the moss to cover the foam.

These would be cute to make for table place settings for a fun garden-themed party!!


Here is a sneak peek at tomorrow's project!

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  1. How do you come up with all these cute ideas?!? This is such a great idea---and I don't have to water them. Looking forward to tomorrow's project. ???

  2. I am a Pinterest junkie!! :o)


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