Thursday, April 9, 2009

thrift, self-reliance, and talents...

...this is what we are taught to use, especially in these economic times...and that, I believe, applies especially to the little things in life......a friend of mine introduced to me a new sort of "bow-making" get-together.
Thrift: each of us brought bunches of flowers, the best were from the dollar store of all places! She shared hair clips and brads. Each bow was probably a dollar to make at the most (instead of the 6$ you would buy it for pre-made).
Self Reliance: made them myself! we threw all the flowers into the middle of the floor, and from there, tore apart each one and mixed and matched and made new hair-bow flowers. it was so much fun to do, I did it again soon after with my sister.
Talents: so easy to do! be as creative or as simple as you want. also...a tribute to:...happy cherry blossom days!
...especially to my little brother serving a church mission in Japan right now and my sister who served in Washington D.C.

5 comments:

Sarah said...

SO CUTE! i need you to help me... i've tried making them but i had a really hard time finding cute flowers that weren't $5 or $6 for each flower! the dollar store, really?! i'll have to go flower hunting again...

The Gentry's said...

Love them! I've been wanting to learn how to make them for the upcoming addition. Are they hard??Where do you get the brads and clips?

hairprincess said...

Hey those pics turned out soo cute! I love them, I will have to get some copys:) I love all the flowers that was fun we will have to play some more with em all before we leave!:)

The Burnah Clan said...

For spring, dollar stores have some awesome flowers, or there is Walmart. The gems for the centers, come from Walmart. The brads are the tiny tiny scrapbook brads found at Walmart or scrapbook stores. The hair clips are also at scrapbook stores like Roberts, or online at ebay (single prong alligator clips) or at hair salons stores.

John and Mica said...

Such fun pictures! Looks like you have a great spring activity. Keep it a tradition! Happy Easter!