Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mail Call and Some Not so Fresh Flowers

Since I did not have time this week to get fresh flowers I threw these together. So easy and it took me all of 15 minutes. I folded my tea dyed coffee filters in an accordian fold and secured with a wire in the middle. When secure pull out each layer of the fold. I attached a bamboo skewer for the stem. Not so fresh, but oh so pretty~I saw this great idea in Midwest Living to use old mailboxes for storage. I always struggle for a place to put mail and I thought this would do the trick. Not having an old mailbox I went 5 minutes down the road for a black mailbox at Lowes. It worked perfect and will do the job until I find a nice old chippy one~

17 comments:

  1. Hi Bristol! happy Wednesday, love the flowers, I think I need to try this and have a happy hour for the girls! Love the idea of a mailbox for storage perfect!

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  2. I love the flowers! I had never thought of making anything from dyed coffee filters, but you are giving me some great ideas and inspiration!

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  3. Impressive, I am glad to have found your blog. I am truly enjoying it. Please stop by the Mercantile we would love to meet you. Stephanie introduced me to the blogging world and I absolutely love it!!

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  4. Love this idea, Bristol!!!

    So creative - and your mailbox!

    love it.

    xo

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  5. I have seen that done with filters..and have wanted to try it...martha did it I think. verypretty. cherry

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  6. I love these flowers! The derby hat you made with them is just stunning. I've got a lamp that needs some embellishing that I do beleive needs some coffee filter flowers. The mailbox idea is quite cute too.

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  7. Bristol these are precious ideas! My friend is making pom poms out of tea stained coffee filters and circles of vintage sheet music, with circles of tulle and vintage fabric tossed in... sounds funny to describe but she's stringing them together on old ribbon and hanging them like banners at her daughter's wedding.

    Oh, and her daughter isn't getting married. She's not engaged and I am not sure if she is even seeing someone at the moment. But this is a very time consuming decoration and my friend is VERY organized. *wink*

    Oh, and the friend is not me. It's not for Loopy and Joe Jonas, it really is a friend of mine.

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  8. those are some lovely ideas!!!
    xo

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  9. Love it all! Great storage idea.

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  10. Hi Bristol :)

    What cute ideas! I'm afraid to try the coffee filter flowers, because I'll get too frustrated and cry LOL

    Oh and my husband is active duty Army and is serving as a recruiter right now (about to retire). Thank you to you and your husband for his service in the AF and as a policeman!

    rue

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  11. Hi Bristol,
    I love the coffee filters flowers, they are the best and I LOVE the mailbox idea. I would need a whole wall of them, hmmm that may be a good idea. You blog is great! Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!
    Mechelle

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  12. that is just positively cuter than...cute!
    I love that idea!
    xoxo
    from the beach, sista!

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  13. where are you? are you dissing me?

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  14. The flowers are brilliant and so easy- thank you!!!
    The mailbox as well!

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  15. I love using everyday items for creative storage. I have a thing for desk accessories.
    Also, I love that you post your to-do list. I am the queen of to-do lists. I couldn't live with out them.
    Did you know there is a great flea market this weekend at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield Ohio?? It's the EXTRAVAGANZA!! It has to be good with a name like that! Talk to you soon.
    Stephanie

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