Thursday, April 23, 2009
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose! Bud Vase Holders
This is the MOPS craft we did today- a bud vase holder made from a "repurposed" glass bottle that originally held vitamin E capsules, and copper wire. I had to purchase the copper wire at the hardware store, and cut it to about 25 inches long and wrapped it around the bottle and made loops with my hands/fingers and used needlenose pliers to curl the ends in.. I got the idea from a friend at church who had given us a bunch of the glass bottles and an example of a bud vase, I figured it was a great time of year to try something like this, and it also made something pretty out of something that might have just been tossed. She actually salvaged some copper wire scraps from her husband's construction site. "Saving the earth.. one craft at a time!..." Anyhow, I used the glass pebbles that you can find at the craft store, and threaded small beads onto a length of wire and looped and twisted it to make a leaf, then wrapped that around the copper wire. I'm actually pleased with how this one in particular turned out, especially since I was just playing around to see what I could come up with for different example ideas... The ladies seemed to really enjoy it- especially since we had a lot of different beads that they could use, and it was great seeing all the different variations of people's ideas. It's always fun seeing what other people come up with.