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Trash to Treasure

I stopped by my local florist yesterday to pick up some of their garbage.  I’m a teacher, therefore I’m a dumpster diver.  My classroom is filled with bookshelves taken out of a daycare dumpster.  I make books from scraps of matboard from the framing shops and my local florists saves withering flowers for me.  I like to dry the flower petals and leaves to use in art projects. 

Well, this week when I stopped by the florist, the flowers they gave me were beautiful!  The sunflowers were missing a few petals, making them unusable to a florist. 

I thought the flowers were beautiful!

They also gave me some roses and some pretty little purple flowers.  The roses were starting to turn brown so they had thrown them on the ground.

They gave me an assortment of flowers, which were not up to their standards, but beautiful by my standards. 

My family and I enjoyed the flowers this weekend!  Now, I’ll take them apart and press them.  They’ll become art supplies in our art center at school.  Don’t you just love a good Trash-to-Treasure story?
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  • Nanna
    June 6, 2011

    one mans junk is another ones treasure butI like to say it like this, aint God good to give us so many blessings ! you were blessed with the flowers & will in turn bless your class, that's what blessings are for ,to bless others

  • Courtney
    June 6, 2011

    So neat that the florist will save those for your classroom projects – saves on waste and offers beauty! 🙂

  • Simply Natural Home
    June 6, 2011

    Wow! What a great idea! Crazy that they just throw those out!