Thanks to our little visit from Hurricane Irene, we have been without power since Saturday night. Other than a couple of trips searching for free WiFi, we have spent most of our time at home on the farm. My husband thinks I’m nuts, but I actually find the power outage to be kind of refreshing. Other than the whole not being able to take an actual shower and wash our dishes and clothes thing. Other than a lack of water, it’s kind of nice. It forces us to get up off of our butts and to be more productive and creative. Today I spent my time (after ridding our fridge of spoiled goods) crafting. For fun. Not stock for Sweet Pohickery and not presents for friends and family. I just had a relaxing day of painting bottles and making tissue paper flowers.
The bottles are an idea I got from Pinterest. The bottles themselves are Stewarts’ Orange Cream Soda. For the most part, my husband and I drink water. But, on occasion, we like to treat ourselves to root beer and orange cream soda. And I was happy to have a use for the leftover bottles.
The farm has beautiful wildflowers throughout the Spring and Summer, but as summer ends (and I feel lazier about emptying vases and picking new flowers), I decided it would be a nice change of pace to have some lovely paper flowers in the window. No muss. No fuss. And I like the way the crisp white paper looks with the colored bottles.
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