Thursday, August 14, 2014

Minnow Can

The nights are cool here in Minnesota
so it's starting feel a bit like fall.
I'd like to share an easy project
using some dry hydrangea blooms &
an old minnow can.
I make burlap bows from the seed potato sacks
we have left at my greenhouse job.
It's a craft that I perfected when working at
a tree farm making balsam wreaths
and decorating them.
The dry flowers are from some shrub
pruning jobs we do for customers in
the fall when the greenhouse slows down.
You can say I find a use for almost everything!

For all my vendor friends:
these simple minnow can projects sell
really well.  I've sold two so far,
my coffee shop craft rental space is
in the heart of lake/cabin country.
Mine went for $14.  I use both the outside
minnow bucket (solid) and the inside
with the lid open.  Both are such cute containers,
one with vintage label graphics & the other
with darling hole patterns.  This way you
get twice the sales, from one bucket set!

Let me know what you think!
I'm always seeking comments &
new ideas or alternatives.
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  1. This is just darling! I love old minnow buckets. Have a red one and a green one. I use them often in vignettes. Going to take one apart for a change. Thanks for the fun idea! I should sell them in my easy, which is empty right now. lol! Need to take photos. But I have a hard time parting with them. Love yours filled with Hydrangeas and the burlap bow is a wonderful touch! Thanks for visiting me. Happy to be following you now. I have a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday. It's about sharing the things that make you happy. I'd love if you shared this!

  2. Hi Jane,
    What a clever use for this minnow bucket! I would not have known its original use! Dried Hydrangeas are so delicate and pretty in any setting - this is such a fun combination. Everything's more interesting when it's repurposed! Well done! Hugs, Catherine (latest follower of all your blogging adventures!) :)

  3. it is so cute jane! i stopped by and checked out the shop and i looks great. great spot too! good to see you again!

  4. I have a minnow bucket. I think I will put a plant in it. Why didn't I think of that. I have just the place for it too. I wish my hydrangeas would get that big. I love them dried out. Do they keep some colour and when do you pick them? I have some small ones this year.

  5. How sweet is that bucket! We featured you this week at Ivy and Elephants, please feel free to stop by and grab a featured button!

  6. hallo, jane, ihre dekoration ist wunderschön!!! alles liebe von angie aus deutschland

  7. Hi. I'm your newest follower, number 78. Hopped here from a party and can't wait to comeback and see more of your creativity.

  8. Hi Jane,
    I'm visiting from Ivy and Elephants. Love your minnow bucket, very cute ! I lived in Green Bay for 3 years, loved it up there! I found some great stuff while there, wish I'd been more into it then! Really miss living there! I've enjoyed browsing thru! I love pinterest too, doors and old windows are my favorites and I have way to many of them! Love that you got some of RDA's windows, when I was in my 20's, I waitressed at a restaurant in Costa Mesa, CA. He came in for a late lunch on his way to the beach. Very tall, very gorgeous! That was back in his General Hospital days. I'm your newest follower and would love for you to visit and follow me!