I love to think "outside of the box". One of my favorite things to do is find new creative uses for an object--using it for something entirely different giving it a new purpose. I have repurposed items all over my home. I wrote about some of them on this post. Today I wanted to share with you my most recent repurposed item. I am sure you have all seen those sweet little cupcake stands. You know the ones ment to hold yummy cupcakes at birthday parties. I had my eye on one at Target for several weeks. I must have looked at it while shopping with Kate and Emma (the little girls I babysit) because guess what they surprised me with for my birthday. I was thrilled to receive it and hated to store it away in a closet until I baked some cupcakes. Then I took a really good look at it and thought how fun it would be used as a rack to store my buttons. I have shared before how much I love the products sold at Papertrey Ink and their wonderful buttons did not disappoint me. I ordered several bags and was delighted with their beautiful colors--too pretty to store unseen. Each little bag of buttons fit perfectly into an 8 ounce ball canning jar which slipped easily into the spaces on the cupcake stand.
I wanted to be sure to remember the color name of each button set so I printed out these pretty labels by Martha Stewart and sized them to fit on the lid of the jars.I cut them out using myscalloped Nestabilities circles and adhered them to each lid.
Look how pretty these colors are. Is it any wonder why I wanted to display them.....
Did you notice that there are some empty jars? Did you also notice that the labels have already been printed with the names of the other colors on my wish list? (hehehe)
Do you have any repurposed items in your home? I would love to see your creative ideas!!
About Dandelion Wishes--Why a Dandelion you ask???
As I was contemplating starting my blog and opening my etsy shop, many thoughts swam in my head. What would I write about, what would I sell and what in the world would I call my blog and shop? Oh I had a list of names--which one should I choose? I finally decided on Dandelion Wishes. Why that name you ask? Why a dandelion--they are such a nuisance poking their little yellow heads right out into the beautiful green grass. Then there are those little white seed parachutes floating over my lawn just looking for a place to land and grow more little yellow heads in my beautiful grass. If I would have stopped at that thought I never would have choosen the dandelion to represent my blog. Who want's to be known as a nuisance?? Not me. As I stopped and really looked at the little yellow flower, I discovered that it is really quite beautiful. With it's many petals and it's happy yellow color I found it to be really very cheery. And then the thought struck me. There are many things that come into our lives that at first we consider a nuisance. But if we really stop to think about them, often they can become a thing of beauty--teaching lessons and helping us to grow and mature in our lives. I couldn't think of a better name for my blog and shop. It helps to remind me to stop and see the beauty in all situations, to ask myself what lesson I am to be learning, and how does this situation help me to grow into a better person. I wish that for all of you my friends as well. Thank you for visiting Dandelion Wishes. I hope you enjoy your stay.