Flowers for a Rainy Day

July 26th, 2010 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Wee, bitty rubbers with a little sass!
This is how they looked when I found them.
I wanted to give them a little personality so I decided to add eyelets or  grommets for lacing. I put the eyelets where I wanted them, poked holes, and then cut a little larger hole so I could insert the eyelets.
Before sticking the top of the eyelet through I put a small amount of Gorilla Glue on the rubber so the eyelet would not move while attaching the bottom piece of the eyelet.
Grab yourself a hammer and follow directions on eyelet package to finish up.
After attaching eyelets, thread with clothesline or twine.
A few knots here and there and youre good to go.
Pull out your floral foam, cut to size, and soa with water.
Put saturated floral foam inside rubbers.
Now all you need do is add the flowers. I used an inexpensive bouquet purchased at the grocery store, hydrangea from my so called (te he)garden, and some cuts from a house plant.
These babies are burning rubber now!
Wee, bitty rubbers with a little sass!

Wee, bitty rubbers with a little sass!


I've been working with a lot of miniatures lately while creating stories for Country Gardens. When I came upon these sweet little galoshes I just couldn't pass the by. They look very sweet as a two-stepping vase...perhaps for a baby shower or gift for a new mom in the hospital. I think that thay would also be adorable planted with succulents like hens and chicks as an accent in your garden. What would you do with them?


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Comments (15)

Fairlore writes: Those are too cute! Posted: 12:29 pm on August 19th
shabbychick writes: Sue - your galoshes/flower vases are super sweet!!! (ahh...memories of making grommets at AAJMS).

Hey, I think I have a pair down in the basement somewhere (imported from Minnesota - ha ha!!) - may give this a try!

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 11:36 am on August 4th
emw1203 writes: You have the magic touch, everything you transform turns into a piece of artwork. This is so clever. I like the idea as it reminds me of Fall/Halloween with the colors you have there. Another thing for me to look for! Greatr job! Posted: 1:57 pm on August 2nd
Funky_Junk_Donna writes: Your vision was far better than mine. I wouldn't have had a clue on how to make these things look precious. And now they do! Stunning result!
Posted: 2:15 am on August 1st
Grasshopper22 writes: You have such a talent of making everything look so beautiful! Posted: 8:37 am on July 29th
makinthemostofit writes: Those little rubbers couldn't be any cuter!! You have such a great imagination! Posted: 11:18 am on July 28th
PhotoRecovery writes: Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into.

Regards:
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alicemom writes: Sue! You are just the so clever! Who would have thunk! grommets? really fun!
smiles, alice Posted: 11:41 pm on July 27th
oldnews writes: BE-UTIFUL! Who wouldn't love these!!? Marie Posted: 10:08 pm on July 27th
RustyDiva writes: I have a pair of rubber work boots that were left at my rental property. They had a hole in them so I planted peonies in them this year. They look so cute on my porch. I never thought of froofin em up with a little rope and grommets ~ awesome idea! Love your idea and your little shoes look adorable all dressed up in springs fashion!

Kenda Posted: 2:28 pm on July 27th
Prior writes: love the eyelets it just sets them off! cutie, cute, cute~ Lezlee Posted: 11:12 pm on July 26th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: SUE,
You have the cutiest ideas. I just think that is adorable.LOVE IT HAVE A NICE EVENING.ROBERT. Posted: 10:01 pm on July 26th
chippingcharm writes: Too cute...love the addition of the grommets, details details ;) Laurel Posted: 8:21 pm on July 26th
JunkArchitect writes: Where do you find this stuff? The last time I saw a pair of galoshes I was in 2nd grade. The only other thing I can think of, besides your beautiful creation, is to wear them. How about slipping these babies over your cowboy boots…nice!

Your little project is beautiful.

Jim

Posted: 3:58 pm on July 26th
byabpryor writes: This is so cute... I kept my chuldren's little rain boots for just an occassion... Thanks for the idea!

Ang
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