I love flowers. I’ve been known to send them, and I’m always thrilled to receive them. But I’m feeling the need to clean up my act this year.
I’ve been reading up on various enviro-blogs. (They get a bit preachy on this subject in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day.) Basically, between the enormous quantities of toxic pesticides used in flower farming and the long distances most flowers travel in gas-guzzling vehicles, those $9.99/dozen roses just aren’t worth the weight on my conscience. Organic flowers look better, smell better, and are exponentially kinder to mama earth. Unfortunately, they cost a fortune.
Me and sweetie don’t have a fortune at the moment, but since he was sick on Valentine’s Day and he had a disappointing job interview, I decided to take matters into my own hands by making these:
Not my best work, but they’ve got a certain kindergartenesque charm, dontcha think? The only non-recycled element is the pipecleaners. Otherwise it’s just newspaper and fabric scraps.