You can make a very unique planter that is really attractive – it’s made with an old purse. Vintage purses, straw, colorful, small purses with a shape work best. Just add a plant or artificial flowers!
I had a really nice beaded purse that I hardly used, and wanted to display it, so I put a small container inside and filled it with dried roses (from my daughter’s wedding), a few artificial leaves, baby’s breath, etc.
If you don’t have dried flowers, artificial look fine too. If you have a stronger type of purse, you can even put in a real plant, but line the inside of the purse with plastic or some sort of liner. And definitely put a tray under the pot. When you water the plant, it could leak a little.
It’s an especially meaningful craft to make to give to someone, if you use their purse, or flowers that they’d given you. You may have something from a grandmother or mother that holds special memories. Also, it’s fairly easy to find unusual purses at flea markets and garage sales, and church bazaars. The more unusual or gaudy, the better!
So keep those flowers, hang them upside down to dry them, and then use them in crafts, like these purse planters! They turn out really well, and ladies get a real kick out them as gifts! We also used one as a door prize at the senior center, and everyone loved it. The elderly there especially love anything vintage and thought they were really special.
Editor’s Note: Be sure to also see Creative Planter Ideas.