Unfortunately, this title got me thinking about this classic Bill Cosby show from the 90′s, and I say unfortunately because now that theme song will be on repeat in my head for the rest of the day! But back to the post, here is a different kind of picture page. An image stroll through our company store.
Bags, bags and more bags of gaudy holiday sweaters. We are very busy cutting them up and crafting them into skirts!
I think this is such a genius idea when it comes to thinking outside of the box and reusing materials. And lets be truthful here, the whole Christmas sweater phenomenon has been turned into a faux pas, only acceptable to wear in public if you are a teacher. So what do the rest of us do with these sweaters, we search through thrift stores to find the most hideous one and then wear it proudly to a Christmas sweater themed party.
But Green3 is turning that mindset around. Yes, we are still searching thrift stores for these sweaters, but we are successfully giving them a breath of fresh air! Our skirts are a bit of holiday, mixed with seasonal pattern and color. We use 3-5 Christmas sweaters per skirt. The panels on the skirt are not always from the same sweater and each skirt is unique.
When the process is complete we are able to reuse about 85% of the sweaters leaving us with very minimal waste! Yeah, us!
This frame was a fun little thrift store find, adding up to a whopping $6.00! We slightly repurposed this baby to hike up the charm factor. Inside the original frame was a picture…a creepy picture…a VERY creepy picture that we just had to say bah-bye to (not sure why I don’t have a photo to validate all of that creepiness). We popped it out, painted over the picture with chalkboard paint and voila!! A rustic and warm addition to our store entrance. Do you have a favorite thrift store find?