I love to create with all sorts of medias. However, there is one medium I’ve never made anything out of. Bet you can’t guess what these Shabby Chic Flowers are made out of? Period Pads! Yes, you just read that correctly, I made these Shabby Chic Flowers as part #RecycleYourPeriodPad from Poise to create a craft made out of unused pads in support for women who suffer from Light Bladder Leakage. I’m not clever enough to think of ways to use period pads for every day household use but I can definitely spin those pads tastefully in to a craft of some sort.
Shabby Chic Flowers
I just so happened to make these Shabby Chic Flowers when I was up visiting my SIL’s. My SIL’s are always up for a good craft too so I provided them with an unusual item to create with, Period Pads. Imagine three crafty gals sitting around a table creating something out of pads. We laughed and laughed while were brainstorming up creative ideas. We laughed so much that one of use could of worn a Posie Thin Shaped Pad at that moment since one in three women experience Light Bladder Leakage (LBL). Ya know, those little leaks that can be triggered by everyday occurrences like coughing, sneezing, exercise or laughing. Blame it on pregnancy, childbirth, weak pelvic floor muscles and even weight gain are a few LBL contributors.
To make the flowers, we cut tear dropped shaped petals out of period pads then hot glued the petals in layers on to a small twig.
After we were happy with the fullness of the outer layer petals, we rolled a piece of the outer pad packaging into a flower to add in to the center.
Poise is encouraging women everywhere to stop using period pads for LBL with their fun Recycle Your Period Pad initiative!
These Shabby Chic Flowers reminds me of cherry blossoms and look just so pretty stuck inside a painted Mason Jar.
. How fun would these Shabby Chic Flowers looks as a table centerpiece at a ladies Retirement or Over the Hill Party? They would definitely be a conversation piece!
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