Wednesday, August 24, 2016

He Had High Hopes......

(Show Low, AZ)

Next time your found
With your chin on the ground
There's a lot to be learned
So look around.

Just what makes that little old ant
Think he'll move that rubber tree plant
Anyone knows an ant, can't
Move a rubber tree plant

But he's got high hopes
He's got high hopes
He's got high apple pie
In the sky hopes.

This song went through my head all afternoon today.  Why?  Why am I thinking about an ant and a rubber tree plant?  Because today I made a "rubber plant".  Yes, a "rubber plant".  Made from, well, rubbers!  Or condoms as they are more commonly known today.  

Here's my creation....

I signed up for this class a few weeks ago not knowing anything about it.  When I arrived for the class ladies were picking out flower pots already stuffed with that green foam stuff you stick artificial flowers in.

I found the class leader and she instructed me to pick out eighteen condoms to start with.   WHAT???  There two gallon storage bags filled to overflowing with condoms of every color inside.  These came from the Dollar Store.  Half a dozen for a buck, how could they possibly be good for anything other than flower making???

Our instructor then said, "Watch this!" and proceeded to pour a bottle of water into a small glass thing which looked very much a flowerpot complete with dirt.

We were all a little startled at what started growing!

Turns out there were three Alka Seltzer tablets in the bottom and the "fizz" got things going.   Hmmm,,,,,a bottle of water and three Alka Seltzer tabs, a replacement for Viagra perhaps?

There were HUNDREDS of things to choose from for decorations for our "flowers".

In addition to stickers of all sorts we had "greens" to pick through to fill in our flower pots.

We were instructed to lay out our condoms and you could hear lots of laughs and the call for a blue one or a red one.

Jeannie, the instructor, then proceeded to tell us how to make the flowers.

We had to hold the condom and then gently blow into until a nipple stuck out the other side.

I just can't believe I'm doing this!

Next we had to hold that nipple between our thumb and forefinger and then wrap the wire that is attached to floral sticks around it.

Royal Imports 12" Green Plant Stake, Floral Picks 25pcs

Sue was quite happy with her flowers!

The finished "flower", ready for decorating.

Here are the finished creations.

Look at the word this lady chose to add to her flower pot.  We had a great laugh over that one!

This was the most fun craft class I've ever been in!   You never heard such laughter!

Jeannie with another "plant" she grew.



Unknown said...

Hey Snookie, you still out there. It's Ian and Cindy from EMR. Hope all is well. We are in WV now. Was thinking about you the other day and told Ian, I wonder if she still has her blog.

Snookie said...

Cindy! I have thought of you and Ian so many times and have asked others if they knew anything about you. Would love to connect again. So much to tell you! How do I get in touch with you????