The other week when I was shopping the dollar bins at Target I ran across a fun jadeite green dustpan that had a decidedly vintage feel about it.
Now I didn't really need a new dustpan, because I rarely sweep my floors with a broom. I'm not a bad housekeeper, I just usually use a little electric vacuum instead.
And I have a perfectly good 25 year old plastic dustpan that the dog chewed the corner off of for when I DO decide to go old school with my floor sweeping.
But I knew I had an upcoming post with Grove Collaborative about a fresh new spring freebie offer they were having, so a dustpan seemed like the perfect thing to use in my spring cleaning photo shoot (I'm sounding all photographer-ish aren't I).
But just in case that didn't pan out (or should that be dustpan out?), I stopped at Michaels on the way home from Target and bought a bouquet of faux peonies and a little Easter bunny pick too.
You know, to make a fun and funky spring door wreath with it!
Be sure to check out the FREE Mrs Meyer's cleaning set offer at the end of my tutorial.
How To Repurpose A Dustpan Into A Door Wreath
- Ribbon (I used 2 different patterns) or pre-made bow
- Spring Pick
- E6000 Glue
Glue your flowers to the dustpan. I found the bouquet of peonies at Michaels already put together and tied with a small ribbon. I think they are meant to be part of a wedding bouquet??? I placed mine off-center just a bit.
And then put a soup can on it while the glue set up. Tomato soup, if you are interested.
Next I made a bow out of all that ribbon. I would show you how I made a bow . . . but it's a bow.
I will mention I used a fancy bow maker. I will not mention that manufacturer of the bow maker, but it was one of those made for tv products and it was a TOTAL FLOP.
I ended up rescuing my ribbon from the fancy bow tying "machine" and just doing it by hand.
Then I glued the bunny on top of the bow.
Super cute (if I'm allowed to say that myself).
BTW, you can see how I painted my front door HERE. Be prepared for some pretty darn ugly photos of the process.
Now on to the spring cleaning freebies.
(I am tickled pink as a peony to partner with Grove as an affiliate. You can read my full disclosure policy here.)
Mrs. Meyer's Spring Cleaning Supplies Offer:
When you sign up and place your first $20 or more order from Grove HERE they will include this set absolutely free (a $30+ value):
- Free Mrs. Meyer's hand soap
- Free Mrs. Meyer's dish soap
- Free Mrs. Meyer's multi-surface spray
- Free 2-pack Grove walnut scrubber sponges
- Matte Cleaning Caddy
- Free shipping
Here's how it works:
Sign up for Grove Collaborative HERE. The freebie offer will immediately be added to your cart. Feel free to pick your own scents for your full-sized hand soap, dish soap and multi-purpose cleaner (there's a little drop down box with an arrow that allows you to choose the scent - PEONY, LAVENDER, HONEYSUCKLE, etc).
Edited to add: The Limited Edition Spring scents sell out quickly, so if they are sold out of Lilac, there will still be plenty of luscious scents to choose from!
You'll be asked a few quick questions about your cleaning routine and some additional suggested items will be added to your cart. Feel free to add or delete anything from your shopping cart (just don't delete your freebies). Change the scents? Change the items? Scrap their suggestions and start from scratch? Go for it - it's your shopping cart.
With your 1st $20 purchase through Grove you will receive your free cleaning set.
What You Need To Know:
I've been using Grove for probably 2 years now and it is a great way to get my beloved Mrs. Meyer's products at a good price (great price) and have them shipped to me from the comfort of my couch (getting dressed is so overrated).
This is a subscription service, so every month they will email you and/or text you 7 days before your monthly shipment is scheduled to be sent out and again 1 day before your monthly shipment is scheduled to be sent out telling you a shipment is coming up. If you don't want those items this month, take them out of your cart. If you don't like that scent, change the scent. If you don't want a shipment that month, delay your shipment until the next month or cancel your shipment altogether for that month.
And you can go to this page and Pause Auto Shipments if you prefer to not have automatic shipments sent to you. Repeat, you do not have to use the auto-shipping feature if you don't want to!!!
*Currently they only ship to the contiguous United States, meaning they do not ship to Canada, Alaska, Hawaii. But let's face it, if you live in Hawaii, you have beautiful scents all year round!
Oh, and they sell far more than just Mrs. Meyer's products. They also sell Seventh Generation, Method, Caldrea, Tom's Of Maine, etc., so if heavenly smelling garden-scented goodness is not your thing (are you crazy?), there are other choices. Heck they even sell TP and paper towels. How convenient is that!
That's it! Easy peasy dustpan easy! Or something like that!
Now get out of here and find your dustpan. You've got some crafting to do!