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Repurposing floral frogs

The perfect pen and pencil holder, a must next to the phone.
The perfect pen and pencil holder, a must next to the phone.

   Photo: Junkologie

Floral frogs were originally designed to be used in vases to make arranging flowers easier and to enhance the bouquet.

With recycling and repurposing on the rise, creative minds such as Shannon of Bless Our Nest and Amy of Whisper Wood Cottage found ways to decorate with floral frogs.

Ideas range from the truly functional use as a pen and pencil holder, to displaying vintage finds, to serving as place card holders for a festive dinner party. If you have always wanted to use place cards for a gathering you are hosting, but didn't want to make the investment in time or money, steal Whisper Wood Cottage's idea and use the back of old business cards or check out free place card templates online. Click on the slide show below to see the floral frogs in use.

Floral frogs are abundant at estate and garage sales, Goodwill, thrift stores and your local floral shops and discount stores.

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  • ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage 5 years ago

    Great post! I love seeing other people's ideas on how to use these beautiful items!


  • Songberries 5 years ago

    What a terrific idea reporposing frogs. I love the idea for using them for pencils! Clever!