Let’s Build a Flower Shop!

Tucked away in the corner of our living room, you’ll find a bit of sunshine no matter what the weather might be like outside. The girls are still really enjoying this cardboard play house we built using our Makedo kits awhile back, and I thought it would be fun to turn it into a colorful flower shop using recyclables and items from the dollar store!!

It helped to brighten up an otherwise rainy & dreary day!! We used an old shoe rack to make shelves that were just the right size for Clara, and filled them with containers from the dollar section at Target and fake flowers from thrift stores or dollar stores. A calculator makes a great cash register too!

Looking at these makes me so happy!!

A recycled empty strawberry container makes the perfect gift box for a pretend corsage (no pins)! Some old gift tissue and strips of ribbon were all Clara needed to create her own bouquets!

Oh, hello there!! Would you like to buy some flowers??

I’ll pick this pretty purple one — just for you!!!

Hours and hours of imaginative fun!!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to buy a bouquet comprised of one yellow flower, one purple flower, two orange flowers…..

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  1. Dear Valerie,

    I’ll have you know, I inspected that house and I don’t believe that it is up to code. There is a large hole in the roof!


  2. Very cute! Abby would love something like this.

  3. Such a cute little florist! She looks thrilled with her new shop =)

  4. my goodness this is adorable!!
    i’m not sure where i found you just the other day (or week?) but i’m so glad that i did! i LOVE your blog and look forward to taking advantage of some of your ideas in the future when my Lovie gets a little bigger.

  5. I think our puppet stage might become a store……

  6. My kids would have a lot of fun with that.

  7. What a funtastic idea! I love the pictures too. They surely make a day brighter.

  8. Oh that is just too adorable! Can we come play at your house?! LOL!

  9. so fun!! Perfect Spring activity!

  10. what an awesome idea!

  11. really nice!!!!

  12. My mom and my daughter started playing flower shop a few years ago and they have so much fun! They use a pretend phone to take calls from customers who are planning everything from anniversary parties to weddings to the senior prom and they make up amazing arrangements! They even have the little bell to ring for a new customer. Hours of entertainment!

  13. Oh this is going in my must do list!

  14. Time to hit the dollar store in search of pretty cloth flowers!

  15. This is a lovely dramatic play set up! Very cute! And it looks like the kids are loving it too! Love this blog!

  16. This is adorable!

  17. Oh I love this – can you be my mom too? You guys have the most awesome play things/areas!

    My girls would love this! 🙂

    Thank you for linking up to the Sunday Showcase – hope to see more at tomorrow night’s linky party!


  18. PS this will be one of our features on Sunday – I am so inspired by all the wonderful “box” crafts that were linked up last week! Now I just need a big box to play with!


  19. With all of those flowers, you just have to smile! What a wonderful way to inspire pretend play.

  20. That is so adorable.

  21. A beautiful, sunny post! You’ve been featured this week on It’s Playtime! Thanks for playing with us.

    Rachele @ Messy Kids

  22. I saw this on Pinterest and think it is SOOO cool! I’m off to check out the rest of your blog…can’t wait to see your other creative ideas! 🙂


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