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The Volunteer Recognition Planning Council needs your help


Published on Jan 10, 2020


The Volunteer Recognition Planning Council is assisting Volunteer Polk in creating centerpieces for this year’s volunteer recognition event. If you have items to donate, please contact Volunteer Polk at 863-534-5580 or volunteerpolk@polk-county.net starting next week.

Suggestions of items:

  •  Buttons (new or off old clothes that no longer fit)
  •  Lace, old lace table tablecloth – even if stained
  •  Burlap and lace ribbon
  •  All kinds of ribbons
  •  Jute/Twine and heavier rope for rope handles on trays
  •  Succulents (live or artificial)
  • Lace, embroidered or decorative handkerchiefs
  •  Mason jars with or without lids or storage jars
  • Cylinder Glass Vases
  •  Doilies/ Tatted or lace
  •  Broken vintage type jewelry- pearls, old brooches, rhinestones
  •  Colored glass bottles, assorted sizes
  •  Cabinet/drawer handles to attach to trays
  •  Reproduction or genuine old tin boxes/ containers with old fashioned advertising, such as Baking Soda, Cocoa /Teas, Candy and Premium Saltine Crackers were sold in. 
  •  Wood boxes (shoe box size and no taller)
  •  Wooden photo frames with a bit of a depth, as they will be converted to serving trays and will be painted and distressed with chalk paint.
  •  Small wooden crates (table top size)
  •  Artificial florals/greens/ cattails, fruit, vegetables
  •  Glass Door knobs or drawer pulls
  •  Old skeleton looking keys
  •  Chalk Paint – white or other colors
  •  Wooden or metal trays or baskets
  • China saucer(s) & tea cup(s) – even if chipped we will camouflage it
  •  Candle Stick holders
  •  Galvanized containers (table-top size)
  •  Chicken/Rooster Décor / figurine
  •  Small ceramic pitcher(s) – any color
  •  Chicken Wire
For more ideas:  Google – “DIY Shabby Chic Centerpieces” or “Shabby Chic décor”.