Our main products are forever wedding flowers but we also carry other eco-friendly supplies, decors and accessories such as paper beads, plarn bags and purses, candy wrapper and magazine purses, decoupage home decors, recycled bottles, upcycled cans and pallet wood creations.
As to the materials we use for our one of a kind creations, Accents and Petals comes by these interesting materials in truly the most unique of ways. People from which the materials are sourced are being taught that indeed there is “gold in the dump” so instead of adding to the pile of garbage in the landfill, they sell their “trash” to us. They are helping the environment while earning at the same time. Accents and Petals strives to make an impact- that all things destined for the landfill are not necessarily garbage. We hope to make a difference through each piece of art we create!
Wood Flowers -Wood is a central aspect in our flower making. We do not use freshly felled lumber. Our raw materials have been reclaimed or salvaged from wooden shipping crates. Each piece of wood is painstakingly shaved and the flowers assembled petal by petal.
Paper Flowers– Our paper flowers are made of empty toilet tissue tubes/cores, cartolina, used gift wrappers, old books, comics, magazines, newspapers, used boxes and packaging, paper bags, cancelled cheques, love letters, cards etc.
Cornhusk Flowers– Cornhusks are sourced from corn vendors across town. During corn season, our cornhusks come as far as Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Mountain Province and Ilocos Sur.
Plarn Flowers – Plarn or plastic yarn are produced from used plastic bags. Although we firmly discourage the use of plastic bags (we use paper bags and eco-bags to wrap our products when we sell at craft shows/trade fairs), we cannot deny the fact that most establishments/stores still use plastic bags. Instead of throwing these away, our crafters cut them into yarn then crochet them to make flowers.
Burlap Flowers– Burlap sacks originally used to store peanuts, soybeans and coffee are re-used and recycled to create our burlap decors. These are bought at the local market or from Taho makers.
Denim and Fabric Flowers– Fabric flowers come from used/outgrown denim pants/jeans that are bought from individuals willing to part their used clothing. We also buy fabric remnants from tailors/sewers.
Fossilized Flowers– Fresh mariposa/alibangbang leaves are scoured, bleached, and dyed then crafted into roses.
Coconut Palm Flowers– While the stalks can be made into brooms, the leaflets are dried, cut and can be made into beautiful sustainable flowers.
Dried Leaf Flowers (guava, guyabano etc) – Not only are these medicinal, they can also be fashioned into flowers.
Dried Real Flowers– Undeniably, some brides would still prefer to add a touch of fresh flowers in their wedding decorations. Centerpieces are brought home by guests but some would still be left behind. We salvage, preserve and re-use them.
Soda Bottle Flowers
PET Bottle Flowers (polyethylene terephthalate)
Silk Cocoon Flowers
Crocheted Flowers (Yarn)
Ribbon Flowers – We use satin, organza, etc ribbons in finishing our bouquets. The scrap ribbons are made into rosettes.
Foxtail grasses and twigs come from Nueva Ecija. Foxtail grasses usually grow together with rice (palay). Instead of these being weeded out and discarded, we ask the farmers to segregate and bundle which we buy afterwards.
Wood crates are sourced from banana fruit vendors. They are rough and unfinished. These are reworked into new wood decors.
Wine bottles, glass jars (any type of jars and bottles), milk cans, empty packing tape tubes etc– We collect and buy these for recycling purposes.