17 April 2009

Freebie Friday: Bike Flowers

Boston bicycle flower garland springtime
Maybe you're like me? You enjoy seeing flowers on a bike, but you don't want to commit to attaching them there for all time. Spring may be a state of mind, but sometimes I was to travel light and sleek. And sometimes I want lots of flowers! Heck, I don't even wear my engagement ring all the time, but when I do I enjoy it.

Anyway, to get flowers on my bike sometimes I've just made a flower garland wrapped in pipecleaners which attaches to a handlebar or front basket with small velcro tabs (see photo below). It's easy-on, easy-off, as the mood suits. I suppose that it is thus subject to theft, but if someone needs my bike flowers badly enough to steal them, then they should have my bike flowers... I can say that since adding the flowers I've had many more conversations with drivers waiting next to me. Maybe they take it as an indication I'm an affable cyclist?

OK, so the freebie part. Feeling so cheerful with the sun and good weather, I'd like to share the happiness. I have two of these garlands to ship free to the first two North American responders who publicly agree to send in photos of their bike sporting these flowers. Flowers will be mailed out today, digital photos should be sent on or before Mother's Day (May 10). To win free bike flowers, just respond in the comments section, which has time stamps. I'll check them and the first two will then need to email me privately with a mailing address at chiccyclist@yahoo.com.

velcro flowers bike

15 comments:

spiderleggreen said...

very pretty!

Xue said...

*raises hand, waves it wildly*

Charlotte said...

OK Xue, email me your mailing address.

Spidreleggreen, are you posting for flowers, or just commenting? Thanks for the compliment either way!

Jennifer said...

I'll do it!!

Charlotte said...

OK, Jennifer and Xue it is. We'll be counting on you for chic photos of your bikes! Send me your mailing address...

2whls3spds said...

Last time I had flowers on my bike they were still in the seed packets ;-) But I haven't seen too many 6'-2" guys on bikes with flowers either...maybe I need to start a trend? What kind of flowers go with beer? LOL

Aaron

Charlotte said...

Aaron,
I think it would be all the better to be a 6'2" man on a bike with flowers. That's something I'd love to see!

Miss Eliza Sea said...

As soon as I am employed and have spare cash, I plan on covering my basket in flowers. :D

PJDodge said...

'What kind of flowers go with beer? LOL'
Aaron

Hops? Technically, they are a flower. :D

Looks lovely, Charlotte. The colour of the flowers works well with the blue of the Dawes.

Pat

HR said...

Hmmm - they are very pretty. I know you just described how to do it, but is there any chance there's a image-oriented tutorial for it?

Charlotte said...

Pat, you're so right! Aaron, can we decorate your bike with hops? Could be perfect for the Harpoon BtoB!

HR, I don't have a tutorial, but I think I'll make more and next time I promise I will take photos. It didn't take long at all (that's why I have more than one).

Ashley said...

Oh so very pretty! Please post a DIY instruction for making these! I think my bike needs some flowers! Sadly I am too late for the freebies :-(

m e l i g r o s a said...

this is so cute and summery spring love! oh I cant wait to see their pictures!

Term papers said...

Very pretty love to see flower on a Bike. Greatly admire your work.

Elizabeth said...

I love flowers to on a bike. those look great