Years ago, my mother, Doey, invented Doey’s Bridal Vase & Pew Clip. She enjoys much success with her pew clips for bows, but had developed an overstock of the adaptable vases.

As a graphic designer, I couldn’t stop myself from toying with ways in which to bring beauty to these vases, and designed a decorative sleeve that’s evolved into cathywraps™, a practical solution to the flower vase.

As luck would have it, I came across a stash of partly recycled paper that had been specially made for a local coffee company but never used and this became the material for the decorative sleeve. It feels good to be creating something fresh and useful from two salvaged materials. And as business grows, I remain committed to using recycled products and expanding our collection of sizes and styles.

Thank you.


3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Monique  |  August 20, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    I am so in love with this idea, I was wondering how far in advance of the wedding I could make these? Anyone have a clue?

    • 2. cathyswraps  |  August 25, 2009 at 12:08 am

      Hi Monique, I think it depends on how fragile your flowers are, but generally they should stay fresh at least a day. I’ve made up bouquets using prepared wet floral foam and kept the flowers overnight in the refrigerator, but, it’s probably best to check with your florist. Cathy

  • 3. cathyswraps  |  October 23, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Hi Monique,
    If your flowers aren’t too fragile you can make the flower arrangements a day or two ahead and keep them refrigerated and add the decorative sleeves, pew clips or ribbon when you get to the wedding ceremony. Although the sleeves are water resistant it’s best to keep them dry.


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