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DIY Flowers in Mason Jars

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All summer, my mom has been asking me to create things for her so she can decorate her office at work. I've been meaning to do so for a while now, and finally got around to one of the items on her wish list tonight!

Last year, I made these flowers in mason jars to accompany the "home is where you are" signs I crafted. As soon as I sent my mom this photo, she said she wanted some for herself. So, that's what I decided to make today.

They're very simple- they just require a few supplies and steps:

Supplies:

  • 2 Ball mason jars (found at Walmart)
  • 4 fake flowers of your choice (found at Michaels)
  • A roll of twine (found at Walmart)
  • Scissors (found at Target; not pictured)

Steps:

  1. Take the lids off of the mason jars so that there is an opening at the top, but screw the metal rim back on.
  2. Cut the flowers to your desired height. I used regular scissors to cut my fake flowers, but wire cutters would be preferable. You can cut them with regular scissors, it just takes longer.
  3. Arrange the flowers in the mason jars. I prefer to keep similar colors in the same jar, so I put the two white flowers in one jar and the two pink flowers in the other.
  4. Cut about 3-4 feet of the twine and wrap it around the mason jar. Tie it into a bow and cut off any excess twine, and you're good to go!

Ta-da! The final project. Easy, peasy and they look great. You could also spray paint the jars if you'd like, but I like leaving them as-is.Β I hope mom enjoys them when she walks downstairs in the morning and sees them on the table since I finished making them after she went to bed!

I'm going to be crafting quite a bit over the next few days as I finish decorating my own apartment, so I'll make sure to post any DIY projects that I create.