by Jessica Wall
It’s that time of year again, and love is definitely in the air! Whether you’re taken or single, there is no doubt that you are being bombarded with advertisements trying to sell you (or your significant other, rather) flowers, jewelry, and chocolate (amongst other things). Everywhere you look; happy couples are gazing into each other’s eyes- professing their undying love and devotion. Those geniuses in marketing can make this time of year overwhelming sometimes, but it helps to remember that this is actually a time to acknowledge and reflect on the beauty in the relationships we choose to hold dear to our hearts.
- old jars and vases, (or any other containers you’d like to hold flowers in)
- fabric, beads, wood scraps, embellishments, paints, ribbon/string, glue, any other creative materials you may have lying around
For this project, I chose to decorate a few different flower containers: an old paint bucket, a few jars (not pictured), and yes, even vases.
I wanted to do a collection in the same general color family, so I chose a palette of greens, purples, pinks, cream, and white. I used fabric squares (purchased in bulk at Wal-Mart), a hot glue gun, glass container filler, chalkboard and acrylic paints, burlap scraps, hemp string, and a leftover Christmas tree clip ornaments from last year. If you’re anything like me, you probably have most of this stuff already in your craft area- but if not, it’s all readily available at any craft store.
Now they’re fresh for spring, and look especially pretty together on my table!
I used the back of a spoon to cover the inside of the jar with acrylic paint. I then glued a square of fabric onto the front and tied hemp string around the top. For the other jar, I wrapped it in green glittery fabric (gluing it in the back) and wrapped hemp around the top.