I didn't think they would look right in one of my fancy vases, so I looked around the house for something more casual and settled on an empty Classico pasta jar. I'm a firm believe that if they didn't want us to re-use these jars, they wouldn't make them look so cute under the label! As awesome as a mason jar is though, this looked a little plain. The flowers were kind of plain to begin with...this jar needed something to jazz it up a bit!
I decided to try to make a bow, but all I could really find that seemed to 'fit the theme' was some twine. I wrapped the twine around it about 10 times and tied it so it wouldn't slip. Do you know that a bow made of twine looks really skinny and boring??? I tried fraying the edges but it still looked really skinny and boring.
*sigh* I dug through the craft closet for some artificial flowers or anything to make it look better. It's amazing how small my craft supply has become. Finally I found a pack of 3 butterflies that I had bought at the dollar store months ago. I tied one around the twine and voila, it looked a whole lot better! I liked it so much that I decided to give it to a friend and make another one for myself!
The one on the left needs just a few more flowers with some foliage to fill it out. I'll grab those today to finish it off. I'll probably keep the twine on the jar for other flowers. I can change the butterfly though, I bought several different colors (Dollar tree!) blue, purple, pink etc. I really think they're cute, plus I think it suits our decor around here perfectly!