Monday, July 8, 2013

Mason jars and wildflowers: Farmhouse Style!

I picked some wildflowers yesterday. I'm sure most people would think they were boring or weedy, but I think they're lovely. When I saw them I knew that I just had to cut some to bring home with me. (they were in my woods so it's ok, but get permission otherwise) There were 2 different types of flowers so I cut a few of each. At the end of our driveway I also found some small white daisy's for filler. 

mason vase butterflies

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!



yellow, white, wildflowers

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. 

pennsylvania wildflowers

*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!

mason jar, wildflowers


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!


~L 

13 comments:

  1. Wildflowers are one of my favorite parts of summer. It's been mild here, so they are thriving.

    Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,

    Laura

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    1. Is that why they're growing so well this year? Makes perfect sense!

      Thanks for stopping by!

      ~L

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  2. We have a ton of wildflowers hanging around our place too. They are beautiful!

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    1. I love them too....they are so simple and beautiful!

      ~L

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  3. I love wildflowers. I think they are beautiful, and your bouquet is so pretty.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

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    1. I do too. So simple and pretty. Thank you...I try so hard to arrange them just right lol I'm getting better slowly.

      ~L

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  4. I love these flowers, they're so cheerful!

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    1. Exactly! They just scream 'Summer', don't you think?


      ~L

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  5. I think these look great. They are definitely my kind of style. Thanks for sharing on the Home Acre Hop.

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    1. Thanks! My style has definitely changed to country chic since moving out here. These suit the setting so well!

      ~L

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  6. I love your wildflowers and how you decorated a simple jar. So glad you shared this post on the Home Acre Hop! Hope you link up a post again this week! - Nancy The Home Acre Hop

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    1. Thanks so much! I love your hop...see you at the next one!


      ~L

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  7. These are beautiful! They look great in a DIY decor vase.
    Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist!
    Hope to see you again this week.

    http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/07/tuesdays-with-twist-15.html

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