Spaghetti sauce. Capers. Artichokes. Clam juice.
Jars Jars Jars!
I have been collecting jars these last few months after being inspired by this Martha Stewart photo.So, I set out to turn plain jars into blue "Ball" jars.
After soaking the labels overnight in the sink, I gathered my other supplies of Elmer's glue, food coloring and a sponge brush.Using about 1 tablespoon of glue, one teaspoon of water, I then played around with the colors. I came up with three shades. From left to right: one drop of blue, three drops of blue and one drop of green and four drops of blue and one drop of green.Paint the outside of the jars. I found that I did need to add a bit more glue to make the color stick better. You don't have to be precise in painting the jars because this project is very forgiving. What worked best for me was to let the jar dry for a few minutes and then to go back and do another coat. Once dry, the jars are nice and smooth.My favorite shade turned out to be 4 drops of blue and one drop of green and my favorite jar was clearly the Barilla pasta sauce jar. After removing the label, there was all of this engraved wording that made it look like a Ball jar.Here they are.And, the final floral arrangement.I will continue to use this arrangement for the rest of the summer changing out the flowers and using some foliage from my garden.
What creative ways do you use to arrange your flowers.