I’m sneaking this one in at the last possible moment (darn February for only having 28 days!). Remember in January when I announced my monthly flower series? Well it turns out florists around here don’t sell cut violets (really, I should have known). And the alternate flower for the month is irises which are also out of season with all the snow we’ve got going on. But! Most florists did sell irises I was just bad at timing. So I started calling before popping in and was told the florist at the garden center all the way across town would get more this last Wednesday. They set some aside for me and I headed over Wednesday and picked up my irises, excited to get started, only to find that they were all closed, not yet blooming. Which is great because they will last longer, but not great to do a last minute arrangement because buds aren’t very beautiful in arrangements.
So on my way out of the store I saw potted african violets for 2.99! Potted! Why hadn’t I thought of that before? So I snapped them up and that’s what I’m using for today’s DIY. I will still get you the Iris arrangement (they are starting to bloom today!), but it’ll be in March. C’est la vie.
This last minute project turned out really cute! I love how itty bitty they are. I’m thinking these would be the sweetest place settings for your next dinner party. And they’re so affordable you could use them as place cards at a wedding. Imagine 150 of these with little name tags on a welcome table. I know! The little jars are from the dollar store, six for one buck! So to make six of these (my plant made six), you ring in at four dollars plus tax. Now, that ain’t bad.
So here’s how I put them together. Honestly, you can hardly call this a DIY but it’s so darn cute. I took the corks out of the jars and filled them with water. I used my nails to pinch stems as close to the roots as possible and put them in the jars. My mom taught me that pinching stems close to the roots like that is best for living plants to make sure they bloom again. I added the name tag using double sided tape and some paper. You could also tie some twine around to affix a name tag.
That’s it. So simple! What would you guys use these little jars for? The package said glitter storage, that’d be cute but I honestly don’t have glitter left over to store EVER. I’d love to use them again… thoughts?!