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Line a wire basket with moss before putting your jars of flowers in it.

Looking for something different for your table this Spring? Here is a quick and easy suggestion.

You will need:

  1. A wire basket or a low metal container-elongated shape

  2. 3 pint canning jars

  3. A variety of small blossomed brightly colored silk flowers and light grasses

  4. 1-2 crocheted doilies- whether family treasures or from the Dollar store.

  5. White, flat spray paint

  6. Fine grit sand paper

  7. 1/2 inch wide ribbon (optional)

  8. dried moss (optional)

What to do:

  • spray paint the canning jars white, let them dry then lightly sand spots on the lettering, the top rim or other places that please your eye to age them

  • cut three lengths of ribbon and tie them in a bow around the neck of the jars. Stabilize the ribbon with a dot of hot glue if needed.

  • cut your flower stems in different lengths and fill the jars adding a few pieces of grass in three places at slightly different heights.

  • If you are using a wire basket then line the bottom with moss.

  • place your basket on the crocheted doilies in the center of your table and put the 3 jars inside the basket.

  • You can add small votive candles at the base of the jars or lay a few left over flower sprigs here and there on the moss if you like.

Your table will look as fresh and lovely as Spring.

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