Every year at Easter I make a DIY gift to take to our Easter dinner celebrations. This year is no exception and I thought I would share it quickly before we head out to hunt for chocolate and eat too much surrounded by family. I love to give fresh flowers and present them in different ways. One of favourite vases is a mason jar. You can buy new ones as I did this time or find great vintage ones at flea markets. auctions or special little shops like one of my local picks Tin Barn Market in Almonte. They come in all sizes and even different colours. The clear glass are more common but blue and green ones pop up occasionally. Sites like Pinterest are full of ideas and ways to decorate and use them. I was inspired by some of them but just added my own twist with supplies I had at home.
I found some left over burlap coffee sacks (used in covering a chair- see Coffee Bag DIY.) Jute string. yellow string (from Lamp makeover) and some metal trinkets from card making.
First step cut a piece of burlap to wrap around jar, using glue gun to attach ends.
Next I used the yellow string to wrap around the burlap, finishing up with the jute string threaded through the metal detail and tied it around. Vase is finished and ready to fill with matching tulips!
Next to complete the gift giving I made some coordinating cards using some ready made blank cards, scraps of paper, jute string and a stamp. Simple but meaningful is always my style.
Wishing you all a very Happy Easter if you celebrate, or just a beautiful Spring day in the sunshine. Find joy in the little things just like my cards say...........