I grew up “making do.”
I had an abundance of what seemed to be everything and yet now I know it was a very, very frugal lifestyle and we did so much “making do.”
I thought about this all morning in the shower, folding clothes, watering plants and then I realized that the life I feel the most comfortable living is a life spent with simple abundance.
My parents made do by “recycling” most everything and that was before recycling had a name.
Since Momma was a grow your own and preserve it sort of gal, we always had jars of all shapes and sizes sitting on tall shelves in the basement.
Well naturally that gene of
hoarding, saving jars has been passed on to me and I have a entire shelf of
pickle jars, jam jars, olive jars that are all neatly organized on a top shelf in my pantry…and I soak the labels off them too.
You do know the longer you live the more you become like your Mother…sorry dear daughters to tell you this…smiles…a little laugh too.
Did you know that there are so many projects that a person can do with jars-including making homemade jalapeno jelly.
So about three weeks ago one of those jars took on quite the transformation and even though it is so simple, it’s sort of cute and making do is sort of a neat thing to do….
I am not short on flowers (even though it is the end of October…sigh…) but I am short on vases that would fit the bill for this little missy.
Granddaughters and grandsons are like magical sprites which flicker here and there.
My husband and I have been blessed with the joy of really getting to know most of our grandchildren and most of them as soon as they were born!
So on this particular sunshine filled day Maisy Lou had a Birthday Tea Party.
My daughter asked me to bring a bouquet of flowers from my gardens, she mentioned to me that the girls associate me with gardening and that Maisy would really like them.
This request was just what I needed to get busy crafting!
Materials for The DIY Jar Project
1. One empty recycled jar (I used a pickle)
2. Chevron ribbon
3. Faux flower
4. Faux butterfly
5. Glue gun and glue sticks
Directions for Making the Chevron Vase Jar
1. Measure the width of the jar and cut ribbon to the size of the jar.
2. Apply hot glue to jar (adult supervision required)
3. Wrap ribbon around jar and hold until set.
4. Glue on Flower and Butterfly
5. Add Flowers
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