Friday, August 20, 2010

Decorating with Baby-Food Jars

I have been saving baby-food jars for a while. It's pretty crazy but they are just so cute and I don't recycle glass. I decided a baby shower is the perfect occasion to decorate with these. However, I also used these for our bedroom makeover. They would be perfect down the center of a long table. To make these arrangements:

1. Clean your jars (I had to use Goo Gone to get the sticky part off).
2. Tie a bow at the top.
3. Arrange you flowers. I bought the mini roses and just used what was in my garden for the rest.

On a side note, the florist told me why my water gets stinky and gross. It's because I don't always remove the foliage below the waterline. Who knew? Also, fresh water every couple days helps.I wish I would have made more of these tea-light candle holders. When it got darker, they really set the mood. They are really simple:

1. Clean your jars (once again used Goo Gone).
2. Attach some rub-ons.
3. Place your tea-light inside.

You could probably add a little bow to these but mine got pretty warm. It might pose a fire-hazard.

Check back tomorrow for a final project idea and Monday for pictures of the party.

I am participating in the Shabby Nest's Frugal Friday and...


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  2. I love this centerpiece idea!!! You can use Arm & Hammer Baking Soda to get the label goo off. It might take a little more elbow grease, but I really hate the feel of Goo Gone. :)

  3. Oh, awesome. I will have to try this one. I think Goo Gone is amazing but if I was going to fill my jars with treats, I would try the baking soda idea. BTW, I tried the baking soda in my sink. It worked like a charm! Now I need to get some distilled vinegar and try your other idea.

  4. I love your idea. Just bought a bunch of tea lights at HomeGoods. Will give your idea a try. Thanks for sharing. Carol

  5. cute, cute, cute...i love altered art projects

  6. so simple and darling!! :)

  7. What a clever idea! And so cute, too.

  8. How awesome that you have such lovely flowers in your garden! Paired with the roses, this is a super idea.


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