A few years ago, I needed quick and simple centerpieces to use as table decorations for a family celebration. I also needed to keep my costs down because my family needed place settings for 12 or more tables. I wasn’t sure what to do until I saw a roadside stand selling packs of flowers. At that moment I decided to make flowers in jars as our centerpieces.
Easy For You To Make In Minutes For A Few Dollars…Or Less
The really great news is that it’s so easy for you to make these beautiful flower planters. And, you’ll spend very little money to do so.
Plus, you can use them for a variety of reasons.
4 Great Ways You Can Enjoy Flowers In Jars
- Centerpieces in any room of your house. You simply place a few of your jars around your house and you’ll get to enjoy beautiful flowers wherever you are.
- Door prizes or table favors when you host brunches, dinner parties, or bridal or baby showers. But, first you can use the flowers in jars to decorate your tables for the event.
- Gifts for:
- Loved ones recovering from surgery or sickness
- Mother’s Day and
- Any number of special occasions
- At Your Work
- Take a jar or two to work and sit them on your desk or anywhere you spend a few hours each day. You’ll be amazed by how just a few flowers will brighten your spirits any day of the week.
Why You Should Use Potted Flowers Instead Of Fresh Flowers
You may wonder why I suggest using flowers that are potted in potting soil instead of just using a few fresh flowers in water. The reason is because fresh, cut flowers don’t last more than a few days or so.
When you give a gift that is potted it will last longer and it can be replanted into the recipient’s garden. So, the flowers will last much longer than if you just placed them in water.
You Need Very Few Supplies To Make Them
You can get the the few supplies you’ll need from either your local garden store or your own home (if you’re a gardener).
In addition, the amount of each item you’ll need depends on how many jars you want to make. My instructions below will make one pint jar planter. You can adjust your supply needs based the change in planter size and quantity, accordingly.
Basic Supplies You’ll Need:
- 1 pint jar or a small juice glass (you can get jars and glasses for about 50 cents each at local retailers or Goodwill)
- Small pebbles (available in most garden supply stores or dollar stores)
- Potting soil
- Spring flowering plants such as Pansies, Violas, Impatiens
- A piece of newspaper
- Garden spade
Follow This Simple Guidance…Enjoy Your Beautiful Flowers In Jars Minutes Later
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Step 1: Place a piece of newspaper down on your work surface. This helps you contain the dirt and makes it easy for you to clean up when you’re finished.
Step 2: Pour in enough pebbles to fill about ½ an inch of space at the bottom of your jar. Using pebbles as a bottom layer in your jar allows your water to drain through the soil and keeps the soil and roots from becoming water logged. This is especially important if your container (like a jelly jar or glass) doesn’t contain a drainage hole in the bottom.
Step 3: Add one inch of potting soil using your spade.
Step 4: Remove one of the plant from its plastic container and gently massage the soil of the plant plug to loosen the root structure. Insert the plant into your jar.
Step 5: Use your garden spade to add enough soil to fill the jar to within ½ an inch of the top of the jar. You want to leave enough space to water the flower without the soil washing out of the jar. Then, pat down the soil on the top of the jar.
Step 6: Give your flower a little bit of water.
Easily Make Your Beautiful Flower Planter Even More Eye-Catching!
Whether you’re giving the jars as gifts, using them as door prizes, or just purely enjoying the beauty of the flowers, you can make them even more eye-catching with just one simple step. You can decorate the outside of the glass with colorful ribbon or glue on other creative cutouts using a hot glue gun.
I hope you enjoy your new flowers in jars!
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