This post is for all of you flower growers out there who love to share the beauty of your garden with out giving away ( or heaven forbid ) purchasing a new vase or vessel for your homemade bouquet.
I've been recycling food and beverage jars for the last year so that when full bloom time arrived I would have enough vases around to make my simple backyard bouquets.
This is just a sampling of the jars I saved. I love the iced tea bottles for taller/heavier single blooms such as dahlias or sunflowers.Collect different sizes and shapes. Most labels come off easily in the dishwasher or if you soak them for a few minutes in hot soapy water.
Using recycled food jars for vases is fun and frugal. You can come up with so many different arrangements. I wish I had a picture of the bouquet I gave our new neighbors this weekend. It was a pickle jar with the label still adhered! I gave it away before I thought of taking a photo. Darn it!
Wouldn't that be perfect on a late- summer picnic table filled with farm fresh backyard flowers?
It is still summer ya know!
I would agree Deb, this is a grand way to reuse and upscale classy glass jars. I like to use mason jars too, and am on the lookout for unique shaped glass when I grocery shop..I think your vases are lovely with the beautiful blooms in them..this is a great idea....:)
I've been saving and using jars too - actually painted a few - I think they're so much prettier then vases actually!!!
Wonderful ! I use these as vases sometimes but my thing is for my garden flowers to be in on my country kitchen table is old ceramic or stone jugs , milk jugs, wash jugs , or pitchers if you will some call them lol ! I like the look of so many Papa said we will need a bigger house soon ha ha ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !
I save glass jars as well. We use them for all sorts of things including drinking glasses. I like the way they look with flowers in them. I have to admit that sometimes I buy things just because I like the glass it comes in.
My type of vases :) I save ALL my glass goodies too! Love your flowers!
Love this post. Glass is so seldom found at the stores these days that I consider it a dual-purpose find when I buy something in a real glass jar. And, yes, I use them for vases, food storage, etc.
My glass jar collection is huge. Your sunflowers look just perfect in the jars.
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