Date : September 25, 2020
Spring is a favourite season in Australia as we see the trees bloom with new flowers.
It’s the ideal time to collect some clippings and bring them inside to enjoy them in your home.
This Spring Flowers in a Jar craft is so easy and very effective in displaying the beautiful blooms, while minimising contact with sniffing the pollen.
They can be made for decorative purposes or given as gifts so the recipient can enjoy flowers too.
You will need:
Various clippings of Australian native flowers
Remove the stickers from your recycled jars by soaking them in hot soapy water. For any sticker residue, rub Eucalyptus oil over the glue to remove. Once the jars are clean and clear, remove the lids.
Place your flower and leaf clippings in the jar. You don’t want it to be too cramped, but you also don’t want it to be too sparse either.
Fill each jar with room temperature boiled water. You want the water to reach the top of your jar to prevent a big air gap when you flip the jar for display.
Screw on the lid tightly and flip upside down to display. Make a few different jars to add some spring freshness to your interiors – without the pollen being dispersed in your home.
Spring flowers in jars can be a delightful decoration idea for a table setting or added as ‘green’ décor for a nursery.
The jars with wattle can match beautifully with the new range of May Gibbs baby products available at BIG W stores.
This can make a gorgeous gift to a mum-to-be with a swaddle and jar. I removed the ribbon from the May Gibbs swaddle from BIG W to tie around the jar to give as a gift.
The water in the jars can be emptied and replaced every few days or when the water starts to go cloudy.
Every couple of weeks, you can change the flowers too for a different look.
Contribution from Crafty Bec
Crafty Bec is here to help stimulate little imaginations and spark a creative flame in little people. Inspired by May Gibbs’ own passion for creative writing and art, Bec helps educators and mums to embrace nature inspired creativity.