Repurposed: Decanter Turned Flower Jar

A long time ago on What Would You Do Wednesday, I asked what you would do with the decanter jar I have. See the original post

I really wanted to get a Beta fish, but then wasn’t sure if I could remember to feed it. But, wouldn’t that have been cool on my dining table?

The dear friend who gave me the jar gave me some flower sprigs at Christmas this year, and I knew it was time to do something with the jar.

I assembled my materials. I didn’t have any regular or floral clay, but I had some old paper clay that need using, so I got that out. I decided to put an arrangement inside the jar so it would be easy to clean. The clay would help me get the flowers to stick. The paper clay wasn’t ideal, since it didn’t want to stay put int he bottom as I worked, but I flexed with what I had on hand.

 Next, I pulled the stems apart. Gasp. I know, it seems like ruining it, but each type of material in a bunch is taped together at the base into one cluster. I pulled the cluster apart.

 I used a kitchen spoon handle to push some clay in the bottom. Um, you can see the clutter on my table. Please excuse the mail.

 I carefully inserted one cluster at a time, until they were all in there. I had to use a wooden spoon handle and some skewers to get everything poked where it looked best. 

Then, I added some clear marbles that I also had on hand. These covered the clay. I know, you can’t see much here. The picture doesn’t do it justice at all.

Marbles. Some days, I’m losing mine, but this time, I think I came up with a pretty nice table arrangement.

 Tried getting a good picture, but when you create something late at night, the lighting doesn’t cooperate. You get the idea. Perhaps this angle is a better picture.

 I love that it stays dust-free!


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