Fall is finally upon us here in Indiana and all of my beautiful summer flowers are done blooming for the year (insert sad face). I repurposed these great apothecary jars this spring to hold my artificial flowers and now I am using them for fall decor. When I buy artificial flowers, I make sure I can get the most for my money and you can read all about how I do it in this POST.
My biggest complaint about artificial flowers is that fact that there is no water in the containers I put them in and that is a HUGE tip off that they aren’t real. This is what they look like, not good!
So I decided to use jute to decorate these apothecary jars and thus hide the bottoms of the flowers and that fact that there is no water in the jars.
I used 3lb jute and and my hot glue gun to add a decorative touch to these amazing jars. They are the real deal, not reproductions. My hubby rescued them from a hospital that was abandoned when a new one was built. I used the thickest jute I could find so it wouldn’t take as many rounds around the jars (lazy I know, but what can I say…). I started at the bottom with the jar laying down to make sure I got the jute lined up straight and was as close to the bottom as possible.
After a few rows I sat the bottle up and continued to wind and wind and wind the jute around the bottle, making sure to keep the rows right up against each other so that the glass wouldn’t show through.
Ta-Da!! I used the same size jute for all 3 jars, but looking at them now I think I should have stepped down the size of jute used on each bottle. Oh well…hindsight is 20/20, or so they say, lol! I used 1 1/2 rolls of jute. Each roll was 50 feet. Isn’t that crazy? 3 jars and 75 feet of jute…whew! That is a lot of jute. I think the turned out pretty good (pat on the back for me 🙂 ) They were great with the faux lavender in them for spring and summer, but I must say I love them even more with the faux fall foliage.
These great fall branches made their debut in our home for a FESTIVE FALL HOME TOUR (take some time and head on over and check it out) that I took part in with some of my blogger friends.
What do you think of this project? What jute projects have you done or are you thinking about doing?
Until next time,