When I was a kid, I remember using unwanted items to give them new life. Everything from creating hay for my lego farm out of pencil shavings at the age of 5, to creating an earring holder out of ripped pantyhoses and unused picture frames in my teenage years. If I could envision something new for those items, I would happily entertain my time creating. Flash forward to present time and I still find myself taking joy in creating new things out of old. (As long as I can find time for it.)
Last weekend, after finding a fabulous deal of a dozen roses for $3 at Henry’s Market, I had an idea to display this great find in a sweet way. I knew I had a couple of candle jars with candles that no longer burned under the kitchen sink. My thought was to make new use of these jars by making them into flower centerpieces. The upcycling project was very simple and quick to do.
Step 1: Select candle jars that are no longer able to burn.
Step 2: Submerge jars under water for several hours in order to remove labels.
Step 3: Add floral foam.
Step 4: Cover jar with ribbon, twine, or burlap to decorate to your liking.
Step 5: Insert desired flowers to create arrangement.
I can see a project like this being very useful for a DIY wedding, a baby shower, or an at-home dinner party.
By the way, that earring holder mentioned at the top of this post? I am not much of an earring wearer now, but this creation is still with me.
Isn’t it interesting how as adults we sometimes carry the interests and character traits of our youth?