And ain’t she pretty?
Of course, I also had envisioned a beautifully adorned mason jar vase with smiling white tulips.
But I ran out of time.
I was cocky and I waited until the last minute; suddenly, I realized: guests would be arriving in a half hour! I grabbed the glue gun and some buttons and started gluing/burning-the-living-crap out of myself.
And it was fine for a dinner party with family. I had to remind myself that nobody else sitting at the table was a blogger who was interested in gluing clearance fabric to a mason jar and making it look gorgeous. Buttons are cute! It looks like the jar is wearing a sweater that his grandma made for him.
And yet… that more-complicated project was still bouncing around in the back of my mind.
These fabric flowers just sort of happened in my hands as I played with the fabric (along with copious amounts of red-hot-burning-glue. Does it have to be THAT hot?). They were loosely based on a tutorial that I found here.
I slapped them onto a mason jar and then partnered them up with a couple of little fabric leaves.
And I love how it turned out. The roses are so simple, and so pretty!
I was even more tickled that the vase matched my table setting. You can guess that I’m going to be buying fresh flowers over the next few weeks. I didn’t get blisters on my fingers just to put this jar in the closet. No ma’am. We’re admiring these rustic blossoms for at least a few weeks.
I’ve earned it.