How to Make a Wildflower Centerpiece
It’s that time of year where our property just blooms in wildflowers. Both flowers we’ve planted as well as plants the birds have brought for our enjoyment. Although I typically enjoy all of these outside, I also like to bring a little bit of pretty indoors to enjoy too. Unlike my sister, who is THE flower arranger (indeed, she even owns her own flower shop), I need a little remedial help.
I’m also sort of anti-vase. Vases need a lot of flowers to make them look truly stunning, and in my garden, I may only have a few stems of this and that. I needed a smaller solution. Although I had been using mason jars, they didn’t really stand up the stems in a way that looked great.
Fast forward, I attended a blog conference where Bernardin gave me a Frog Lid. This has rocked my world – these lids fit on wide mouth jars, and help you easily arrange flowers. Since I may be obsessed with canning (understatement), there are a few different kinds of jars hanging out around my house. You can put them together to create a 3 level arrangement. Or if you only have 1 or 2, put together what you have.
This couldn’t be easier. Here’s how you do it:
- Pick some stems from your garden or wild field that draw your attention.
- Grab Bernardin mason jars. I used one that’s 750ml, 500ml and 250ml with wide mouths.
- Pick up a package of Frog Lids.
- Insert the Frog Lids in the rings of the jars.
- Fill with water.
- Trim your stems to your jar’s height.
That’s it! It’s super easy to let kids help with too – my 4 year old designed this whole arrangement.
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a passionate recreation coordinator by day, crazy farm mama of two by night. i live outdoors: growing my own food, camping and hiking with my border collie with two active kids in tow. when I’m not writing, I’m experimenting with recipes, and crafts – or anything else that might keep the monkeys entertained.