I went out to the backyard and trimmed a few branches of my neighbor's tree that was hanging into my yard, and voila I have a one-dollar centerpiece. Ok, fine...I was fibbing...I spent a few dollars on the basket I ended up using underneath the jar to take up more space. Don't hate me, please? I got the basket/tray at Wal-mart, and I'm pretty sure they still sell it. I would rather have something that looked like this, but that's ok. Eventually I can try to go more formal in my house, but I have tried to embrace the casual look, which is much easier to keep up with children.
Here's my finished product:
P.S. that coffee table I got at the ReStore and I used ASCP in Old White to repaint it. It looks brighter in the picture because it's a bit over-exposed.
My mirror is from Kirkland's, and my mom saw it and like begged me to paint it. Mom, it's suppossseeedd to look like that!
Also, I bought 2 more cider jugs! For some inspiration, I've rounded up a few ideas to decorate other ways if I decide to do a little sum'n sum'n later with these. Obviously these ideas could be done with any sort of see-through jar :)
1. DIY tiki torch - I am actually tempted to try this because I think the flames would keep the mosquitoes away, and they are already out in the south :'(
2. Cider Jug Terrarium - so cool and so pretty! Here is the tutorial
3. DIY Bottle Lamp - I REALLYYYYY want to do this!!! And I could even use my silhouette to do like "Allred Orchards" on the bottle. I'm already making this in my head so stay tuned. Here is the tutorial from Shades of Blue Interiors.
4. Chicken wire jug decor - just found this on Pinterest, and it took me to the Park Hill Collection website. Super cute idea, and it makes such a cute farmhouse decoration. I can also see this with nautical rope/webbing for a beach themed room.
5. DIY "Vintage" Jars - One Good Thing By Jillee (and a slew of other blogs) teach us how to blue tint glass jars to give them that darling vintage look. Jillee gives directions with for something that is permanent, and dishwasher safe, although probably more expensive and using something you don't have around your house. I'm still tempted to try it though! Here is her tutorial
There you have it! So many things I want to try, so little time! This weekend there was so little time because I spent like 10 hours canning strawberry jam. I felt like a pioneer, but also I wanted to shoot myself - a strange combination I know. It's done though!!!! so many hours of work and like 12 jars of jam... uneven trade off for sure. And now I just HAVE to make a bunch of homemade bread because we all know homemade jam just isn't the same unless it's on homemade bread.
Hope you have fun with all your glass decorating!