Valentine Mason Jar Bouquets

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Valentine’s
Day is almost here! Here’s a quick and beautiful way to surprise your loved ones. If you know me at all, you know I LOVE mason jars. I always keep a hearty supply of them in my apartment. I use them for food storage, water storage (no more drinking out of re-used plastic bottles), hot tea, shaking homemade salad dressing, candle-making, vases, I even store pencils/pens and my jewelry making tools in them. Thank you Mr. Mason Jar, for existing!

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Ribbon (I adore this hand-dyed ribbon from M&J Trimming in wild rose color)

Scissors

Flowers!

Trim flowers so that they arrange nicely in your mason jar. I like to cut flowers the length of whatever vase they are in. I hate seeing the stems of flowers–the purpose is to see the petals! So if you are using a taller vase, cut the stems longer, if you are using a shorter vase, cut the stems shorter, ya dig? The no stem showing rule will create more of a bulbous effect with your bouquet, especially if you cut the stems at slightly varying heights.

Wrap a ribbon around each jar twice, and finish with a bow. I like to leave the mouth lid on the jar–I think it looks more complete. Don’t forge to add water!

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Sarah

I am a lifelong New Yorker who recently swapped the subway for the California sunshine. I've learned the only way out is through--and tough stuff makes you a whole lot stronger. Currently hooked on self-care, kombucha, succulents and my labradoodle child. When I'm not writing here about mindfulness, wellness and encouraging you to be the bravest badass you know, I can be found designing gemstone jewelry, experimenting with new perfume notes, daydreaming about one day operating a flower farm, and spreading the Finnish spirit of sisu everywhere I go. Visit me at the links below to connect.

February 10, 2015

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