I recently cleaned out my scary basement . . . again, and found a LOT of baby jars that I just couldn't toss because I was hoping they would come in handy someday. Well, I have used them for Halloween, Christmas and Valentine's treats, bead holders, bobby bin holders, elastic holders, etc. and now finally found a different use for them. . .
If you want to join in on my craziness, here is what you will need:
baby jars (however many you want to make, I made 5 (even though 6 are shown:))
Candy or other decor to fill the baby jars
felt or other material to make flowers
spray paint for the lids (I used green, not shown in picture)
hot glue gun
I started off making white flowers and it was too dull for me, I needed something bright and happy for spring.
First, drill a small hole in the middle of the baby jar lids big enough for the sticks to fit in and than spray paint them. While they are drying, get going on your felt flowers.
Cut out about 14 2" circles for each flower and one small one. Fold your circle in half, then fold half of that forward (I dabbed a little hot glue on the corner to hold it in place) and the other half backward (again using a little dab of hot glue). So you have a little S shape. I made 6 of those and then glued them in a circle on the small felt piece. After those are in place, I took one of the petals and trimmed off the tip just a little bit and glued it in the middle to make a puffy flower.
Now, just turn it over and do the same thing on the other side. I found that I didn't need 6 petals to go all the way around, 5 worked great and then I put one in the middle again. Put a dab of glue on your stick and put it in your flower. The jelly beans didn't hold the stick up as well as I had hoped, so I put some glue on the bottom of the lid and the stick.
And now you have your own little baby jar topiary! Now go make some more. . . and I dare you not to eat any of the yummy jelly beans in the process:)linking up to these parties: