Here’s the state of the plant report for the last week of May 2015.
And you told me to wait.
And to be patient (totally not my specialty).
I’m happy to report that you were right (as ususal). The nandinas came back. Well, most of them.
Those wonderful, little, amazing, incredible plants pushed their way up from the ground and sprouted new leaves and look better than ever.
So I’m celebrating with a simple garden project. You can make this diy mason jar hanging vase for under $5.00 in under 10 minutes.
Celebrate good times c’mon.
Here’s a better view of the nandinas.
Feel free to send words of encouragement their way.
Rows and rows of them completely circle the house and end next to the steps that walk up to the back deck.
Right next to some newel posts that needed a little extra summer color.
To make your hanging mason jar vase you will need (in no particular order):
a mason jar (at the risk of stating the obvious)
a piece of reclaimed wood (you could paint or stain this or just leave it plain)
a hanger (I bought mine pre-made in a pack of three at Hobby Lobby….but you could make your own with wire if you wanted)
Step 1: (please pay attention and don’t blink or you will miss the steps)
Attach the hook to the board.
I centered it on the bottom of the wood to make sure that my vase had enough room to swing freely.
Step 2: Attach the wood to the post
The size of your piece of wood is determined by the size of your post. These posts are very narrow so this piece of wood is 2″ wide by 6″ long.
This was a piece of left over pallet wood from another project.
You could use barn wood or a piece of 1 x 2 and paint it….what ever works with your garden.
Step 3: Attach the mason jar hanger
Place the mason jar hanger around the neck of the mason jar.
Fill mason jar with fresh flowers and water.
Hang it on the hook.
That’s all she wrote.
Under $5.00 (maybe under $3.00 if you make your own wire hanger).
And it only took us 8 minutes and 24 seconds.
I used the extra time to have a pep talk with the nandinas. 🙂
And now for some more fun 10 minute craft ideas from some friends.
Making “Antique” Bread Boards