Decorate with Jars
Do you like to decorate? If not, is it because you can’t afford to? Or you don’t think you can afford to? When I got married 18 years ago, I had a few decorations but not like I do now. My problem was I didn’t have the money and didn’t realize how I could really decorate without spending a lot of money. My theme through my house is more primitive/country-which I know may not be to some people’s liking. But my ideas aren’t limited to the country theme. Also some of my ideas work for a fall-ish theme or for Thanksgiving.
What Will You Need to Create the Above Look.. or something close to it!
- 1-Quart Mason Jar and 2-Pint Mason Jars
- 1 1/2 bags or so of dried split peas (these have aged a bit color wise)
- 1/2 bag or how many you want dried black eyed-peas
- 1 bag or so of dried Navy type beans
- Lids-these can be from old candle jars or you can usually buy them for cheap at a country or craft store.
- Fake acorns that I got through an online craft store.-you could probably get these at Hobby Lobby or Michaels.
Depending on the color combination you are looking for; you can use dried kidney beans, dried black beans, dried lentils, etc.
I have these jars on a nice cupboard shelf and they look nice with my other decorations.
Brazil Nuts in a Jar
The above idea for the jars is somewhat the same, just a different contents. I am not sure about you but at Christmas/Holiday time, we get bulk mixed nuts, but the Brazil nuts are ALWAYS left behind…always! So I hated to waste them because I did pay money for them ( I secretly think grocery stores put them in there to make your nut purchase more expensive. )
So my answer? Put them in a jar- and up on another shelf they went. You can use really any type of nut with a shell OR do a mixed nut assortment in the shell. You can do Hazelnuts, Almonds, Walnuts, or/and Pistachio nuts. But really for me the best was the ones that didn’t get eaten-so I wasn’t spending any extra money.
I have some other ideas for items that can go in a jar and help you decorate more without spending more.
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