Thursday, May 23, 2013

Lilacs in a Mason Jar

I absolutely adore the scent of lilacs and mine are in full bloom.  Lilacs are one of Spring's sweet treats that will only last a very few days.  I want to enjoy mine to the fullest while I can so here is my 60 second flower arrangement to bring this lovely color and scent indoors. 

Pretty self explanatory, eh?  I grabbed a clean mason jar, added some shells in the bottom, split the hard stem of the lilac so it can drink up as much liquid as possible, and put these bloomin' beauties in the jar.  You don't want to have too much liquid that the flowers are submerged in the water.  They'll get mushy and moldy.   You could use some pretty rocks or stones in the bottom of the jar instead of the seashells. 
I tied a little raffia around the top and am putting this little quick arrangement in the bathroom.  Viola!  Instant room freshener too!

I was looking for a solution or some way to help make the flowers last longer and here is a Do It Yourself solution I like to use for fresh cut flowers:

1 Quart warm water
1 Teaspoon white vinegar
1 Teaspoon mouthwash
1 Tablespoon sugar
4 drops dishwashing liquid

Combine in a one quart jar, mix it up and fill the vase 1/3 to 1/2 full with the solution and the rest of the way up with clear water. That's all there is to it. I now keep a jar of it mixed in my pantry (labeled, of course) and have it ready to feed the flowers in their vases.

Until next time,

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  1. Oh my goodness, the lilacs are so beautiful and just filling a mason jar is so beautiful. So simple and so exquisite. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Love this. Hugs, Marty

  2. So many blog posts lately have been about lilacs. I have to admit that there is a chance I have never seen or smelled a lilac.

    I must hunt some down this weekend.

  3. I love lilacs. I am pinning this.

    Thank you,



  4. What a cute project! Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays. New Follower!


  5. So pretty, I love lilac's also and going to cut a few tomorrow to bring into the house. Nice post such a pretty picture andi

  6. I just wanted to let you know that I featured your wonderful project on homework. Thanks so much for sharing it on The Inspiration Board.

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  7. Simplistic beauty! I too adore the sweet smelling lilacs. Perfect air freshener! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. Hello! I featured your lilac arrangement in my monthly blog series, Get Your Color On!. Each month I select a color, provide tips on how to decorate with it, and feature other bloggers with their projects that relate to this color.

    This month’s post is all about purple, so your project was perfect! Feel free to grab a featured button and check out my post at Get Your Color On! Purple. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity!


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