Tuesday 16 September 2014

So What Did I do With All Those Flowers? Part 2

Thank you for all your lovely comments about part one, I'm hoping you will like what I did with my lovely flowers and scraps of yarn, I think some of you may have guessed already but please indulge me for just a little while longer..

Firstly I gathered my ingredients...

I took them all outside because I rightly thought there could be a bit of a mess in the making of this masterpiece.

I placed all the ingredients on the table then..

I emptied the scraps out of the jar leaving just a few in the bottom...WARNING!!

Do not do this on a windy day! I nearly lost all my vital scraps of yarn that I had been gathering for months, however order restored...

I began to  place flowers into the jar using the scraps to keep them in place

I added more scraps and slowly built up the flowers around the jar bit by bit,

you have to have a bit of patience, but it's fun filling in all the gaps to hide the scraps, not that it would matter if you could see a few here and there. See how it's taking shape, I kept adding more scraps and the placing flowers all around and right to the top until.....

Tadaaaaa!!!             Introducing....Flowers in a jar

What do you think? did you guess right?

Here it is placed in a natural setting

looking down onto the top

And sitting on the dining table, I think it looks lovely everywhere.

Think of the possibilities, you could use just one type of flower or maybe just one colour to suit your decor, you could use hearts or butterflies or a mix of all.. small jars or large jars my head is spinning. 

How about Halloween in a jar filled with ghosts and bats with a big spider on the top!

One thing is for sure I will never throw away any scraps again, be they yarn, thread or fabric they can all be put to good use.

I have another jar just like this one which is nearly full of scraps so I'm on the look out for more pretty flowers, why don't you join me and make one too, I would love to see your scrap jar idea's. :)

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  1. Great idea and it looks really effective.

  2. I was wrong - I thought you were going to decorate your fence with the flowers. Your flowers in a jar looks so pretty - they will certainly brighten up anyone's day. :)

  3. Nope, I didn't guess that one! It is very pretty. I will have to admire it from afar. A jar like that would be sent flying in my hectic house.

  4. Great idea! Looks so pretty........
    I guessed that you might be making a flower bunting - I was wrong - but your idea is just lovely.
    Well done, you creative lady. x

  5. What a blooming marvellous idea Linda - your floral jar looks fabulous - how clever to use the scraps to keep the beautifully coloured flowers in situ.
    Ali x

  6. You are brilliant! I love this idea, great use of bits of scrap yarn. Hugs, Meredith

  7. I'm just catching up from yesterday...I really like it! It matches everything and looks cheerful wherever it gos.

  8. Fantastic idea LInda, it looks lovely! I have a bag of ends, you have inspired me to go to the local op stores and look for a lovely glass to adorn them, yea and a good excuse to make flowers!

  9. That's a cool idea!! Your jar is looking lovely and cheerful with all those colors:)
    I have earlier used my scraps as fillers for some little soft toys (accessories) keeping dark and light color scraps separate as they peep through tiny holes when used in crocheted softies.

  10. Love your floral jar. What a great idea!
    Jacqui xx

  11. A very original idea, this is fantastic Linda, I love it and you're right the possibilities of this idea are endless. I need to start a scrap jar lol .... naughty me I have been putting all my scraps in the waste bin (blush) Thanks so much for sharing this Linda x

  12. I had no idea!! How brilliant is this. The jar looks splendiforous brimming with your gorgeous flowers and scraps. Love it!!

  13. Wonderful idea so, colourful it make me smile just to look at it
    Clare xs

  14. Super original!!! Simplemente...BELLO!!! Gracias por compartirlo!!! Saludos desde Argentina!!! Analía ☺

  15. Wow, that's soo pretty!! ♥ Really a great idea, Linda. Fantastic flowers and the shape of the jar is perfect for this project. Wonderful :D Have a flowery day!! Nata xxx

  16. I have never seen this before! They are so colourful and cheerful and better still no watering necessary!!!

  17. A great way to display your lovely flowers, Linda. I was thinking that your visitors will be tempted to ask for a souvenier from the flower bowl before they leave ;-)

  18. You're a genius! It looks so pretty and cheerful. :)

  19. Good Morning Linda, Oh my word, I certainly did not guess this fabulous idea. When you were laying the scraps on your table, I couldn't think what you were going to do..... attach them to the gorgeous little flowers maybe. It wasn't until you had almost finished that I realised what you were doing..... and how fabulous. I love that no matter where the vase is placed, you can see the little lovelies inside the vase.
    I have to be honest, I do throw away my little pieces of wool.... shame on me.... now I will find a box to put them in and start collecting.. I think I could even remember how to crochet a flower or two, I will have to give it a go.
    Best Wishes to you.

  20. I love it Linda and it looks so pretty on your dining room table. What a great job you did crocheting all those pretty flowers! I love making them and I haven't done it in a while. Thanks for the great idea. Have a wonderful day and weekend.

  21. That looks really lovely! xox

  22. Cute. I'm always making small little motifs from bits of yarn and have placed them in recycled jars so that I can find them. I try to stay organized but it's pretty much a useless cause. :) Have a great day. Tammy

  23. What a great a idea! Love all the color!


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