When I stumbled on these little handmade wood frames for .50 each I couldn't pass them up. I instantly had an idea of what to do with them. I would add a little wire and a glass jar to make a rustic wall vase.
Once I got home I searched through items that I already had on hand that would work for my idea and came up with two old square spice jars missing their lids and a roll of wire mesh used on gutters to block debris. All I needed now was a little bit of wire and some picture points to hold the wire mesh to the frames. (both of which I purchased at Lowes for a total of $3.48)
With the wire mesh cut to size for both frames I started hammering the picture points around the mesh to hold it in place.
Then I found the center of the mesh at just the right height to wrap a wire around the neck of the spice jar and tie it around the wire mesh openings.
Once I had the jars both securely wired to the mesh I added a fresh sprig of rosemary and a bradford pear blossom to my new vases. They rest very nicely in a window or I can always add small sawtooth hangers later if I choose to hang them.
This is a perfect place to keep fresh cut herbs in the kitchen!
Easy, inexpensive, versatile and fun accents for any room.
Ooh, I just had another idea! What about hanging them in the bathroom with fresh eucalyptus sprigs. Eucalyptus + steam = great for the sinuses. Let me know if you have any great ideas for these!
'til next time,