Behold, the inspiration. I wanted to take those mason jars that I bought a while ago (on the cheap!) and wrap them in jute part of the way, with the same method I used to make the wine and beer bottle vases. Basically, they would look something like this:
|Mason jars wrapped in jute. Found here.|
Then, instead of flowers, I would make pom-poms (also known as yarn poofballs), using the tutorial found here. All I need is some yarn in different colors.
|Pom-poms or yarn poofballs instead of flowers. Image from the tutorial linked above.|
After making the pom-poms, I would attach them to some kind of stick that would function as a stem (maybe stem wire if it is stiff enough). I suspect that regular glue would work just as well as hot glue, but we will see if that is actually the case. Then, I would fill the bottom of the mason jars with pebbles and stick my pom-pom "flowers" in. Voila!
|Paper flowers on a stick, with pebbles. How I wish I had Erlenmeyer flasks! From here.|
Time to go shopping for supplies! I can't wait to try this out. To be honest, I have been enjoying the DIY aspect of wedding planning a bit too much lately, even though I have little previous DIY experience. Still, it's so much fun that I think I may have to continue the DIY madness even after the wedding is over.