For this project we used
a simple mason jar // fish gravel from the pet store / / ribbon, twine , yard // greenery from trees or floral picks // and Paperwhite bulbs
You can decorate your container, using twine, ribbon, yarn, and if you have any greenery you can raid your garden.. use stems from Boxwood, Cedar or Evergreens.. Or you can head to the dollar store for picks to embellish your jars.. I kept mine simple, as I like things a little more natural and rustic, opting for twine, a contrasting yarn and greenery for the outside of the jar.
After you decorate your container, add in your rocks (about a 1/3rd full), then take the bulb, butt end down and wiggle it so that it's sitting nestled firmly into the stones. (just a wiggle should do.. don't need to force the bulb down).
Fill with water so that it's just up to the bulb and by Christmas you should have a flower in bloom... (just don't quote me on that.. I'm not known for my green thumb.. but I'm gonna trust that my Paperwhite will take to me).
Don't forget to keep an eye on the water level so your bulb doesn't dry out.
Theses are great to make for a quick hostess gift for friends or families.. make a trip to your local florist and get creating!
Also, a big Thanks Deanne from Box Social Event Planning for organizing the many craft nights held at Bonnie Doon Centre. If you'd like to see some of the many events Box Social has going on in the city.. Follow her on Twitter, IG or Facebook.
Enjoy & Happy DIYing!