1. Save jars from pickles, spaghetti, etc.
2. Wash and clean the jar.
3. Soak the labels off in soap and water to remove paper and glue. Be patient it takes about 30 minutes.
1. For the first layer you can use play sand or potting soil.
2. The second layer you can use recycled garden glass from the garden store, fish eye beads from your kids slime projects or rhinestones from an art supply store.
1. Measure and attach chandelier chain around the neck of the glass to add a bit of glamour to the glass. If you don’t want to purchase chandelier chain use ribbon or twin and wrap around the mouth of the bottle to add a little charm.
1. If you prefer a faux succulent (which you can purchase from hobby stores) simply make a space in the center of the jar with a popsicle stick and move glass toward the sides of the jar and press the stem of the succulent gently down.
2. If you use a real flower or succulent place the stem in a paper cupcake holder and wrap the stem with twine. I like to call it a “Succulent Bouquet”. Place the stem of the Succulent Bouquet in the center of the glass or gems gently. If the stem won’t go in easily simply make a space in the center of the jar with a popsicle stick and move glass toward the sides of the jar and press the stem of the succulent gently down.
3. To water, remove the Succulent Bouquet and place the stem in a small bowl of water and let the paper soak for a while. Remove the succulent from the water and let the paper air dry. You don’t want it to mold. Place the succulent back in the center of the glass.
NOTE: The reason I don’t plant in the glass jar is most people over water succulents and glass doesn’t breathe. It will get mushy and stink. So, I came up with the Succulent Bouquet as to not mold or ruin the whole design.