It only takes a few minutes, a handful of Radical Red buttons from my Laura Kelly collection with Buttons Galore and some hot glue to turn an olive jar into a beautiful flower vase for Valentines Day.
Ryp loves green olives and he puts them in his lunch salad almost every day. I caught him thinking about throwing out the jar today and I kindly requested that he wash it and give it to me. He did. He is great that way. I used Ad-Tech hot glue and made a heart on it shaped with Radical Red buttons.
Then I tied some twine to the top of it to create a messy fun bow. (I spy a Cre8time buttons in my craft stash.)
When I finished he was out running errands so I called him to tell him that I made a vase but it needed flowers. He arrived home a bit later with a bouquet. He is great that way too. I filled the jar/vase with water and added a little Cherry Red Rit Dye to color it then assembled the flowers. Ta Da. I love it, especially the heart made of buttons.
We used it for a centerpiece at dinner tonight and turned our quick dinner in the studio into a romantic evening…well sort of anyway.
I love when I can recycle something so simple and create such fun and connection. Cheers to jars, flowers, buttons and great guys.