Mason jar flower arrangements

I’m always sticking flowers in jars, which make great vases. That is unless you have the kind of flowers that don’t stay standing upright or enough of them to wedge into the jar so they stay and look just how you’d hoped. 

Use this trick that I know I didn’t invent, but have no credit beyond necessity during a demo at the Union Square Greenmarket a few months ago when I was presented with lovely spring tulips, a notoriously fragile and support-needed kind of flower. 

Make a grid out of masking tape that will disappear as you populate it with different sorts of flowers. The grid also lets you work in taller flowers that would otherwise fall over. If you use the mason jar band as the base from which you start taping, you can remove it and re-use it for future arrangements.

Spruce up your holiday table without breaking the bank

Turkey day and the season of holiday gatherings is fast upon us and it’s easy to lose track of our expenses when hosting (and sometimes even just attending).

Give your holiday table and entire house a bit of low-cost pizazz by selecting one or two inexpensive bouquets and placing individual or pairs of flowers in cute soda bottles or mason jars. Bring color and unique style to lots of areas of the house for under $10. Check out this video to see Kate in action demonstrating this hip trick!