Coffee & Mason Jar Flower Vase - Rethink Simple

Coffee & Mason Jar Flower Vase

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If you peaked into my pantry or various cabinets in my kitchen you would see dozens of mason jars, in all different sizes. There is something about drinking out of a mason jar that makes me feel connected to the great outdoors, even if I am living in the middle of a city. By simply taking a mason jar, some ground coffee [to look like soil] and fresh cut flowers from the garden, you can create a beautiful flower vase that not only looks great, but smells great too! The coffee grounds [whether dry or just brewed] will naturally deodorize the room in addition to the beautiful scent that will be given off by the flowers you have selected.

Air Freshening Flower Vase

You will need:

- a mason jar of any size
– fresh cut flowers (to freshen the air)
– ground coffee (to look like soil and to freshen the air)
– small sandwich bag or flower tubes to increase the life of your flowers
– elastic band

Directions:

Flower directions1. Cut flowers from your garden or buy some from a local farm/nursery
2. Cut the corner of a sandwich bag and fill with water. Secure the bag to the stems with an elastic band. You can also purchase flower tubes online or at a local flower shop to reuse each time.
3. Place the flowers in a mason jar and fill in with coffee grounds. If you are a coffee drinker, you can save your grounds after each brew in a mason jar and reuse them for this project! Or check out this great post about 10 Ways to Reuse Coffee Grounds!
4. Enjoy a beautifully scented room!

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5 comments

  1. Carol Switzer says:

    Hi Kristen…so happy to discover your blog. I love this idea with the mason jars! I always put my coffee grounds in the compost but this way I can get a little more use out of them before I compost.

    Carol
    p.s. Your little guy is so adorable!!! :)

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