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
1. 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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