Floating Flower Mason Jar DIY

I feel like it's been so long since I've made anything for around the house. All of my backed up posts are food, food, food, and drinks. Maybe it's that time of year, but I miss having newly renewed and restored things around the house. You know, things I can't eat. So, they'll last at least a few days. I used camellias the red and white ones. They're still kind of wintery, right? I'm still really trying to get into this winter thing. I think it'll take a few more years.

The cool thing abut using camellias is it's easy to pull of the whole flower with the calyx (the green thing on the back keeping the petals together). Unlike other types of flowers that just drop their petals when taking of just the bloom. For that reason camellias are perfect for any project like this. They're a little heartier and won't fall apart easily.

If you look closely you'll see I've got a rose bud in these pictures too.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Camellias
  • Mason jars - mine are are a little eclectic and all different shapes, but I feel like these ones are the perfect size.
  • Craft twine - I used orange
  • Hot glue gun (optional)

Directions:

  • Pick and wash your flowers.
  • Cut a piece of rope or twine about 4 times the length of the mouth of your mason jar. Just wrap it around 3-4x and see if you like the way it looks before cutting.
  • If you're using a hot glue gun you can paste the first tail end down now. I didn't use glue, I just tucked both tails into the main piece, because I know I'll want a different color next time. Wrap your twine around the mouth of the mason jar and tuck in or glue down the ends.
  • Now fill up your mason jar with water and place your flowers inside.
  • You're all done! Simple, right?