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DIY Centerpiece Ideas: "Custom" Mason Jar Candles and The Bouqs Flowers!

DIY Centerpiece Ideas: "Custom" Mason Jar Candles and The Bouqs Flowers!

Disclosure: The Bouqs Co. sent me a beautiful bouquet of flowers in exchange for this review.  In addition, there are affiliate links in this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

Hey friends! I've missed you all so much! I've been super busy and I've added more hours to my job at the antique store, so furniture projects and DIY mason jar projects are at the bottom of the list! Even so, I've been working on some projects and I'll get them on here slowly but surely. 

The key to the new rental house is repurposing items that I already have and turning them into bright, fun, and functional decor. I finally parted with the sheet music tree centerpiece when we moved, and I decided that I wanted to create a centerpiece with a bunch of mason jars. Then, one day I saw these short pillar candles.

To be honest with you, I bought them because they're $2.50 and I refuse to pay $10+ for a candle. That's when it hit me:

DIY Centerpiece Ideas: "Custom" Mason Jar Candles and The Bouqs Flowers!

Let's be real here... I'd love to make my own candle in mason jars, or buy the $25 ones that are already made, but I currently don't have the time or money for those.

To help the jars pop a little more on the black table, I put two white washed craft boards underneath. You can buy craft boards at your local hardware store for less than $2.00 each and quickly white wash them. (They're the same ones I use for my DIY photography backdrop.)

Another essential part of an awesome centerpiece: fresh flowers from The Bouqs

Guys, I adore these flowers! I mean, just look at how beautiful they are! They were delivered in an adorable box and were wrapped with care. I was stunned at how perfect they were even after delivery.

DIY Centerpiece Ideas: "Custom" Mason Jar Candles and The Bouqs Flowers!
I also appreciate that The Bouqs Company doesn't cut any flowers until they are ordered -- which saves time, money, energy, and creates less waste. Oh, and did I mention that they grow the flowers on an active volcano? Yes, a stinkin' volcano! If you want to learn more about this awesome business, check out their about us page.

Ladies, this is the perfect flower company to suggest to your man. They have a concierge service where he can schedule flowers in advance, so he'll never forget a birthday or anniversary again!

I cut the flowers a bit and put them into a large mason jar in the middle of my mason jar candles. Isn't it so lovely?

DIY Centerpiece Ideas: "Custom" Mason Jar Candles and The Bouqs Flowers!

The dining room in the new rental home is finally coming along! I just need curtains for the window.

DIY Centerpiece Ideas: "Custom" Mason Jar Candles and The Bouqs Flowers!

Want to try out The Bouqs? Order your own bouq here!

The Bouqs - Premium Farm Direct Flowers

What do you think? It's a pretty beautiful centerpiece, right? 

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7 Budget and Eco Friendly Craft Ideas for Valentine's Day

7 Budget and Eco Friendly Craft Ideas for Valentine's Day

Happy Friday, friends! Most of you know that I write for Crafting a Green World and Feel Good Style, right? Well, today I wanted to share 7 of the Valentine's Day projects that I've shared on both sites. Not to scare you or anything, but Valentine's Day is right around the corner! I love these projects not only because I created them, but because I used items that I had in my craft stash. Plus, they're easy peasy! So, feel free to check out the projects below, click over to see the tutorials, and pin for later ;-) 

7 Budget and Eco Friendly Craft Ideas for Valentine's Day


7 Budget and Eco Friendly Craft Ideas for Valentine's Day


7 Budget and Eco Friendly Craft Ideas for Valentine's Day


7 Budget and Eco Friendly Craft Ideas for Valentine's Day

7. Turn a Shampoo Bottle into a Valentine's Day "Mailbox" (this is similar to my Shampoo Bottle into Sponge Holder project!)


Which project was your favorite? Have you been working on any Valentine's Day projects? Leave a link to your projects below and I'll check them out and pin them to my Pinterest boards!

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