The Christmas mantle came down today and even though it's only January 2nd, I needed something to remind me that spring will indeed come again . . . someday! I needed something alive and green! I wanted to find some old clear "apothecary-type" bottles to hold some single stems, so I looked at Goodwill.
The one on the far left is actually a Tobasco Sauce jar! Look for jars that have small openings so they can hold a single stem flower.
Then I stopped and picked up some green spider mums - alive, fresh, and beautiful!
(all words we don't use too much in January in Wisconsin)
I cut them apart, and filled the jars with water - but they're still a little plain.
Well, Graphicsfairy.blogspot.com has some very pretty labels that are reproductions from long ago. They are copyright free and free of charge. So I found some that I liked, adjusted the size, printed them out on vellum.
After putting a little Elmer's glue on the back of each "label", you just press them in place where you want them to be on the bottle. Hold it down for a bit - the vellum really wants to curl until it begins to get tacky.
They really do look like old perfume bottles!
This post is linked up with the Graphics Fairy's Brag Monday.