Monday, September 17, 2012

Fall Apple Jars


I bought some green apples the other day with the purpose of using them to decorate for Fall.
I didn't have a specific idea in mind of how I was going to use the apples,
but when I got home and started experimenting I came up with this...







I placed them on my piano with some leaves that I cut from my bushes.
I think they would look lovely on a mantel with a pretty lace doily underneath,
but since I don't have a mantel, they get to grace the top of my piano :)








You Will Need:
mason jars
apples - green or red
dried flowers
raffia or ribbon
dried grass for filling the jar - you could also fill the jars with small rocks
decorative leaves - I cut my leaves out with a paper punch (optional)

Fill your jars with dried grass or rocks, or whatever you want,
make a small opening on top of the apple (I used a pen with a pointed lid), 
cut of the stem of the dried flower and place in the opening of the apple.
Tie the raffia or ribbon around the top
and then, if using, embellish with leaves by gluing them onto the raffia.
The dried flowers are from my poppy bush,
but if you don't have any dried flowers then you can get some at a craft store.

Happy Fall Decorating!



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30 comments:

Sylvia said...

Such a good idea, they look great!

Nurdan Kanber said...

I loved your colours combination, design and objects - very inspirational!

Hugs and kisses!

Delvalina said...

They are absolutely stunning! :)
I love to see when you put them on piano, I love playing piano...and so I might be long day sitting there and playing with the apple jars around my eyes. Thank you for sharing!

Much Love,
Delvalina

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

These are so cute. You are truly creative! Thanks for coming by my blog!
Hugs and blessings
Kelly

Mary said...

Wonderful idea, really says "Fall."

Debbie said...

What a terrific idea! Beautiful display on your piano for the season.

Blessings & Love

Audrey said...

Very creative Stephanie. Very different, pretty, simple and an easy-to-do. I like them very much. The poppy seed pods are just the perfect top.
Happy Fall.
Hugs,
Audrey Z.

Kate M said...

What a fabulous idea - those colours are beautiful!
Kate xx

SWEET YARNS said...

Hi Stephanie,
Love, Love your green tablescape.. Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower. Happy Tuesday.

Infuse With Liz said...

What a cute idea! The dried poppies look great and make a neat look on top of the apple...almost like a knob!
I like original ideas like this!

Sandra said...

Hi Stephanie, I'm so glad you took time to visit my blog, Ravenhill Cottage, and thank you for leaving such a sweet commment.

I knew when I saw the word "crokinole" on your blog, you must have Canadian connections. :o) We all grew up playing this game and I'm so glad to hear your dad is carrying on the tradition.

I hope it's o.k. to add your blog to my blog list. You have such a lovely place to visit.

Blessings,
Sandra

Stephanie said...

Thank you, Sandra, for stopping by! And yes, it's definitely okay to add me to your blog list, that's very thoughtful of you :)

Crokinole is a great game and we HAVE to play any time my husband and I are with my dad :)

Hugs,
Stephanie

Stephanie said...

Thank you, Liz! I'm glad you stopped by and I appreciate your kind words.

Blessings,
Stephanie

Jann Olson said...

How creative Stephanie. I love how you placed the poppy seedhead in the apple. It really made for a beautiful Fall statement on your piano. I would love it if you linked this up to Share Your Cup tomorrow.
Hugs,
Jann

Stephanie said...

Thanks for coming to my blog and becoming a follower...I hope you enjoy :)

Blessings,
Stephanie

Stephanie said...

I appreciate what you said, Kate! Everytime I walk in to my living room, the bright green apples catch my attention :)

Hugs,
Stephanie

Stephanie said...

Thank you, Audrey! I almost threw the poppy seed pods away, and then I realized they could come in handy :) I'm glad I kept them!

Blessings,
Stephanie

Stephanie said...

Thanks Delvalina! I know what you mean about wanting to sit at the piano and play longer because there is something pretty to look at :)

Hugs,
Stephanie

Stephanie said...

Thank you, Jann, for the very kind words! I respect what you have to say since your decorating skills are amazing! I would love to link this to 'Share Your Cup'.

Warmly,
Stephanie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How cute and clever is this. I am totally in awe of all the inspiration I see in blogland. Your apple jars are a lovely display on the piano. Well done. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

What a refreshing way to decorate! Your apple jars look great.

Debra

Jann Olson said...

Hi,
Just wanted to hop back and say thanks so much for sharing this with Share your cup.
Hugs,
Jann

Katie Drane said...

I'm so glad that I'm following you Stephanie! Your apple jars look wonderful. What a clever idea! Thank you for sharing:)

Katie
www.funhomethings.com

Jann Olson said...

Hi, hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at Share Your Cup later today.
Hugs,
Jann

Chubskulit Rose said...

How beautiful and creative! Happy pink Saturday!

Your comment at my PINK Post is always appreciated.

Pam said...

These are so cute. Thanks for the inspiration and also the directions for making these lovely apple jars. Very creative.

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

woow.really beautiful a creative :)
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Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

These are quite charming - what a lovely idea. I will be featuring your post in my next Home and Garden party - I do appreciate you sharing,
Kathy

Debi Bolocofsky said...

Hi Stephanie,
I never even thought of doing this with apples. They are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/10/almond-sugar-body-scrub-and-wednesdays.html
from Wednesday until Sunday.
Hope to see you there.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above
www.adornedfromabove.com

Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily Farm Girl said...

How cute are these! I found you through The Mandatory Mooch. I will definitely be back and hope you'll come share at my Farm Girl Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/10/farm-girl-blog-fest-4.html

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