Big doings around here - DC son is getting married! Lots of festivities in the works, including a bridal shower. Soon-to-be Daughter - in- Law loves succulents and mason jars, so this idea for shower favors was a no-brainer.
Started out with these little jars from Hobby Lobby :
Then, two coats of chalk paint. The first coat of chalk paint always looks bad- streaky and spotty, but the second coat covers all of that.
Then the planting. Here is the sink full of tiny succulents that I used.
I filled the jars about 2/3 full with cactus potting mix, then added a succulent and carefully filled in with more potting mix as needed. Chalk paint has a matte, chalky finish giving it a wonderful vintage look, but that super - matte finish means that dirt sticks to it and doesn't wipe off easily. I tried not to smudge too much potting mix on the paint.
I had these fabric tags from the Michael's in my stash. I tried stamping Future DIL's initial on them, but found that writing the letter with a medium point Sharpie worked best.
Wrapped some twine around the jars, tied on the tags and the sweet little jars are done.
Here they are on display at the shower:
And en route home to DC: