Thursday, May 21

Chalk Painted Mason Jars~Can You Help Me?

Hello all, how are you? I have been a very busy blogger here, this Spring! I LOVE it!  The weather has been nice enough for beautiful blooms galore everywhere you look, yet cool enough that it's not uncomfortable and still a good time to have projects to do inside. It really is kind of the best of both worlds, if we weren't in the worst drought in history.
Either way, I need your HELP, please.?! 
I am asked on more occasions than one would think to make floral arrangements. Whether it be for a church function, holiday or family event. You have, no doubt seen some of my arrangements, here, by now. If not, where have you been? And, Welcome!
(Distressed with twine, just baby's breath)
I am very exited that one of my dear family members is to be married in July! His quite smart and savvy fiance is a pinner, a cook and a DIY'er, too, and quite gifted! So, when I heard she wanted a budget friendly country shabby-chic'ish reception, I, of course, asked what I could do.

(No bow, hydrangea greens and spray roses)
Her colors are Coral and Navy, which I had really not seen much of, I admit, until I searched it on Pinterest. Boy, was I out of the loop!! It is, apparently, extremely popular!

(Organza bow, no distressing, spray roses and baby's breath)
Having tinted chalk paint before for events I asked if she would like me to do some Mason Jars in her colors and she graciously accepted my offer.  She was incorporating burlap in to her theme, as well, so twine ties around the neck were the perfect solution for her coral chalk painted and distressed jars! Seen here!

I'm sure you understand the reason for the blur, as I was matching the coral to that on their Wedding invitation.  I was and I think she is very happy with them! How great for me to have some small part in their special day! I am tickled pink!

Pink.....Which is exactly what I needed your HELP with. I had a few jars left over, of course, so I tinted some of my Behr Chalk Paint with Michael's Craftsmart pink paint. (just a couple drops was enough) What I really would like your help with, for future events, is which do you prefer?  
Plain Chalk painted? with distressing? with twine? or Organza bow? Just Baby's Breath? Baby's Breath with spray roses? Green hydrangea stems with spray roses?

Either way, I am left with 3+ beautiful arrangements! Yay for me! But, I honestly would like to know your opinions.

(Lightly distressed no tie or bow with greens and spray roses)

Would you leave me just a quick comment? Tell me which you like best? I would be very grateful. :)
I am making 10 more arrangements this Saturday night for a celebration, at my church, for our newly Baptized.  I love decorating for this event! Such an incredibly wonderful thing to celebrate when people choose to walk with God in their life!

Thank you in advance!

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  1. I think they are all gorgeous - appropriate for different designs. If the party is a rustic one (such as the wedding), the distressed one is GORGEOUS! The second one leans to a more formal (yet rustic, with the jar) vibe, and the last - those hydrangeas mixed with the roses, pop! Love them all. You're definitely talented at floral design!

    1. Thank you and God Bless you, Heather! You are always so kind to me. I truly appreciate your wonderful words. Hugs, Theresa

    2. I agree with Heather's comment. They are all lovely and each would be great for different decor themes. I love the distressed one best with greens and roses. The roses are the perfect touch to me. So pretty!

    3. Thanks, Beverly! I truly haven't decided yet! But, thanks for weighing in! :)

    4. Me, three! All are perfect for different occasions/themes! I really like the distressed one with the burlap because simple and rustic are my favorite combination. As usual, they are ALL stars in my book!

    5. Thanks so much, Kathe!! Ok, noted. I'm a fan of the distressed one, too. :)

  2. Your arrangements are always lovely Theresa.. I love the distressed look with the roses and greens.. Twine gives it a more rustic look , but still is elegant enough for a wedding...
    All are beautiful and any would be so appreciated..!! <3

    1. Thank you so much, Sally! You are always so kind to me and my little projects!
      Thanks, too for weighing in, here! I truly do love them all, too, but I need to pick one to go with!
      Hugs. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. I love those painted jars - they look soft and simple with the flowers you picked for display. Nice Job!

  4. I love the last photo in the pst the best. Baby's breath is too froofy for my taste, though it is pretty. :)

    1. Thank you, Lara!! I appreciate it! That one is winning on Instagram too! :)

  5. Okay, the light distressing is so pretty. In the one with the three in one picture I love the middle one for a wedding. I think you need the roses so it perks things up more than just the baby's breath.

    So these two are my favorites:
    * Organza bow, no distressing, spray roses and baby's breath
    * Lightly distressed no tie or bow with greens and spray roses

    I don't think the bow is needed if you have enough flowers/greens/etc. though. Am I ANY help?

  6. Those are gorgeous! So simple and elegant.

  7. Your painted canning jars are beautiful holding those incredibly lovely flowers!

    Thanks for sharing this easy DYI idea.

    Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

    1. Thank you so much, Michelle! Wonderful weekend wishes to you as well!

  8. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

  9. All very beautiful, however personally my favourite is the mix of Baby's Breath with the Roses in the white chalk container, without any (organza) bow. That said, the colour of the jar itself would depend on what it is sitting on. ie.: A contrast to the colour of a table top, cloth, runner or place mat.. -Brenda-

  10. They're all beautiful. My favourite are the first two. Love the roses.

  11. These jars are so pretty. I especially love the pale pink. Mason jars are so much fun to use as vases. Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door Opens Friday! :)

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