So Easter was yesterday and here was my challenge:
I wanted to do something new for my table without having to go shopping for supplies!
I started out with some glittery butterflies and flowers on sticks my mom had given to me the week before. I dug out three glass jars from my cupboard and tried to arrange them inside, but the sticks were too short. If you read SNS: Easy Easter Crafts, you know they ended up in my planter outside, which ultimately looked like this:
But back to my table- at first I was just trying to find something for the bottom of the jar to elevate the sticks. With the clearness of the jars, almost everything was too distracting. At one point I stuffed raffia in the bottom.
I really liked the natural straw color in the bottom of the glass. So when I scrapped the glittery sticks I kept the raffia. Then I dug out the favorite light up butterflies and dragonflies that have now made multiple appearances in my Blog:
And I plunked them in with some of the simple plastic green ferns that had fallen off the fronds I stuffed in the planter outside.
I actually really loved the way they turned out!
So if you have some jars and a little greenery, consider trapping a butterfly or dragonfly inside to make a cute addition to a spring dinner or even a whimsical detail for a bedside table!
I’m going to chalk this craft up to another “Happy Accident” when one idea totally fails and the quick-fix is better than the original plan!
Had any similar Happy Accidents!?!