A few hours from now I will be attending an Independence Day weekend barbecue taking place at a lovely cottage overlooking the bay. These types of gatherings prompt me to create a little something for the hostess. What is more charming, summery and appropriate than fresh cut flowers? All from my garden. A handmade vase tag finishes the look, and only takes minutes to make.
A piece of snow fencing, twine, florist's wire, scrap fabric and some acrylic paint are all that's needed. I simply smear a few drops of paint onto the wood with my finger, rub it in, then paint the letters with a fine detail brush. A thin Sharpie pen works nicely for outlining the lettering. When the flowers wither and need to be tossed, the jar becomes the perfect little vessel for beach combing findings.