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Project

Wrapped Ball Jar Floral Arrangement

Materials

  • Silk taffeta
  • Pinking shears
  • 1/4-inch Steam-A-Seam hem tape
  • Iron
  • Ball jar
  • Rubber band
  • Water
  • Floral food
  • Flowers
  • Evergreen clippings

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut an 18-by-18-inch square of silk taffeta with pinking shears.

  2. Step 2

    Iron strips of Steam-A-Seam along all four edges. Remove paper backing from the Steam-A-Seam and fold the edge over a 1/4 inch, creating a hem. Press the hem to secure.

  3. Step 3

    Place the jar upside down and evenly drape the square over it. Draw a rubber band down to the neck of the jar.

  4. Step 4

    Evenly space fabric that is gathered around the neck of the jar, and tuck the four points of the square back under the rubber band.

  5. Step 5

    Flip the jar right side up and fill with water and floral food. Arrange flowers with evergreen clippings to make a festive holiday arrangement.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, December 2008

Reviews (6)

  • 16 Dec, 2008

    I think it depends on the width and size of the arrangement you want to make whether you should use a wide mouth or regular mouth jar. Cloth napkins are a great idea.

  • 13 Dec, 2008

    On the show they recommended using cloth napkins. I used some I had at home and the arrangement turned out great!

  • 13 Dec, 2008

    On the show they recommended using cloth napkins. I used some I had at home and the arrangement turned out great!

  • 13 Dec, 2008

    On the show they recommended using cloth napkins. I used some I had at home and the arrangement turned out great!

  • 13 Dec, 2008

    No, you don't cut it in half. You cut a square out of fabric and use hem tape to hem it instead of sewing it. It's really, really basic.

  • 12 Dec, 2008

    I missed most of this segment, are you supposed to cut your fabric in half? If anyone has done this successfully and has any pointers (these directions seem pretty vague to me!) I'd love to hear your suggestions! I can't watch the video, I don't have high-speed.