Hello House of Rose readers! I’m Kelly from Smart School House and I’m so happy to be here today. Let me start off by gleefully singing, “Spring has SPRUNG!”
We just moved to the central coast of California and, if you’ve ever been here before, you know that it’s such a beautiful place to be during spring!
Today’s post is inspired by both my new home and the new season: DIY Mason Jar Tree Markers
Have you been on Pinterest in the lately? Lord knows I have and I feel confident to bet a few pretty pennies that you have too. Well then, you’ve probably noticed a lot of an abundant amount of mason jar crafts on Pinterest.
You can decorate with them, organize with them, hang them, paint them, grow stuff in them, eat food out of them, make the glow in the dark, etc. etc. etc.
Don’t worry! I’m not using the jars for this DIY project. In fact, the next time you see a mason jar project on Pinterest, take a moment to check whether or not the lid is being used! I have way too many mason jars at home that serve or have served one purpose or another. But, I found myself with a large bag filled with unused mason jar lids! How terrible, right? I know!
In the backyard we have a couple acres filled (and I mean filled) with fruit trees.
But, we moved in during winter and all of the trees were a yucky brown color. Now that spring is here, they are all starting to bloom and beautify themselves! Not all of the trees are producing fruit yet, but I’m finally able to tell what they will so wonderfully produce in the months to come (how exciting!).
This DIY project is dedicated to all of the the pretty fruit trees at my house that were once unmarked and brown.
Wait stop! There are three important things to note here:
#1- I got the plat props for a whopping $88 cents from the gardening section at Target
#2- That awesome spool of sisal twine is from The Dollar Tree
#3- That’s my lucky glue gun. Yes, it’s lucky. If you’re a regular follower of my blog, then you know why…
Ok, back to the project…
Step one: Punch a hole into the rim of the lid. The lid is more flimsy than it appears, so it doesn’t take very much strength. You won’t find me creating a project that promotes too much exercise:)
Step Two: Using your glue gun (or your lucky glue gun), glue the lid back into the rim.
***NOTE: glue it in backwards so that you see the white part and not the silver part. Then, using a permanent marker, begin to create labels for your trees.
There you have it! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
This is a beautifully rustic way to identify plants and trees in your yard. My favorite tree is the Mini Lemon Tree. Anything that has the word ‘mini’ in it makes my heart go pitter-patter!
What is your favorite fruit tree?