In just a few short weeks, we will be celebrating the 4th of July – and I’ve realized I have not yet posted my patriotic vignette I had promised to show you after making my “Bean Spheres”.
But before we get to the vignette, let me show you quickly how I put together the coordinating “Bean Apothecary Jars” I have used. If you have visited other sites or Pinterest, there is no doubt you have seen these jars created. But just in case you haven’t, I will share a quick little secret to filling your jars.
Bean Apothecary Jars
I gathered together my beans – using dried red beans, black beans and the northern beans. All of the same beans I used previously with my “Bean Spheres”. I also needed a tall apothecary jar and a vase that could be inserted into the apothecary jar still leaving at least a half an inch between the vase and the jar.
I began by filling the lower portion of the apothecary with the northern beans.
Once the bottom had been filled, I inserted the vase snugly on top of the beans.
The red beans were slowly poured into the area between the vase and the apothecary jar. I used a small spatula to help work the beans evenly between the two containers.
Continue adding the layers of red and white beans until you reach the upper portion of the jar, finishing the top with a wider layer of the black beans.
Once the “Bean Apothecary Jar” was completed, I began my “Patriotic Vignette” combining the jar and the bean spheres to create the look.
I used a vintage sponge blue vase to hold the red berry branches. I found the branches in the clearance aisle at JoAnn Fabrics – a bargain at just $.97 a stem. I am sure they were from the Christmas season, but they worked perfectly with the red beans used in the jars. The vase was nestled into a twig wreath accented with red, white and blue berries – another Joann Fabric find for just $10. Can you tell I love that store?
A small cylinder vase layered with the beans was added.
A glass votive holder was inserted into the top and a small scrap of coordinating ribbon was tied around the outside.
The “Bean Spheres” were added to a distressed silver tray with a scattering of beans. You can discover how the spheres were created HERE.
I loved the Patriotic look setting atop our new buffet we had found at World Market. The buffet has been so much fun to decorate!
You can fill apothecary jars with all sorts of things. I love to use them – I am sure you will see them filled with a variety of things right here on this site as we move through the holidays. What do you think might be the next thing you see them filled with?
Remember to pin this to your patriotic Pinterest Board! You can see what I am pinning HERE!