There is only one tree in my garden, a Crab Apple that has the most beautiful blossoms in late spring. So in summer I miss my blooming tree and that inspired me to make a plan. I made very simple hanging vases from jam jars. I fill them with flowers currently blooming in my garden or from meadow flowers, or weeds as others might call them. These pretty wild flowers I picked on my regular dog walk, yellow dandelions, blue borage, small purple thistles, tiny yellow daisy-like flowers and more, make for a colourful tree.
Use thin florist wire and wrap it around the jam jar, securing it just below the ridges of the jar. Then take a second piece of wire and make a handle to hang the jar from. Hide the wire around the jam jar with a pretty ribbon.
Photos, Styling and Feature by Theoda Solms Iles