I’ve confessed to being a hoarder here before, jam jars seem to be my weakness. I cannot throw them away, I cannot refuse them if they are offered to me and they are all but taking over the house. So last week I was offered a glut of jam jars which I accepted without hesitation. The same day I was chatting with my friend H about how she was growing spring bulbs in some old baking tins. H later sent me a picture of the bulbs and a message saying “i’m feeling a bit Narnia, Spring is coming” and I got all inspired to create my own Narnia at home with said jam jars and a little emulsion paint (yes, I collect paint too)
Here’s what you will need:
- Jam jars, of varying sizes
- Emulsion paint, this is a good way to use up leftover paint from recently decorated rooms
- A paint brush
- spring bulbs, I used daffodils and violas, (please note: I tried hyacinths, these do not fit into jam jars)
- Compost soil
Begin by painting the inside of the jam jars, they may take a couple of coats, over a couple of days to ensure threw are no patches. Leave the jam jars in a warm place to dryOnce the jars are completely dry plant the bulbs in the jam jars with plenty of moist compost and place them on the windowsill or mantlepiece.Finally, stand back and admire Narnia. It may be wet and windy outside but inside is now bright and full of the joys of spring!
How are you brightening up winter days?