This season Patti from Garden Matter organized our challenge and she did amazing! If you haven’t checked out her blog it’s a must; she’s always coming up with super neat projects and offers some amazing recipes for tasty food.
Our jars came from Jar Store – If you’re looking to duplicate this project or in need of jars for your own projects this is your place.
They have just about every kind of jar possible; I was impressed with their selection.
What’s a project without a little wood? I was in the workshop and spotted this cedar, the scent is like heaven so I grabbed them because dimension was necessary for what was spinning in my head.
Each piece was a different size and stacking to create a base for this table display was my best option. I didn’t even sand; I just wanted the cedar to appear in a natural state.
A couple times of year we process our own quail. I’ve been saving the wings because I want to make a quail wreath for our next home. I grabbed my wing container and headed back to the house.
Attaching two wings with hot glue went opposite of each other. With pressure these wings will peel right off which is good because it allows me to reuse the wings and jars in other projects.
Preserving bird wings from small birds like quail is a breeze. Once the wings are snipped off you just let them air dry for 3 to 4 weeks, then store in a plastic container.
Once the feathers were added I went outside to grab some pine needles. Let’s just say I hope this is the last season I have to clean up pine needles.
As much as I don’t enjoy raking up pine needles I do like their texture so I decided they would look neat in the other two jars.
I added a few pumpkin gourds and covered with the lid. These lids are not a perfect seal; they sit pretty loose so moisture can escape.
Fresh fall colored zinnias were added from the garden in the middle jar with the quail feathers. This was a lot of fun; I continued adding flowers until it was a tight mound.
I normally prefer flower arrangements loose and airy but I was thinking all that color complimented in close contact.
Displayed on my grandmother’s dining table this arrangement of fall texture was complete after adding a few more quail wings and another small pumpkin gourd.
I was curious what it would look like on the picnic table so outdoors it went. Both were nice but it ended up back indoors.
Creating fun for fall doesn’t have to be expensive, look around outside and see what you can incorporate because texture and color is all around us.
Be sure to click the links below to see what everybody created for this Fall Blogger Challenge.