Unique Vessels: Spice Jars

If you are familiar with Persian cuisine, you know that many aromatic spices are used in preparing the various dishes. One in particular is saffron, which I use all of the time. As a result, I have tons of empty jars that were just too cute to throw away. I was recently fortunate enough to be able to travel to Italy and France, and was inspired by the simple Provençal beauty - from a single flower in a milk jar, to buckets of lavender at the market and backyards filled with wild flowers and herb boxes. These images became my inspiration for this project.

For this DIY I simply stripped the labels from the jars, borrowed one of my children's gold Sharpies and hand-decorated the jars, and placed some simple flowers in them. These clusters can really be used for any occasion - a brunch, dinner for two, cocktails with friends, or even a tea party - the possibilities are endless.

I brought these colorful soaps back from the town of Grasse (the "perfume capital of the world") - they smell amazing! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

The originals Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

And after label removal and decoration Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

You can use any flowers that your heart desires - I used: freesia, scabiosa, geranium, lavender, and button feverfew (for a little touch of yellow with all the purple) Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood