You’ve been stuck in the pool since the start of the summer, covered the patio with sidewalk chalk, and eaten more ice pops than you’d like to admit…so now what? Summer should be a time to relax, not stress out over figuring out summer activities to keep yourself busy. This is especially true on days when it’s way too hot or too rainy to even think about being outside.

Instead, it’s time to get crafty. Break out your favorite vase and pick up a Lone Star Living bouquet, because we’ve got some fun summertime D.I.Ys for you. Best of all, they don’t involve any more ice pops.

Fourth of July Mason Jar Flag Bouquets

What You’ll Need:

  • Red, white and blue spray paint
  • White paint
  • 3 mason jars
  • Tape
  • Foam stippler
  • Lone Star Living Bouquet

How to get started:

Blue Mason Jars (one jar)

  • Paint 2 coats of blue acrylic paint onto one of the jars.
  • Once blue paint is dry, press foam stippler against jar using a very light layer of white paint.
  • After first coat of white paint is dry, feel free to go back over white stars with more white paint and freehand the star edges for a brighter design.

Red White Jars (two jars)

  • Use tape to section off for stripes. Tape around the lip of the jar, then space the distance of the tape down the rest of the jar for each stripe.
  • Ensure both jars are taped at the same levels so your “flag” will flow well when lined up side-by-side.
  • aint white first with 2-3 light coats. Allow to dry.
  • Remove tape
  • Apply new tape over white paint
  • Paint 2 coats of red paint and allow to dry.
  • Remove tape and make any touch-ups needed.


There you have it! What better way to celebrate America’s birthday?

Happy Independence Day!

Beach Bucket Bouquet

If you have ever tried arranging flowers in a wide mouth vase or bowl, then you know that the flowers tend to just fall to the side, making it difficult to arrange something that looks half-way decent.

For the cutest summertime bouquet, whip out your favorite beach pail. Don’t let any of those beach accessories go to waste!

If you form a grid with cellophane tape (or any tape you have on hand), the tape will support your flowers and give you better control of your arrangement.

Just be sure that the rim of your bowl or vase is dry and your container is full of water before assembling your grid.

The only real issue with this method is that you have to be a bit more careful when changing out the water to keep your flowers fresh.