Hi friends! Thank you to everyone who entered the Ball Jar giveaway. The winner has been notified and she will receive her prize pack in a couple of weeks. Speaking of the Ball Jars, I want to show you what I did with some of mine over the weekend. Painting mason jars is pretty popular right now so I had to give it a try. I have a big bunch of dried lavender that needed a home so I put the two together and came up with a pretty way to display both.
Since I don’t normally use a lot of the typical falls colors in my decorating, I thought this shade of purple would make a nice transition from Summer to Fall in my living room. And the fragrance from the lavender is heavenly.
I had enough paint, jars, and lavender to make three. One for me and two to giveaway as gifts.
This was a super easy project. I simply painted the jars with some acrylic craft paint, used a sanding sponge to add some distressing, and tied some torn scrap fabric around the top of each jar.
I tried to grown lavender this year but it didn’t make it. I had read that it’s easy to grow. Not for me. I did a little researching and it seems lavender likes well drained soil. Maybe that was the problem. Do you grow lavender successfully? If so, I’d love to hear your secrets to success!
Yes, I am a small lavender grower in Michigan. Lavender does not like wet feet. Prefers sandy soil. If you are planting in clay like soil you will have a harder time. Also depends on climate which variety to use. English lavender does well in colder growing zones down to zone 4. Cold hardy varieties are Hidcote and Munstead to name a few. Warmer growing zones can add in French lavender or Spanish.