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While Waiting for the Blossoms to Arrive...

I have a little tiny glass jar that I keep above my kitchen sink.  It is always ready for the little blooms that little Pickles bring to me:  a pungent dandelion, a delicate violet, a sturdy lily of the valley.  
But spring blossoms are scarce as of late, and we needed a little color in our jar.


 Little flowers cut from plastic containers, colored with permanent markers, baked to curl, and arranged atop wire with beads...Spring bloomed before our eyes and now sits in its rightful home in the place of honor above the kitchen sink.
Here's what you need:
1.  Cut shapes from plastic salad containers (often the clam shell style, ie, tomato containers, berry containers, bulk food containers, salad containers).  Flowers, leaves, birds, sunshine...you can go all out here!  Be sure to punch a hole in the center so you can attach it to the wire later.

2.  Color the plastic shapes with colored permanent markers.  Yes, once again, go all out!
3.  Heat oven to about 300 degrees Fahrenheit.  W…

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