Want to know how to make something cute for St. Patrick's Day in under five minutes? Without it looking really tacky? I originally saw this idea on Pinterest, but the link only went to a picture of it, so I couldn't find the actual source. The picture had clear glass vases filled with little green things. At first I thought, what are those and where can I get them? A few days later I saw someone making split pea soup on Food Network, and it dawned on me. Duh, they're split peas!
I grabbed a couple of bags of them at the grocery store. Then today I found some twine and a glass milk bottle from Goodwill, and here's what I came up with in about three minutes.
Not too shabby. Or maybe it IS shabby....shabby chic, maybe? :o)
I think the peas and twine give it a nice rustic look. Might be cute to stick some silk flowers in there.
I also tried it with mason jars, and I like them even better.
Just enough green to be festive, without looking like something that you made in grade school. :o)