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Okay.  That is a bit of a corny title.  Hey…it’s Friday.  Let’s let our hair down a little.  Crafty Cactus can bring much joy to your life and home.  Sheesh…I should have been a saleslady.  lol!  On a side note…I have already been out in the yard, chasing an ornery little bull calf back into the pasture.  I loved every minute of it.  I’m crazy that way.  Ask my mom…I used to want to be a vet.  Not the military kind.  The animal doctor kind.  Farming is close enough.  Trust me.  Total rabbit trail.  Let’s get back to Crafty Cactus.

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Sooooo….somewhere on Instagram…I spotted a cute Ball jar, that was painted white.  I loved it.  I wish I knew where I saw it…because I would totally give her credit.  I already had the little cactus friend.  I just love how cheery she is in the middle of winter.  You have to watch her though.  I poked myself yesterday.

This is such an easy project.  I hunted up some white paint and after it dried, used a little steel wool on the raised parts of the jar.  Easy peasy.  I promise.  This would look adorable with herbs or any other kind of small plant too.

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I will admit that Ball jars are actually a big part of life around here.  In the summer, you probably wouldn’t catch me painting one.  I use them a lot.  When canning is in full swing, I need jars at my disposal.  I guess I had better paint while the garden is lying dormant.  (Except for the turnips that are out there.)

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So…if you are feeling crafty this weekend, remember Crafty Cactus.  She is bright and cheery with a tad of shabby on the side.  She is also sporting a bit of this nation’s history…living in a Ball jar.  She is quite a gal…that Crafty Cactus.

You have permission to roll your eyeballs. 😉

Love from the Farmhouse,

Sigturquoise

 

p.s. After I posted…the lovelies over at Lolly Jane commented on my IG shot.  It was them!  Their cactus is lovely.  Thank you girls for your creativity!

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