How to Make a Fast and Easy ‘Frog’ for a Mason Jar Vase
If you’ve ever used a Mason jar as a vase, you know that their wide mouths aren’t conducive to small bouquets. The stems just fall this way and that. That’s why they sell ‘frogs’ and frog inserts. Yeah, you don’t need to spend the cash on an insert. All you need is a plastic container cover. I made mine with the top of a Stonyfield 2 pound tub of yogurt in about 2 minutes. Maybe less!
I used the jar’s original insert as a template to cut a circle from the top.
Then I used a standard-sized punch to punch evenly-spaced holes in the plastic. One in the center, surrounded by 8, surrounded by another 8 evenly spaced between the first 8. (BTW, I’m going to make another with fewer holes for less stems but large blossoms. Maybe one hole surrounded by 4.)
One stem per hole makes for the perfect bouquet. And the nearly-translucent lid virtually disappears as you add flowers.
What I love about this arrangement is when it’s time to change the water, I can just unscrew the ring and lift out the flowers in one go. This also means putting them back requires no re-arranging either. I can even trim the stem’s ends without any hassle. Love it.