I bet you didn’t know I was Martha Stewart, did ya? We buy our spaghetti sauce in glass mason jars from Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods and instead of throwing them in the recycling bin, I always try to find another use for them. This time the jar was made into a little “planter” or “vase” of some sort to hold a stalk of bamboo. Once you are done with the sauce, wash the jar really well and remove the label (You probably have to soak it in water for a while to get the glue to come off). I took some old straw ties that came on a gift we received and wrapped it around the jar, but you could of course do almost anything. I put some marbles we had laying around down at the bottom and inserted the bamboo stalk. You can get these almost anywhere, but I always get them from IKEA because they are $1.99. The stalk stands up because of the marbles and you can just add a little water (bamboo does not like a lot of water) and presto, all done. For about oh, $1.99, you have a cool looking bamboo plant you can keep inside your house. We have several of these plants around the apartment and its cool to see how fast they grow.
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