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How to turn a Moccona decorated jar into an elegant vase or easy cocktail maker

How to turn a Moccona decorated jar into an elegant vase or easy cocktail maker

Impress your guests with a homemade cocktail or bring the fresh blooms indoors with a bouquet of flowers, here’s how to make the most of the upcycling trend this spring.

How to turn a Moccona decorated jar into an elegant vase or easy cocktail maker

The season of spring cleaning is upon us, but before you go cleaning out your cupboards, why not try a little upcycling?

A sustainable solution is a perfect way to transform leftover items into something wonderful and new, like a vase for spring flowers or a simple cocktail maker.

Take a look at our DIY guides for upcycling your Moccona decorated jar.

Cocktail maker

Whether you’re hosting a small get together or enjoying a mid-week treat, a fresh cocktail made at home is always a delight.

A Moccona jar makes the perfect cocktail mixer when you want to whip up an easy drink.

Take a look at these spring cocktail recipes that are sure to impress. Each recipe makes about two cocktails.

Classic vodka martini

Ingredients

60 ml vodka
10 ml vermouth
Ice
Olives or lemon twist

Method

  1. Pour vodka, vermouth and ice into the Moccona jar.
  2. Stir until chilled.
  3. Strain into martini glasses and garnish with an olive or twist of lemon.

Orange and raspberry G&T

Ingredients

1 punnet fresh raspberries
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
3 shots gin
1 1/2 cups tonic water
Ice
Lime and additional fresh raspberries, to garnish

Method

    1. Place raspberries and orange juice in the Moccona jar and gently muddle using a wooden spoon.
    2. Add gin and mix well.
    3. Place ice cubes in two glasses (margarita style glasses are great) and pour the cocktails over it.
    4. Add tonic water and garnish with fresh raspberries and lime.

Floral arrangement

As the spring flowers start to bloom, it’s a perfect time to bring fragrant florals indoors. A beautiful floral arrangement is a wonderful way to brighten up your interiors.

And with their elegant designs, Moccona’s limited edition decorated jars make the perfect vases for your spring bouquet. Let your creativity flow by venturing out into your garden to make your own special bouquet.

Here are a few tips to keep your flowers fresher for longer:

  • Wash your Moccona jar thoroughly to avoid mould growing in the vase.
  • Keep vases off heating units, TVs or other appliances as the heat can wilt them.
  • Cut off any leaves below the waterline. This helps prevent bacteria growth and slow down the decaying process.
  • For flowers with woody stems, like hydrangeas and lilacs, gently crush the stems so they can better absorb water.
  • Keep daffodils by themselves as they create a sap that can damage other stems.
  • Flowers a bit wilted? Try reviving them by submerging in cool water for a few hours.
  • Dried flowers are a great alternative to fresh bouquets. Simply cut off the stem’s leaves, bundle them up and hang to dry for a few weeks. Once they’re dry, pop them into a
  • Moccona jar (no need for water) and display how you like.

The upcycling ideas are published in good faith and for general information purposes only. Please take care when handling the glass Moccona jars and use third party products in accordance with their instructions.

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