Rainy Sunday String Ball Vases

The faithful flower jar has seen it’s fair share of use at weddings these days. There are many ways to dress them up and make them more decorative, but at Rainy Sunday we wanted to come up with something with little bit more impact. Here’s a budget friendly idea that delivers on the wow factor. Here’s to up-styling your wedding decor on a budget!

Armed with jars, string, PVA glue and some balloons we’ve created these String Ball Vases. Very easy and a little clever we think.

Here’s how to make them.

  1. Blow up the balloons so they are the same height as your chosen jars.
  2. Cut off lengths of string to cover in PVA glue, and wrap around the balloon. We’ve used a heavy duty jute string because it gives more support and you don’t need to use as much.
Making Rainy Sunday String Ball Vases

3, Wrap as much PVA covered string around the balloons as you want for your desired effect. We did ours with about three sections of string. This makes it easier than one long pieces of string which is pretty messy when covered in PVA glue.

4. Let it dry for 24 hours then pop the balloon. Cut out the top of your string ball to make room to slip in your jar. We’ve used our Rainy Sunday Flower jars, but you can use any jar you like.

Making Rainy Sunday String ball Vases

As wedding stylists we’re always trying to come up with new ideas that don’t cost the earth for our brides. These String Ball Vases are so easy to make and look great with the rambling floral trend that is popular at the moment. You could even spray paint them to tie in with your wedding colour palette.

Rainy Sunday String Ball Vases

All images by Rainy Sunday

Ms Polka Dot says: What a simple idea to jazz up mismatching or cheap jars to give them some style.

About Rainy Sunday: Rainy Sunday is a creative studio based in Sydney, Australia. We offer home and wedding decor, event design, wedding and product styling and bespoke floral design along with a fun set of flower arranging workshops.

In collaboration with master mixologist Grant Collins, this Toasted Pecan Negroni is part of Om Nom’s seasonal cocktail menu. Om Nom suggests the toasty pecan flavours are “great for a winter wedding, a buck’s night celebration at home or a bridal shower at Om Nom.” And we’d have to agree!


40mls Roasted Pecan Gin

40mls Campari

40mls Sweet Vermouth

2-3 dashes Pecan Bitters

1 dash Chocolate Bitters

To serve;



Nut Oil


Brown sugar

To make:

To make roasted pecan gin, simply roast some pecans on a tray in the oven until fragrant and golden. Once cooled, drop them into your bottle of gin to infuse for at least 24 hours.

To make candied pecans, pan fry pecans with a little oil until fragrant, sprinkle with lavender flowers and brown sugar. Stir gently until sugar is dissolved.

Stir all other ingredients with ice and strain into a tumbler over ice.

Serve with a twist of orange and candied pecans.

Recipe and image from Om Nom

When it comes to what to eat for breakfast on your wedding day, it might not be a choice you have considered yet. Completely understandable as there are far more pressing decisions to be made (Hello, dress! Flowers!) However, a well planned wedding-day breakfast can be essential to the overall flow of the day. Nobody wants a hangry bride or bridesmaid! These individual bircher mueslis with maple granola crumb are the perfect combination – light, fresh, substantial and most importantly – delicious. They can be easily prepared a few days ahead of time and whipped out on the morning of the big day to enjoy with a cup of green tea beside your favourite people as you prepare for the day ahead.

Makes 4. Multiply as necessary. Can be made 2-3 days in advance. 


For the Bircher Muesli
3 cups rolled oats
2 x Granny Smith apples
1/2 Orange
3/4 cup pear juice
1 cup natural Greek yoghurt

For the Maple Granola Crumb
1/4 cup pepitas
1/4 cup sunflower kernels
1/4 cup almonds, chopped roughly
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup coconut flakes
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 tablespoon maple syrup

To Serve
Fresh blueberries, strawberries and raspberries
1 cup natural Greek yoghurt
Maple syrup


Step One. Grate or julienne the Granny Smith apples.  Squeeze the orange juice over and toss to coat.

Step Two. In a medium sized bowl, place the oats.  Add the pear juice, grated apple and yoghurt and stir well to combine.  Carefully spoon into 4 x glasses and cover with cling film.  Refrigerate overnight.

Step Three. To make to crumb, preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius. Mix all ingredients in a medium sized bowl.  Line a 20 x 30 baking tray with baking paper. Spread granola mix onto baking tray and place in oven.  After 10 minutes, stir granola mix with a spoon and re-spread over tray. Return to oven for a further 5 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

Step Four. To build the bircher mueslis, add a few spoonfuls of natural yoghurt on top of the bircher muesli mix. Top with a handful of mixed fresh berries.

Step Five. Just before serving, top the individual bircher mueslis with the Maple Granola Crumb and drizzle with a tiny amount of maple syrup. Enjoy!

Ms Polka Dot says: Breakfast like a king – no truer words than on your wedding day with this delectable muesli with the perfect combination of creamy, crunchy and fruity.

About Jessica: I’m a writer and a lover of words and stories, pretty papers and flowers. I find great satisfaction in creating something beautiful from the simplest of materials. I’m happiest in a home bustling with conversation and music, sitting at a beautifully decorated table surrounded by good friends and delicious food – with a glass of champagne in hand, of course!