I’m going to attempt to share my adoration with mason jars with you, without completely embarrassing myself. I do love these guys. They are extremely versatile, easy to find, and very inexpensive! What more can you ask from a decoration? Lately I’ve been seeing quite a few of these jars at flea markets in the light blue variety, and the regular clear jars. If you aren’t into scouring flea markets, my local grocery store carries them in boxes of 12 for less than a dollar a jar. I’ve used mason jars in a couple of projects over the past few months:
1. First, my daughter and I made cinnamon honey butter for our friends and neighbors at Christmas, and packaged it in small mason jars with the lids covered in fabric and tied with a ribbon and homemade monogram tag.
2. Next, I used them as a vase for the floral arrangements I made for my sister’s sugar and spice baby shower. They were perfect.
3. And finally, I whipped up this arrangement this afternoon for a little something different on my dining room table. I had these leftover jars and an old drawer with pulls on both ends that I had been wanting to use. Then I remember that I had dried flowers from a visit to Pike’s Place Market in Seattle a few years ago just sitting in closet. Within five minutes, I had a pretty new centerpiece for my table.
I’m thrilled with it! (But I’ve already decided to do something else with the jars. Ahh! Sometimes being impulsive is a curse. 🙂 And yes, I do need curtains for my poor naked windows, and yes, those are my custom bird art pieces in the back. Aren’t they cute? *Side note: my hubs and I found our dining room table on clearance for $60.00 at a furniture store in Harleysville. Excellent find, if I do say so myself.
So give me your thoughts: Are you a fan of mason jars just like me? What projects have you done that include these simple beauties?
Love the mason jar ideas! By the way, how do you bake mini-pies in the jars? Would they make it through the oven time? I’d love to try it–such a fun idea.
Hanging mason jars w/ candles in them from a tree is like a dream of mine–I just need the occasion! (And the mason jars!)
Keep up the great work!
P.S. I got in contact w/ Bethany of Blossom Bands and we’re working on a custom piece for Ella! She’s so sweet!
I’ve seen mason jars used for vases and storage, but never as little lanterns! How pretty! I have to give that a try!
I am totally in love with Mason Jars and partial to the blue! I have made lamps out of them (with crayons, marbles, spools) inside. Spray painted them and stenciled a snowman for the lamp base.Kept game pieces (pixie sticks, checkers, chess) inside. My sister-in-law got me started when she had them on her reception table with wildflowers – I got to take one home and the obsession began!!