I admit to loving mason jars. They are the perfect vintage inspired container for soooo many things.
My preference is to not really crafting them up, but rather keeping them to look like their elegant authentic selves.
Here are a few quirky things I’ve done with them.
Take advantage of that see through glass and have fun with filling them up.
Here I’ve used clothespins and raffia. Why not? 🙂
Placing a grouping in a crate not only adds weight to your centrepiece, it can act as a tray to move your arrangement around.
Aqua mason jars look incredible in front of sun filled windows. They positively illuminate, battery free!
If flower stems are too short for the jar, tie them up, which also adds extra detail.
Groupings add punch! Disperse that height and try bright flowers to contrast with bright jars.
They look very pretty as stand alones too.
A group of 3 mason jars inside an antique sewing drawer creates a great base for bright yellow blooms.
Extra quirk – the mini washboard lost it’s centre, so it added additional height without losing light.
Here are some candle filled mason jars sitting on a window sill.
Christmas home tour 2010 HERE
One of my favourite things to do with mason jars is to illuminate them. Once jars are in place, mini lights are hidden behind and under the faux snow, which had all the jars positively glowing.
Even a home office can bonus with a few jars around. Note I placed these in front of sunlight once again.
So that’s where I put my glasses… ok then!
This windowsill looked awesome all lit up with candles inside the jars. And when Christmas arrived, I added abit of faux snow inside.
Is there anything a mason jar CAN’T do?!
How do you like using mason jars?
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