When I first moved to the country I attended a canning class.
I was new to the neighborhood and thought I would make friends.
If you were there at the class with me….
….I’m truly sorry.
I was fresh from the city.
I bought my beans in a can with a Del Monte label.
I had no idea what I was in for. I thought a water bath was something you took at night with bubbles. And a Dutch oven was something they used in the Netherlands.
What happens at canning class, stays at canning class, but suffice it to say I left the class with my tail between my legs and two jars of tomatoes.
And now I use my mason jars to decorate.
So without further ado….here’s five simple ideas for decorating with mason jars.
1. Add fruit and flowers
Perfect combination for summer.
Add color to a back porch or outdoor space with mason jars used as vases.
Fill with limes or lemons, then add water and fresh cut flowers from the yard.
2. Personalize them
Add a sticker or vinyl to your jar to make a unique centerpiece.
You can create a monogram or spell out a word by placing a letter on each mason jar.
Perfect as a gift for a friend or wedding decor, too.
3. Hanging mason jar vase
You can make a simple wire holder for your mason jar or purchase one pre-made from any craft store.
Hang a hook on a fence post or a reclaimed piece of wood.
Then fill with water and fresh flowers and hang the wire holder on the hook.
DIY project found here.
4. Stack them for a tiered centerpiece
If one mason jar is amazing, why not seven?
Fill mason jars with fresh flowers and stack them in a galvanized metal stand.
5. Decorate with wire baskets
Here’s a simple idea using what you have.
Place mason jars full of flowers inside wire baskets.
Fill with water and group them together for a mantel display.
I keep thinking I’m going to try the whole canning thing again.
Maybe one day.
I have a little more country in me now and I’m better at listening.
But just between us….
….I think I’d enroll under an assumed name. 🙂
Happy day friend.
PS A giant shout out to Homes.com for inspiring me and being such a wonderful brand partner.
I write articles like this one for their blog every month and I’m truly thankful for the opportunity.
If you are on a fresh cup of coffee and need some reading material….here’s some other articles I’ve written for them.