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I’m not sure about this whole fall back thing.
The entire it-used-to-be-light-but-now-it’s-dark-and-what-happened-to-the-rest-of-the-day isn’t really for me.
I like sunlight. And driving home before the sun sets. And eating dinner when I can see the sky.
It gets dark here now about 4:30.
And by 6:15 I feel like it’s time to call it a night.
I need more hours. I need more light. I need more time to glue and craft and make boxwood letter mason jar centerpieces like this one.
Maybe I should just craft hibernate until spring. 🙂
Here’s the entire centerpiece.
It’s super easy to make if you’re looking for a last-minute Thanksgiving project for your table to wow and impress your mother-in-law.
Want to make your own?
Here’s the step-by-step.
1. Start with a mason jar
Look at this cool shape I found with a wide mouth.
It’s a little less mason and a little more jar.
I painted six of these wide mouth jars with two coats of chalk paint and set them aside to dry.
2. Prepare chipboard letters
I found these super thick chipboard letters.
I took this picture so you could see all the layers. They were perfect for the project because they look so chunky and chipboard expensive on the mason jars.
3. Spray with Elmer’s Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive
I clipped off leaves of faux boxwood.
You’ll need about 20 per letter.
Then I sprayed the letter with spray adhesive and let it set for about 30 seconds.
4. Stick leaves onto letter
After the letter was slightly tacky, I simply stuck the leaves like this onto the letter.
It was so much easier than hot gluing each leaf.
When you have your base of leaves, like this, go back and fill in the holes with smaller leaves.
5. Wrap jars and glue letters
I wrapped each of the mason jars with jute twine and tied it off in the back.
Next, I glued the letters with Elmer’s Craft Bond Glue onto the jute twine and let dry before turning upright.
Here’s the finished mason jars spelling out GATHER and filled with flowers.
At Christmas, I’m going to take out the flowers and fill with evergreens and twigs.
It’s a great transitional centerpiece between seasons.
Here are a few tips for the project:
1. I lightly sanded the jars to give them a distressed look.
2. I didn’t wrap the faux boxwood leaves all the way around the letter, but you easily could if you didn’t want to see any of the chipboard. I didn’t mind. It gave it a little rustic look with the twine and the greenery.
3. Make sure to tie the twine tightly to ensure it stays in place on the jar. You could also wrap more twine if you want more jute on the mason jar.
4. There are other fun option might be different chipboard fonts or different size mason jars.
I can’t wait for Turkey and dressing.
I can’t wait to celebrate with family and friends.
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving and a day full of the joy of the season (and maybe a few extra hours in your day).
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