Decorating with Mason Jars
Summer may be coming to an end but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still have a party. Decorating with Mason Jars can help you to make your party inexpensive but elegant. Most of us have mason jars laying around the house, at least if you like me you do.
They make good containers to store your silverware or on your food table. It doesn’t take much to decorate your jars, some fabric, some buttons and maybe some jute. To make these I used scraps of burlap that I had, I bought some cute lace from the Dollar Tree (there was enough to make 3 jars in one roll), buttons in the colour that I had planned for my decorating, jute and a glue gun.
Cut the burlap and lace slightly larger than the diameter of the mason jar that you are using. Glue the burlap and then the lace on top of the burlap. Cut the jute and tie around the top of the lace. Glue buttons on top of the lace. Place the silverware into the jar and set on your table. An easy and inexpensive way to decorate your table.
Along with the silverware holders, I made some candle holders using jars to place on the table as a center piece. I didn’t buy enough lace so used some leftover sheer lace that I had. To make the candle holder I filled the jars about half full with beans and placed a candle in the center of the beans. You could also spray paint the beans in coordinating colours that you picked for your party, I left mine natural. To see how I had a party in my garage and decorated on a budget, head over to my blog This and That.
If you don’t have mason jars but have other types of jars laying around the house, you can use them too. Jam jars work good too. Each jars costed me around a dollar to make as I used old jars and material that I had in the house and the only thing that I bought was the one roll of lace from the Dollar Tree (and that costed me a dollar). If you don’t have burlap, any material that you have in the house would work, you could even cut up some old clothes that you were going to throw away.
Want more ideas to make with Mason Jars head over to From Shabby Chic – 30 Mason Jar Crafts.
All of us here at the Daily Dish Magazine would love to see how you use these jars.