Mason Jar Centerpieces
Ok, maybe I do, it is because I am always s jumping on trains late so I was probably on the washi tape or the spray paint or the stenciling or the number of other trains I like to jump on.
I am a train jumper, and apparently a late one at that…
But moving on.
My friend had her daughter’s baby naming this last weekend and when she didn’t have any centerpieces planned, I of course jumped right on helping her out. I was more than happy too and with 18 tables to decorate, mason jars were the perfect option. They are affordable and adorable and she got a lot of compliments.
Here is the finished centerpiece that came out to just over $5 each, I did two color versions:
They were pretty simple to make, first I bought quart sized mason jars from my restaurant supply store and they were $11.50 for a dozen, that is better than the dollar store!
Then I got some scrapbook paper from the craft store, I was lucky and there was a 50% off sale so that was great because I got this laser cut paper as an embellishment instead of buying lace and it ended up being much more affordable. I did 18 jars with 3 pages for $3 and that was less than one roll of lace and I would have needed 2-3 rolls to do all of the jars. I cut them into 2 inch strips so they ended up being 2″x12″
I just attached them with a piece of clear tape because I wanted to be able to do something else with the jars when all is said and done.
Next I added some plastic wrap to the inside, trust me on this one even though it sounds crazy. I first wrapped a long piece around my hand and then slipped it in the jar leaving a hole in the middle for the stems of the flowers.
Then fill your jar with water, the plastic wrap gives a fun effect under the water…
Next I used my Crop-a-dile Big Bite to make a hole in the middle of the lid of the jar.
Then I put the ring on the lid, gathered up some flowers and removed the leaves and slipped them through the hole in the lid.
Well, done with that part, I spray painted frames from the dollar store and replaced pictures with scrapbook paper to make the base of the centerpiece. Then I just added an alternate color spray painted doily under each one.
They ended up being very sweet and adorable!
Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter to receive updates.