mason jar centerpieces

Mason Jar Centerpieces

I have been looking on at mason jars and all of the wonderful things people have been doing with them for a while know and I don’t know why I haven’t jumped on that train yet!

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.

Mason Jars.

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.

Then all I had to do was pop it on top of the jar and I was done!

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!


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6 Responses to Mason Jar Centerpieces

  1. Sarah B. June 12, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

    These turned out to be so lovely!! It amazes me all the things you can do with mason jars :)

  2. Lindsay June 12, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    Oh, now I could totally do this! What a wonderful idea! Love Mason jars, they are so versatile!

  3. Dana from Our Life's Legacy June 12, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

    Someone had a party to celebrate the naming of their baby? I’ve never heard of that but I like any excuse to party! :)

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  6. Kara @ Mine for the Making June 15, 2012 at 6:21 am #

    GORGEOUS!!!!! Like…wedding status for sure