One of Clinton’s most popular crafting tips was how to use old Mason jars to make tasteful, but economical, decorations. Well, he’s back for a new twist on Mason jar crafts!
Mason Jar Terrariums
Terrariums can cost you up to $160, but Clinton’s solution costs only a few dollars and is perfect for a centerpiece or mantel:
1. Take your Mason jar and put rocks in the bottom of it.
2. Add charcoal (this prevents bacteria).
3. Add a layer of soil (potting soil is recommended, as it’s bug free).
4. Add succulents (plants that need very little water).
5. Add sand. If you don’t want to purchase sand, you can take beach sand, but just bake it at 350 degrees for 20 minutes to kill and sand fleas.
Mason Jar Luminaries
These candles are a fantastic way to brighten up a picnic or outdoor event:
1. Take about four feet of wire and make a twist or loop at one end.
2. Wrap the wire around the lower lip of the jar
3. With the end of the non looped end, place said end through the loop and affix. This creates a handle.
4. Place a candle in the jar and voila! You’ve got a lovely luminary.
Stained Glass Mason Jars
A lovely decoration or gift, these stained glass jars are super simple to make!
1. Mix about 2 tablespoons mod podge (a type of sealer and finish) with about a teaspoon of food coloring (your choice).
2. Pour the mix into a Mason jar and swirl around to coat the jar.
3. This will solidify into a colored arrangement. If you add a bit of water (1 tablespoon) to the mixture, it will be more transparent.