Clintonâs Craft Corner: Mason Jar Decorations

Clinton’s Craft Corner: Mason Jar Decorations

2-22-12, clinton kelly, tips and tricks

When you’re looking for a new way to dress up your home take a country staple like a glass canning jar and turning it into a show stopping decoration.

The best part about these festive rustic decorations is they all cost less than $1.50.

Painted Jar Vases

What You Need:

1 Canning Jar
Newspapers
Paint
Assorted Flowers

How to Make It:

Take a glass canning jar.

Choose color scheme.

Paint with spray paint or swirl paint.

Fill with flowers or herbs in coordinating colors.

Floating Candleholders

What You Need:

Glass Canning Jars
Raffia or Twine
Water
Floating Candles

How to Make It:

Tie raffia or twine around the mouth of the jar.  You could also use ribbon.

Fill your jars with water - either at one level or at different depths for visual interest.

Float your candles.

Decoupage Canning Jars

What You Need:

Canning Jars
Fabric
Photos
Scissors
Mod Podge
Brushes

How to Make It:

For the outside: Brush the back of your fabric with mod podge and affix to jar.

Brush backs of flower photos with mod podge.

Layer on.

Brush with mod podge all over jar. Use a damp cloth to remove excess.

Allow to dry and add another coat.

For the inside: Add mod podge to backs of flowers and press into place. Fill with rice or white sand and add a pillar candle.

Use photos or old newspapers clippings any kind of patterned paper.

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