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3 Mason Jars – 3 Ways

3 ways to turn ordinary mason jars into pretty and functional home decor.

When I’m thrift shopping, I always stop by the glass section. I’m searching for two distinct things: pink depression glass, and cheap mason jars. You can buy mason jars in any size at the store or online, but they’re usually super cheap at second hand shops, and it’s probably good for the planet too.

Yes, I know I’m about the last person in America to jump on the Mason Jar bandwagon, but I have to throw in my two cents here.  I made a fun little discovery a couple of weeks ago at a thrift store that I want to share with you.

I found this little galvanized tin for $2.99 and then started looking around for something to put in it. I found three large mason jars for $.69 each, and figured I could come up with some way to use them together.  Instead I came up with three ways!

Kitchen Storage:  Add flour, sugar, oats, and cute labels on twine.   Arrange with your baking goods to keep ingredients close at hand, and pretty to look at!

Christmas Centerpiece:  Strips of craft paper and 3 Poinsettia blooms make this arrangement into a festive pop of color. Simply wrap a strip of paper around the outside of a jar and secure it with ribbon or double-sided tape. Add poinsettias or other holiday blooms and it’s an instant centerpiece!

Mantle Decoration:  Tie on a simple ribbon and fill the mason jars with fresh coffee beans and a vanilla scented candle.  When lit, they give a soft glow and wonderful scent.


I think the reason I love Mason Jars is because they are so ordinary.  What began as a simple vessel for storage and canning can become so many beautiful and useful things.  Plus, when you’re decorating on a budget, it’s hard to beat 69 cents!

Heather @ My Overflowing Cup

Friday 12th of December 2014

Love mason jars! Thanks so much for the clever tips on how to use them.


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