Mason jars always been a favorite for home decorating over the years, and with good reason. Before they adorned wedding tables, Mason jars were used to preserve food. They date all the way back to 1858 when they were first patented. Because of their vital history in traditional homes. Therefore, today they make a regular appearance in traditional, country and rustic design styles. Hence, they also fit in well with the Christmas season as part of a traditional or rustic Christmas decorating scheme. Read on to find creative ways to incorporate Christmas mason jars into your home this holiday season.
Festive Mason Jar Candle
For a Mason jar decoration that you can make in bulk, try these easy candles. Wrap the jar with wide plaid ribbon. Secure with three jute strings tied in a bow. Hot-glue a pinecone and artificial greenery to the bow. For a final touch, wood-burn a snowflake or polka-dots onto four wooden beads and thread onto four of the string ends. Place a tall, slender pillar candle in the jar.
Modern Snow Globes
Put a modern spin on the classic Christmas snowglobe with this gorgeous DIY project. Use a bottlebrush tree (we love the pink!) and some fake snow to create a stunning winter wonderland inside a mason jar. Make a whole set with different sizes of mason jars and turn this project into a mantel display or Christmas centerpiece.
Natural Floating Candle
Vintage Mason jars paired with natural elements add a rustic touch to any holiday decor. To make, place a leafy branch at the bottom of a large jar or vase, and fill two-thirds of the jar with water. Drop in a handful of cranberries, and add a floating candle.
Mason Jar Snow Globes
Create a gorgeous winter scene inside a sealed mason jar. Glue decorative trees and animals to the underside of the jar’s lid, then fill the jar with liquid and glitter and seal shut. When you’re done, you’ll be able to shake the jar and watch the glitter fall over the scene.
Quick and Easy Dinner Kit
For the busy friend who’s always on the go, wrap up a worry-free weeknight dinner. Fill one jar with bow tie pasta and a second with homemade pesto, marinara, or other favorite sauce. Add white yarn to colander holes to create a snowflake look. Finish with a festive bow and printable tag bearing holiday wishes.