Mason Jar Ornaments

I recently saw in a magazine a fancy tree with big candle holders placed in it’s branches.

It was beautiful but unrealistic for my home and a little too fancy for my taste.

I loved the idea of the reflective quality a candle could bring to a tree.

In keeping with my “less is more” thinking….I came up with a simpler, “my style” look, using what I had.

We have all seen the Mason Jar snow globes that are roaming the blog world.

They are so pretty!

If you haven’t seen it yet, It’sOverflowing.com shared an awesome “Anthropologie” snow globe knock-off at our “Meet Me Monday” linky party that was one of our most “liked” link ups. Check it out!

But…snow globe aside….want to see another way you can use your Mason Jars?

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Simple and sweet isn’t it?

How simple you ask?

Well, let me tell you……..

I took the Mason Jars that I had in my garage.

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Then I grabbed what I had laying around.

For this project, I used red “dollar” tree berries.

I was going to use Mrs. Clause that you see in the background but her hiney was too big for the jar.

I sympathize.

Poor thing.

After placing your filler in the jar and laying Mrs. Clause, bless her heart, tenderly to the side…..

Lay your twine over the top of the jar.

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And screw the lid on.

That’s it.

Simple.

Totally secure.

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Think of all the possibilities.

Old photos.

Baby keepsakes.

Snow globes.

Electric candles.

Ornaments in the jars……….

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And wah lah…..you have a new set of ornaments. Do you see my cotton blossom in one of the jars?

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You could give them as gifts. Personalized for the person you are giving them to.

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I can’t even photograph how pretty they show up on the tree.

The lights shine through the glass making them appear to be illuminated.

They are such a sweet homey addition to our tree this year.

And made with everything I had laying around already.

If you do not have canning jars.

What about just using dollar tree glass candle holders?

Secure the twine with a glue gun around the top of the candle holder….fill them up…..

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And create your own keepsake ornaments.

This project took all of 30 minutes for 24 jars. They are the perfect filler for our tree and can be saved for years to come or emptied and used in other ways later.

What would you fill your jars with if you made these ornaments?

Can you see giving them as gifts?

Do you like them?

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

Love,

Me

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0 thoughts on “Mason Jar Ornaments

  • December 2, 2011 at 2:55 am
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    So pretty! I would never have thought it–great idea for my smallish tree–I could use the little fat,squatty jars perfectly there. Thank you for sharing!

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  • December 2, 2011 at 3:13 am
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    Very cute!! You could put fake snow and glitter in them and paint the lids red or green, then apply glitter on them!

    You’re right, the possibilities are endless!

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  • December 2, 2011 at 7:27 am
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    some of the beautiful Buttons I collect; old jewelry (50’s rhinestone stuff); marbles; the flower petals I collect all summer; even old Christmas ornaments that are just worn or need hangers; maybe some of the really heavy saltdough ornaments my kids made way back when that are far too heavy to hang anywhere but the lowest branches. They get more fragile every year (my favourite of these is a black spider with pipe cleaner legs!)
    Very cool idea > because of the sparkle that the glass supplies without being as delicate and breakable as most glass ornaments.

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  • December 2, 2011 at 4:52 pm
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    Super cute idea! Now I need to add mason jars to my list of things to hunt for!

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  • December 2, 2011 at 5:39 pm
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    This is genius! I adore this idea! Thanks you for linking it to Potpourri Friday!

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  • December 2, 2011 at 5:39 pm
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    This is genius! I adore this idea! Thanks you for linking it to Potpourri Friday!

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  • December 2, 2011 at 7:33 pm
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    I have some very old ornaments…like my grandmother’s…that I would put in them. Right now I just leave them packed so they don’t get broken. They’d be safe in there! Thanks…AGAIN…for a great idea!!

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  • December 4, 2011 at 1:06 am
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    OKAY sistah! These are gorg! I really like them inthe basket display too. Since my 2 year old is grabbing everything off the tree that might be a safer option for us this year:) Thanks for stopping by my link party!

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  • December 4, 2011 at 7:04 pm
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    So cute! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  • December 5, 2011 at 1:51 pm
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    I’d never have thought to use jars as ornaments! But yours look awesome! We’re hopefully having an outdoor tree this year; those would make perfect weather-proof decorations! 😀

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  • December 5, 2011 at 2:33 pm
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    These are so pretty! How creative! I had not thought of using mason jars for ornaments before!

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  • December 5, 2011 at 4:06 pm
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    Thanks for the inspiration, my husband has been complaining about my baby food jars, hmmm, will link up if I do what is swimming in my head, lol. Thanks again, take care!

    happylizard.blogspot.com

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  • December 5, 2011 at 7:49 pm
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    Oh my gosh, what a brilliant idea! Great way to show off those older ornaments you’re afraid of breaking, those sentimental items, or lots of other things. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

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  • December 6, 2011 at 2:08 am
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    These are just gorgeous!! I love them!! I’m a new follower!! Love your blog!!

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  • December 6, 2011 at 2:41 am
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    I love how your jar ornaments glisten in the light!
    gail

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  • December 6, 2011 at 5:27 pm
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    I LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS fro Linking up at RAndee’s Organized Chaos!!!

    Ran

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  • December 7, 2011 at 1:05 am
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    LOVE ♥ LoVe ♥ love them!!!! “Everything looks better in a mason jar” I have said… now I know it’s true! So simple and prim ♥
    BlEsSiNgS ~ Kelsey

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  • November 26, 2013 at 7:34 pm
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    I just found you! Happy Day! (and am a couple years behind theses posts). However, I have seen many uses, and repurposes for mason jars, BUT this tree ornament is a first. I adore it! I’ve always liked old jars, and found a way to add them to my Christmas Tree!
    Thank-you, Rebecca.

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  • November 29, 2013 at 4:23 pm
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    you crack me up! Poor Mrs. Claus,,,,,,,I can also sympathize LOL,,,,,,,,

    Love your ornaments,,,,,,I am off to Walmart to buy some mason jars,,,,,,thanks for the wonderful idea!

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