FFf Eclectic Red Barn: Holiday Mason Jars

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Holiday Mason Jars

It seems that so many of us just love mason jars, myself included. They are so great to decorate with.  I have many from my Grandmother which I try to keep separate. About 5 years ago when I lived in Pittsburgh, I drove to Vermont to visit my grand kids in the summer. That year I went to a garage sale late one afternoon. They still had many items to sell and I think they were getting tired. 

There were three boxes of mason jars. Needless to say, I was on them immediately. She had them priced at $5 per box. I am not sure how many were in each box - somewhere between 10 - 14 each. Some were large, but most of them were the small ones and all had their lids, like the ones in my picture below.

She saw me looking at them and said, "you can have all of them for $5". I tried not to fall over and grabbed them up before anyone else did. Since there was only one other person there, I was pretty safe.
Eclectic Red Barn: Mason Jar Holiday Decor with tray

These two mason jars were part of that find. I still have two boxes of them in the barn.

I have made some into mason jar lights. I have a tutorial on how to do this and you can find it here. I didn't want to do candles this time so I thought some bulbs would be nice.

I started with two mason jars. These are bluish ones. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Blue Mason Jars
I wanted something for snow and since I was heading  to Home Depot anyway, I would see what they had. I found this bag of frosty flurries.
Eclectic Red Barn: Frosty Flurries

Perfect and only $1.98.  I added the snow and then some silver bulbs. I had a few different sizes.
Eclectic Red Barn: Christmas Bulbs inside Mason Jars
Next, I needed something around the top. I tied some burlap, since I love burlap too.
Eclectic Red Barn: Mason Jars with burlap ties

It still needed more. I had bought this tinsel rope at Walmart. Love this stuff. It is on wire so it bends easily.
Eclectic Red Barn: Frosty flurries

I tied it over the burlap and added some greenery and some silver/white decor from an old wreath.
Eclectic Red Barn: Mason jars decorated for Christmas
Added some more decor - more bulbs and these cute little tree tea lights.
Eclectic Red Barn: Mason jars decorated for Christmas with tea lights
I had this silver tray that was in very bad shape so I sprayed it white.
Eclectic Red Barn: Mason Jar Holiday Decor with tray
I love the fact that I can lift the tray off my table any time I need to.

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  1. Those look fabulous. The jars alone would have been a great find but with those kind of lids on them WOW.

  2. I love these Bev. They look great. I want to make some too. Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

  3. These look so nice! Great use of mason jars. I'm hosting a giveaway for a beautiful chandelier that you should enter! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/12/master-bedroom-reveal-and-chandelier.html

  4. This is so beautiful and what a great garage sale find! I hope you'll share this on Thank Goodness It's Thursday at http://www.jordansonion.blogspot.com/2013/12/thank-goodness-its-thursday-blog-party.html - the party is live now

  5. Great finds, great ball jars.
    I have done the same and added vintage bulbs, pine cones, acorns and other holiday finds, much fun!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Visiting from Knick of Time today.

  6. Absolutely adorable! I love the wired tinsel and the painted tray is a nice touch!


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