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DIY Winter Mason Jars

I just can’t seem to help myself when it comes to new Christmas crafts! I was browsing through some more Pottery Barn Christmas decor to get inspiration and I came across this beautiful mason jar display. This particular Pottery Barn jar was $64.00 for the larger size!! Bahahahahah! That would be the day I spent that much on a jar of nothing!

 I have always loved mason jars though because they are so versatile. You can use them to decorate, store or organize so many things. As for decorating with them, they are so much more affordable than buying glass vases. But $64.0o….please!!! I knew I could make it way cheaper. So I sauntered on over to Rona and bought 12 jars for $12.00. But I still thought it needed more of a winter-y touch, so I grabbed a bag of Epsom salt for $6.00 and back home to the craft cave!

All you need is:

  • mason jars
  • epsom salt (they come in different scents too)
  • tea light candle
  • fake pine or decor piece (optional)
  • hemp, string or ribbon to tie around the top

I created two sets of three. One without candles and one with candles. I love how they turned out and I hope you do to.

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Dont fret! Once Christmas is over you can re-use the epsom salt and re-use the mason jars! Me? Waste anything? I think not. So here are some great uses for mason jars once the snow has melted. (I apologize for the pictures that I couldn’t find a link for) Happy Crafting!

www.casasugar.com

http://epherielldesigns.com/mason-jar-craft-storage

http://chezbeeperbebe.blogspot.ca/2009/07/tutorial-how-to-make-mason-jar-lantern.html

http://thoughtpantry.wordpress.com/2012/05/14/motivational-monday-mason-jars/

http://www.quadcitymomsblog.com/2011/12/05/diy-winter-holiday-crafts/

http://hernandohouse.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/easy-update-mason-jar-storage/

http://www.thehomecraftcottage.com/Mason-Jar-Storage-Basket-Quart-370030T.htm

www.etsy.com

Thank goodness I am in charge of the decorating. When my hubby saw me crafting with my mason jars he questioned my sanity. If it were up to him, mason jars would only serve these two purposes.

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Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love,  every time we give, it’s Christmas.

0 thoughts on “DIY Winter Mason Jars

  1. You may have been considered cheap, you may call yourself frugal. However, I say, you are gifted, talented and smart. Love you DIY posts.

  2. Reblogged this on PhoPort and commented:
    A great blogg for those that love DIY – Do It Yourself.