I was visiting at my aunt’s house and saw a counter full of used glass jars. They were shaped perfectly and immediately my mind went to how I could possibly reuse them. My first thought was to make a decorative jar filled with flowers. My second thought was that I would paint the flowers with glow in the dark paint. Okay. I gave up the second idea even though I bought the spray-on paint from Walmart. So, I went to Dollar Tree and purchased the items that I didn’t have for the project. Then, came home and started working.
These are some of the items needed for decorating glass jars.
- glass jars
- wire cutters
- artificial flowers (small enough to fit into jar)
- floral foam
- LED Tough Light (you may be lucky enough to have one already)
- reindeer moss (or whatever material you will use to hide the foam in jar)
- hot glue gun or tape
That little bird in the picture didn’t make this project. Maybe it can be used in another project.
Before you begin, cover the counter top. You may want to use gloves, also. The moss may cause itching to the skin. (You can use some other type of material besides the moss) Wash your jars ahead of time. I soaked the jars in soapy water for hours. The labels came off easily from the jars.
Cut the foam to the size that you will need. Using the wire cutters, cut flowers to desired height. Get the flowers to the thickness that you would like.
Squeeze into the jar. I put the moss around the bottom of the flowers to hide the foam.
Use a knife or some type of object to press the moss down neatly around the flowers.
This is the how the project looks at this point.
To add another touch, I glued some leaves and flowers to the jar lid. Now, that gave it a pretty touch. It looked kind of incomplete without the leaves and flowers on top of lid. The jars look nice….but something is missing.
I thought it would look really cute if I could have some light inside the jar. It would definitely enhance the appearance of the flowers. Plus, it would show up nicely at night when sitting on the counter. So, I found one of those LED touch lights that are sometimes used under cabinets or in closets for extra lighting. I taped it inside the jar’s lid. It didn’t fit as neatly as I wanted but it made the flowers look fantastic during the evenings/nights. (Just look at the pic at the top of this post. They look so nice at night.) I only put one light inside one of the jars. That way, I would be able to show the difference between a lit jar and one that’s not. I definitely like the one with the light. It looks lovely sitting in my mother’s kitchen. So gorgeous! I’m sure that you can come up with many uses for these decorative jars. Perhaps, they could be used as table decor during a special event, dinner, gathering, etc.
Have you made a DIY project with glass or mason jars? How did it turn out?