Oh my goodness! There are just so many amazing, creative bloggers out here who share their DIY projects with all of us . . . so I couldn’t resist gathering up a collection of DIY holiday home decor ideas made with Mason jars. Since we all love the look of Mason jars, for every reason and every season, here are just a few of the ideas that I found for getting our home ready for Christmas. We’ve been making good progress on getting things put back together around here following the mess that happened in our laundry room when a water pipe broke behind my washing machine at the end of October, but we’re still not quite back to normal. But I still really want to do some festive decorating and creating in the next couple of weeks.
Several of these craft / DIY home decor projects were found on Pinterest, but I tried to find the original blogger / website when possible to give credit to the original creator of each of these beautiful designs. If you want more information on any of these projects, just click on the image or on the links below each image to find the original post.
Since buffalo plaids are really popular this year, it would be fun to create a mantle display for the holidays like this. In our house, we just painted and updated our living room, and this black and white plaid would be perfect. We painted the walls a light gray and all of the trim around the doors and windows are a soft ivory. There are shutters on the windows that we also painted ivory, and we white-washed the fireplace, too. With some of the Mason jars I already have out in my studio, this shouldn’t be too difficult of a project. Check out even more fun holiday decor ideas using Mason jars on Pinterest.
You can put just about any cookie, cake, brownie, soup, or any other kind of recipe ingredients in a pretty jar, tie a ribbon around it, and make an adorable gift. These Mason jar baking mix jars are super cute with just a simple paper doily attached to the front with a gold ribbon wrapped around the jar to hold it in place. Tie a little recipe card with the directions for making the yummy stuff inside the jar into a finished product, and there you have a simple, yet beautiful and practical, gift for the holidays.
Even though these beautiful Mason jars are sold out, you can check back with DebDebsCrafts to see what else is available from her Etsy shop . . . or you can make your own gorgeous shabby chic rustic Mason jars for your home this holiday season. I love the way she has painted these jars with chalk paint and then buffed them up a bit for a more vintage look. The twine or yarn around the top holds a sprig of holly berries and evergreen branches to complete the rustic look. I love these pretty jars! So if you love them, too, then check out DebDebsCrafts and see if she has any more in stock, or try your hand at making a few yourself.
from Twine and Whimsy
Add a pop of traditional Christmas red along with the burnished chalk paint in white and a glossy silver and you’ve got a stunning centerpiece. All lined up in a simple white-washed boy with the word “JOY” stenciled on the side, and you are all set to entertain for the holidays. I actually found this on Pinterest, which led me back to The Craft Nook, which had included this beautiful DIY holiday decor idea in a collection. The original design is from Twine & Whimsy, an Etsy shop that is no longer active. Simple yet really beautiful and classy, this project is definitely one that I would like to try. If you decide to make a holiday centerpiece like this one, I would love to see pictures!
Have you joined Hometalk? I have a page over there, but I haven’t added very much to it yet. That’s mostly because I’m so busy doing all this other stuff, that I keep forgetting to post my creations over there. So when I came across these cute JOY Mason jars, it reminded me that I need to pop on over to Hometalk once or twice a week to see what’s going on. And I should also take a little bit of time to update my own page! You can find the complete tutorial for making these vintage-inspired Mason jars with the cute snowflakes and the letters spelling out the word JOY on the front (I suppose you could make as many as you want and spell out any word that you like . . . maybe “BELIEVE” or even if you have enough Mason jars you could spell out “MERRY CHRISTMAS”!) on Suzanne’s Hometalk page. I sure hope I can find a spot in this house really soon where I can work on some of my own DIY Holiday Mason Jar Home Decor projects!
OK I’m off to sort and organize more stuff around here so that when the mess is finally repaired from the flood I’ll be ready to get busy making more of my own stuff. Hope you are having a blessed Advent as you prepare your heart and your home for Christmas. I’ll be back soon with more DIY Holiday Home projects soon!