Painted Mason Jars Vases – Painted mason jars originally were produced for canning of fruits and vegetables, which gives many of us visions of grandma’s kitchen. But when these glass jars filled with autumn flowers, they have an old-fashioned appeal and is charming when displayed on a table or windowsill. The most inexperienced person can add a simple bunch of flowers fall into a painted mason jar and has very beautiful results.
Flowers in a painted mason jars gives a cheerful and inexpensive way to express a simple message to the recipient. Place a few inches of clear marbles in the bottom of your jar and fill it with water. Collect some bright fall flowers such as mums, and put a clear rubber band around the stems a few inches below the flowers. The bouquet will be full. Put your flowers in the jar so that they form a hill over the top. Tie several pieces of raffia around the top of the jar. Clip a card with your message with a spring clothespin. Tie the clothespin to the base.
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A grouping of several small bouquets of flowers may have the same effect as a large bouquet in painted mason jars, but is easier to do. Fill three Painted mason jars with water. Cut enough fall flowers to make three full bouquets. Proposed flowers are dahlias, large marigolds, mums, cone flowers and delphiniums. Add twigs with colored leaves on each bouquet and place in painted mason jars. Tie a raffia bow around the top of each jar and cluster cans in the middle of the table.