Here is a really simple 5 minute project to be festive for Memorial Day and the 4th of July. These vases are easy to make and no commitment- unlike spray painting a mason jar.
You simply tie some burlap and a little festive ribbon and you are done! Plus I used one bunch of hydrangeas for $5 from Trader Joes and got 3 Mason Jars from the bunch. Talk about inexpensive!
These literally take minutes to put together and you can use whatever size jar you prefer. The smaller size jars I used are perfect for smaller arrangements of flowers, votive candles, to hold utensils, sparklers or glow sticks for the kiddos.
I simply cut a piece of burlap to fit around the jar. I used glue dots to secure the ends to the jar in the back. You can hot glue as well or just a piece of clear tape should hold it in place.
Then I took the ribbon and just tied it to fit. I didn’t even secure the ribbon and it stays in place. I used (2) different styles of ribbon that I picked up on clearance at Joann’s for $.89 each.
You can tie a little bow in front or just fit around the jar and tape the ends to the back- like a band. These look good either way.
Here is how these look without a tied knot in the front and just the band of ribbon:
And here is how they look with candles inside-
So if you need a little something for 4th of July give these a shot!
Sarah Peterson says
I love this so much it actually inspired my wreath for this summer. Thanks for being so creative! If you’d like to see it you can look at it here http://www.lifeshouldcostless.com/2014/05/patriotic-wreath-for-summer-2014-with.html
What size mason jar did you use? And what is the width of the burlap ribbon and accent ribbon that you used? It’s hard to tell scale in the photos. Where did you get the cut mums that you used in the Memorial Day photos? No Trader Joe’s near me anymore, unfortunately 🙁 These are really cute – thanks for sharing!
Kelley- those are pint size jars. The ribbon is about 2 inches or so. You’ll probably need to see what is available at your store. I would look at your favorite store to buy flowers and see what white flowers they have available. Anything would work. Good luck!