As fall approaches and you begin using your canned fruits and vegetables, consider a creative use for your empty mason jars. From flower vases to wedding centerpieces, recycled mason jars have become a popular DIY medium. Here at Lace Heaven, we have compiled a list of some of our favorite fall mason jar projects. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
Autumn Leaf Candles
Collect some red, orange and yellow toned leaves from the front yard – or pick up some ornamental versions from the craft store – to get started on this craft. Using a sponge brush, apply Mod Podge to the outside of your mason jar. Stick your leaf to the area and paint more Mod Podge on top. Continue to do this, overlapping leaves until the glass is covered to your liking. A beautiful centerpiece for your dining room table or accent above the fireplace, this craft is fun and easy to make. For instructions, click here.
Get ready for this spooky holiday by creating Halloween themed luminaries. Place them along your walkway or on the front porch to welcome trick-or-treaters to your home! Apply a layer of acrylic paint to the outside of your mason jars and decorate with ghoulish faces. Orange jack-o-lanterns, a green Frankenstein and white ghosts are a couple of our favorite options. For instructions, click here.
Fall Scented Air Freshener
Enjoy the comfort of fall scents with these simple mason jar air fresheners. Warm cinnamon, fresh apple and tangy orange will make any room feel like home. Combine polymer absorbent crystals and your favorite essential oils, adding water until there is no dry powder left. Fill a mason jar with the mixture, and cover the open jar with a piece of lace. Screw on the lid’s ring to hold in place. A lovely hostess gift as the weather grows cooler, seal the lid to keep the scented polymer fresh. For instructions, click here.
Pumpkin Mason Jars
Another wonderful centerpiece or hostess gift, these pumpkin mason jars can be filled with autumn hued candy for a sweet surprise. All you need is orange and brown paint, green card stock and a wood peg. Purchase a couple different sized jars to create a mini pumpkin patch. For instructions, click here.
Have your own mason jar craft to share? We would love to learn. For all your craft supply needs, head to our online store. As the weather grows colder and we head indoors, there will be plenty of time to spend crafting. Check back for more DIY ideas soon!