Use these versatile jars to create natural Christmas Mason Jar Centerpieces and grow beautiful Paperwhites in Jars.
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It’s Day 8 and we are sharing Christmas In A Jar Ideas!
I just might have a slight obsession with mason jars. I use them for everything around my house…from packing salads to vases to holding our spare change in our laundry room. So, naturally they needed to play a part in my Christmas decor!
This Christmas I used mason jars two different ways and I am so excited to share these ideas with you.
Mason Jar Centerpiece
It is so easy to create this simple and natural centerpiece!
- mason jar
- boxwood clipping
- fresh cranberries
- tealight candle
- Clip some fresh boxwood and add it to a mason jar.
- Fill the jar with water and add fresh cranberries to the top of the jar.
- Lastly, just add a tealight candle.
I love the natural green and red colors with the glow of the candlelight.
Paperwhites in a Jar
The second idea is one that I have been doing for many years. This project involves a little planning ahead, and it results in delightful decorations and/or gifts. One year, I made these jars of Paperwhites for many of my friends and they were well received. They are so simple to make, but grow into beautiful, fragrant blooms.
- mason jar
- pea gravel
- Paperwhite bulb
- hot glue (optional for decorations)
- Fill the jar about 3/4 of the way up with pea gravel.
- Add the Paperwhite bulb to the top, pressing the bulb into the pea gravel. The pointed side of the bulb should be facing up.
- Fill the jar with water. The water should reach the bottom of the bulb.
- Using a small dot of hot glue, add some holiday ribbon and/or festive decorations to the rim of the lid.
- If you are giving this Paperwhite jar as a gift, add a gift tag.
Note: Paperwhites take between 4 and 6 weeks to bloom and last several weeks.
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