Frugal Mason Jars Centerpieces

AFM mason jar centerpiece

This upcoming weekend we will be hosting a graduation party for my daughter. It is hard to believe that she graduated with her high school diploma and as well as from the community college with her associates in arts degree. We wanted to wait until all of her friends were done with their graduation parties to have hers. We ended up choosing the 14th only to find out a week ago that is the day that our beloved Railhawks will be playing Chivas USA. This will be yet another game we will miss. (Insert loud sobs and massive tears now and little okay not so little but big temper tantrums by me). With all that we have been going through you know that we have been struggling with things financially so we wanted to make her party as frugal as we could. That is where these frugal Mason jar centerpieces come into play.

I will show how you can make these for nothing or from items you have on hand. First I would be remiss if I did not thank my wonderful friends Courtney from Coco Darlings and Cindi from Down Home Magazine for all their help and letting me borrow their vintage stuff. All my mason jars except for a few came from these two ladies. I am so blessed to have them in my life and that they are always willing to share.

Now here is what you need to make these beautiful Mason jar centerpieces.

  • Mason Jars (borrowed so free for me)
  • Heavy Twine ( I was given some at Christmas, so it was free for me)
  • Decorative accessories ( These were left over from another project I had)
  • Card Stock
  • A picture that you want to place in the jar
  • Sand
  • Hot glue and hot glue gun

The first thing we did was take the image we wanted and made copies on our printer. If you want to take yours to print shop, that is fine. But since I am still not driving, I have to make do with what I can do.  Next, fill the Mason jar about ¼ of the way full with sand. Then we placed the picture inside the jar. Tie a piece of twine around the lip of the jar. Then hot glue your decorative accessory on the outside, in our case it was a flower.

Yep folks it was that easy. The whole project cost me nothing because I either borrowed the items or used items I had on hand to make these beautiful Mason jar centerpieces. Look for more posts on how we used Mason jars in this shabby chic vintage graduation party in the upcoming week.

Now tell me what have you used Mason Jars for?? I am always looking for new ideas.

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  1. I love the country charm that a mason jar brings when using it for decor. This is so cute!

  2. We’ve used mason jars as drinking cups at our house ever since we were first married. I feel like I’m finally trendy!! Ha! We also use them to store toothbrushes and other bathroom necessities.

  3. I love this idea. I am going to create a Top 10 things to do with mason jars. They are so popular right now and I know you can get a group of them at good prices at many retailers.

  4. So pretty! We did something similar for my hubby’s grandparent’s 60th anniversary! It was a big hit! And congrats to your daughter, how amazing! It’s not often a high schooler can finish their associates AND get their high school diploma at the same time, wow! And thanks for being a co-host with us over at the #HomeMattersParty – you are tons of fun to work with!

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