How to Gift A Mason Jar

December 8th, 2010 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Shes a natural beauty.
The tried and true Mason jar...combined with nature shes stellar.
The old zinc lids contain glass. Good thing to know!
Before drilling you will want to remove the glass. If you dont it will be an earth shattering experience. I break it out with a hammer and screwdriver. Wear safety glasses!
Ater the glass has been removed drill a hole in the center. This will allow you to attach the top to your hostess gift and make it ready to use as a bud vase ater the holidays. My hole is one inch, but yours can be any appropriate size for the lid.
Glass, without glass, with hole, without hole,
Fill the jar with moist sand.
Add moss to top for color and texture.
Using ribbon or twine to give the jar a necktie.
Fill with greens of your choice. I like to use Blueberry Juniper in the mix. It plays beautifully off of the galvanized
Set your jar on a tree cookie and garnish.
Well lookie cookie here. A hostess gift that keeps on giving.
Shes a natural beauty.

She's a natural beauty.

Mason jars have been around for a long time and are here to stay. I don't do much canning (imagine that) but I do use them for a host of other things. This one is a twofer. A holiday hostess gift that can be used as a bud vase all year long. A grouping of these with greens or flowers is drop dead gorgeous.

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Comments (7)

barbie writes: Great idea! So glad I found your site!

barbie Posted: 8:11 am on December 13th
RustyDiva writes: I just love the simplicity of this Sue! Of course mother nature makes it all that more beautiful. Wonderful hostess gift!

Kenda Posted: 9:11 am on December 10th
MimiToria writes: Wayyyy cool!
Too funny Jim with you and your Bud. lol
Gretchen Posted: 4:39 pm on December 9th
Junkpony writes: What a great idea... very cool! Posted: 6:37 am on December 9th
JunkArchitect writes: You're really cranking out some amazing holiday creations.
It's truly a more meaningful gift than just grabbing something at the drugstore on your way to the party.
Something I've NEVER, EVER done!
I'm assuming the "Host" gift might have a different kind of Bud in it.


Posted: 6:28 am on December 9th
georgiamoon writes: Happy Holidays! This sure is beautiful, what a sensational gift this would be. I guess you would have to be a hostess to get one of these. Hmmm, I'll give that some thought. Love all of your holiday projects, Georgia Posted: 4:27 pm on December 8th
bev1955 writes: Love It! Thanks for the idea! Posted: 4:10 pm on December 8th
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