Thursday, December 8, 2011

mason jar decor


Canning jars. They are *so very* versatile! 

One of my favorite parts of the Christmas season is all of the lights that come out to brighten our dark evenings. Here in Minnesota it gets dark eeeaaarrrly. Way too early. Or, maybe, perfectly early because it makes the sparkly lights that much easier to see!

Some day I'll share with you the joys that were canning this past fall, but for now, check out what you can do with the leftover jars:

1. Line up some of your favorite glass jars, varying sizes if you can.


2. Add in some "twinkle lights" (or Christmas lights,  if you prefer, but calling them "twinkle" means they can stay up much, much longer).


3. Wait for, oh, 5 pm to roll around and plug them in...


4. Instant warmth! 

Seriously. We had these on during Thanksgiving and everyone agreed they made the room feel cozier. I love plugging them in every night and basking in their glow...and if there's hot chocolate in my hand, all the better. 

Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop!For more ideas, check out the Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop. This week's theme is "holiday decor."



11 comments:

  1. Great idea!! I love how it looks all lit up :)

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  2. Those are beautiful! I think I have some extra mason jars laying around... =)

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  3. I might have to try this!!! It looks amazing!!

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  4. Very pretty. I love glass jars to begin with -- and the lights make them look magical!

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  5. I love this! I will definitely try it when I get the chance.

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  6. I love it! I may try this for my sewing area to make it more festive!

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  7. I'm a total mason jar junkie. Love these ideas!!

    www.matternfamily.com

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  8. Thanks for the blog comment! I'm so glad I stopped over, these twinkle lights are adorable.

    We have a tree in our dinning room that gets wrapped in twinkle lights year round, although the colors sometimes change with the seasons. I love the warm glow in the room when they're turned on. You're right, it makes everything much more cosy.

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  9. i'm lovin' these. might have to pull my mason jars out of the cupboard!

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  10. Beautiful! I love, love this idea :)

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  11. Thank you all for your kind words! I'd love to see pictures if you try it!

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