When I asked you to share your best mason jar ideas in last week’s blog, you crafty girls delivered! From simple centerpieces to creative canning, here are some of my favorites:

From mason jar maven Sharon:

“I started canning last year and love my mason jars! I love coming up with recipes to can, and then making homemade labels with cardstock (and I have used twine too!), then giving them as gifts all year long. I have to say that my shelf with full jars looks really cool too. I use my jars for storage for things like flax seed and baking supplies, and they work well for candy jars too. It gives the kitchen a great feel…A great source for jars is yard sales! Also, the Ball website has coupons, and you can order cases online!

From bride-to-be Alysha:

“I’m using mason jars in my wedding. They are going to be for my centerpieces, with Gerbera daisies. I hand-tied ribbons around the mouth of the jar, using the same ribbon we used on our invites. We are also using smaller jars for our candles. We’re putting sand in the bottom, and putting tea lights on top of the sand. We’re also using them as penholders at our guestbook-signing table. I love them because they are so versatile and inexpensive, and we can use them after the wedding as well!

From doting daughter Amy:

“I had a surprise 60th birthday party for my mom in November. I had mason jars with white beans inside and fall flowers as the centerpieces…really pretty. Some of the guests asked to take them home, and now I have them around my house too!

From southern girl Krista:

“For my wedding, I had ribbon bows on mason jars with tea lights in them. I also filled some of the jars with candy corn and had chrysanthemums spilling out over the top. For casual entertaining, you can also place a fabric napkin and coordinating silverware inside the jar with cute name tags: you have your drinking glass, silverware, place setting and place cards all in one!

Thanks for all your great ideas! Do you have pictures of your latest mason jar crafts? Upload them to your profile and “like” them so we can all get inspired!

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