Mason Jars are all the rage these days. Today I’m sharing how to create DIY Mason Jar Flower Arrangements with blooms and blossoms from your garden. These arrangements are easy and cost-effective to create. They are oh so lovely, fragrant and are sure to add a touch of vintage elegance to any wedding, shower or home decor.
I created these Mason Jar Flower Arrangements the day of my friend’s wedding in less than an hour with flowers from my garden. The restaurant where the reception was held had a wall with shelves filled with awful looking fake flower arrangements. We removed the fake flowers the night before and filled the space with candles. With no time or funds to order fresh flowers to fill the gaps I came up with the idea to create quick and cost-effective Mason Jar arrangements.
Armed with a spool of ribbon, garden shears and a case of Mason Jars (what crafter doesn’t have a case of Mason Jars on hand at all times?) I was able to turn a drab entryway display into a lovely backdrop for the wedding party and guests grand entrance. In addition to the beauty of the fresh flowers themselves they also provided a fresh fragrance that wafted down the hall as wedding guests arrived.
My secret weapon was these little beauties from my garden…Bachelor’s Button! Bachelor’s Buttons are from the Cornflower family and received their name due to their popularity as Boutonniere flowers. They are self seeding perennials that will provide beautiful blooms from late spring to midsummer. This is a foolproof flower for any gardener. I’m a novice gardener myself and have had nothing but good luck with these guys. Read more about Bachelor’s Button and how to grow them HERE.
How to Make Mason Jar Flower Arrangements
If you don’t have a home garden to gather flowers from you can also create these mason jar arrangements with flowers from the grocery store. I purchased a package of daisies and babies breath to add to my arrangements for less than $10.
- Mason Jars
- Glass Marbles or gems
- David Tutera Rhinestone Hair Snaps (available at Joann’s)
- Fresh flowers (I used Bachelor’s Buttons, Lilacs, Daisies, and Babies Breath)
STEP 1: Snip Fresh Flowers from your garden or purchase bundles from your local florist or Grocery store. Bundles of Daisies and Babies Breath are inexpensive and will fill out a sparse arrangement beautifully!
*TIP* Incorporating lilacs into your arrangement will provide a lovely soft fragrance. I snipped lilacs from my bloomerang lilac bush.
STEP 2: Fill Mason Jars with glass marbles and add water.
STEP 3: Cut a length of ribbon to wrap around top of Mason Jar. Secure ribbon with David Tutera Rhinestone Hair Snaps (available at Joann’s in packs of 4)
*TIP* You can also use hot glue and stick on rhinestones.
STEP 4: Arrange flowers and display!
*TIP* If you will be adding lilacs to your arrangement add them first and arrange other flowers around them.
As you can see these DIY Mason Jar Flower arrangements are easy and cost-effective to create. They are both beautiful and fragrant. If you are short on time and wedding day flower funds this is a great option to add vintage elegance to your big day without sacrificing style!
For more Wedding Day DIY projects check out these Tutorials…
Have a blooming day!