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Fall Mason Jar Display

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Fall Mason Jar Centerpiece Makeover

One of my very first blog posts was a mason jar box hubs made me for spring.   You can see the tutorial for building it here.

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Spring Colours

For this blog post I am sharing how I updated it for fall.   I purchased some dollar store moss, a length of burlap ribbon and grey paint.  The rest of the items I gathered from shopping at home.  I prefer reusing items when I can as it saves on both cost and storage.

Silhouette Method

I replaced the coral with grey paint.  I purchased the silhouette pattern for Gather and using freezer paper I made a stencil.

I outlined the word first using a  pencil and then hand painted the letters with acrylic paint and a small brush.

Chalk Transfer Method

If you don’t have a cutter you can still do this project by transfering letters using Word and chalk.

Create Gather on whatever program you prefer.  Flip the letters horizontally so they are backwards and print.

Place the printout up against a window, backside towards you.  This helps you see the letters. Carefully fill in the letters using chalk.  Once it is covered in chalk,  place it chalk side down on your wood and rub.

You will have enough of an outline that you can outline the letters and then paint.

 I have used this one several projects,  it takes longer but it works very well.

Mason Jar Display

Now the fun easy part.

Instead of using the antique jars for vases this time I used them as candle holders.

DIY, Woodworking, Fall, DecorPlace styrofoam  at 2″, 3″ and 4″ heights, this will stagger the jar heights.  You can use any styrofoam you have available, or small bits of wood.  The measurements  don’t have to be exact as long as the height differences are the same.  Place the styrofoam at one end of the box right next to each other.


Fill each jar with three inches of salt, then add little tea lights.  Place the jars on top of the styrofoam.

Burlap, Cotton Boll, DIY, Farmhouse, Woodworking, mason jarTie a bow around the end of the box .  For this centerpiece I used burlap, but a pretty muslin bow would work as well.

To play on the word Gather, gather a bunch of little fall items, cones, nuts, mini pumpkins, acorns, cotton bolls. I had a little basket so I used it as well.


To save on the amount of moss you need, fill the box with crumbled tissue paper, parchment paper,  tea towels whatever you can think of that you have on hand.

Place the moss on top  making sure to cover all the tissue paper.  Decorate  with your gathered items.


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I placed this by the front door in the entry foyer.    It matches the key cabinet pretty well.


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I know that a lot of the things I make are white.  Seeing as my car is white as well, I guess I have to admit it’s my favorite colour.

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10 thoughts on “Fall Mason Jar Display

  1. Leanna, the best thing about white is that it works year round. As time goes by, I’m adding more and more white myself. Your box and mason jars are perfect!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. 🙂

    1. Hi Pam: I found that little basket at a gift shop and bought it not really knowing where I would use it.

      Thank you for commenting.

  2. Leanna that is quite a transformation. It went from nice to extraordinary. All the little details you have added, such as the stencil and the burlap make it very special indeed. And white is the perfect backdrop for all the texture you have incorporated into the vignette.

    1. Hi Mary: Thank you for the kind feedback. I think we have a lot in common, we both enjoy shopping from home first and updating it. Especially now that I have started to blog, I need to come up with new ideas from things I have on hand. Otherwise I would need to add an addition for the collections.


  3. I love the update!! You are the second person I have seen that has used freezer paper to make a stencil…I am going to have to try that (stencils are normally not my friend, lol) Thanks for sharing at TaDa Thursday!!!

    1. Thank you Susanne.

      I read that you can use mod podge to hold down your stencil so their are no leaks. On white paint I am pretty sure this would stain it. I found using very tiny amounts of paint at a time really helped.

      Nothing is worse than going for the big ta da moment and having to sand.


  4. My daughter name is Leanna, I love the jars in the wooden box, This is very inspiring because I have a jar project coming up in a few weeks! Not sure what to do but probably will paint them.

    1. Hi Maria: I look forward to seeing your jars. I haven’t painted jars yet, hopefully I will make something with painted jars for Christmas.

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