Mounds of Mason Jars

After we hosted our DIY dinner party, we had all of these mason jars leftover.  So we thought, why not upcycle these vintage glasses for the holidays?  Check out our favorites!

Beautiful winter scene!
This is a perfect way to organize materials for wrapping gifts or any other office supplies you have around the house.
This is in honor of Laura because she makes the most amazing terrariums.  Just tie a ribbon around the top and give it as a gift.
I made these and I placed them on my fireplace mantel. I am in love with them!
These are a perfect centerpiece for a holiday dinner or to add some warmth around your house.
This is our favorite idea. This is a gorgeous chandelier made out of things we already have=genius!
We got this idea off of Pinterest. We made homemade bath scrubs and put them in mason jars for gifts.
Use your favorite color and hot glue the fabric around the jars. You then have unique vases to display your favorite winter flowers in.
Create a warm and inviting entry for guests during the Christmas season. Fill mason jars with Epsom salt for a snowy, winter look. Add small votive candles and line the walkway for a true holiday welcoming. Design by Melissa MichaelsShare This Photo Gallery  Facebook Twitter Link to this Photo Gallery:     Get Step-By-Step Instructions  How to Make Gold-Leafed Holiday Candlesticks
Fill the mason jars with fake snow and place a candle inside. Line them up by your door or porch and you have created a warm and inviting entry for guests during the holidays.

DIY Dinner Party | Part 2

We had been planning to host a holiday dinner party for some time. The most appealing part of this so called ‘project’ was decorating the table! We wanted to stick with an organic, yet elegant ambiance. Taking a few ideas from our cocktail party last week, I think we added the perfect amount of holiday decor to complete this table setting.  Here is what we did:

Pre-Setup.  It helps to display everything that needs to be used beforehand. That way you can visualize the locations for each object. Here is what we used: 1) mason jars 2) old candlesticks 3) rosemary sprigs 4) a mismatch collection of  plates 5) twine 6) berry branches 7) wine corks 8) birch (tree) pedestals
Crafting the ‘little details’.
Probably our favorite part. We trimmed a few branches from an outside tree and clustered the branches together to create this branch & berry chandelier. We held it together with twine and a dab of hot glue.
Rosemary sprigs. Take a sprig or two and tie some twine around the base to accent the plate.  Plus the rosemary smells amazing!
Looks so great!!!
We found these old decanters at a thrift store. I think they add the perfect classy touch!
Birch. Candles. Ball Jars.
Berries. Up close and personal:)
Cork & Pine. We took a few wine corks and stuck pine tree branches on the top (thanks Pinterest:). We placed these at each place setting.
Final setting!
I think it’s ready for the guests!

A special thanks to Ryan Moore Photography for shooting these images for us!