Shabby Chic Christmas Mason Jar

Mason Jars, Shabby Chic and Christmas ~ to me, that’s the perfect combination.  I have recently realized how awesome Mason Jars are.  I have always saved glass jars for ‘stuff’ but didn’t realize it was a trend or that other people did it until the explosion of Mason Jar Awesomeness I’ve been seeing. With the Holidays quickly approaching {it’s almost like whiplash how fast it seems to come…and go!} it’s time to start thinking about decorating and gift giving and the awesome Mason Jar comes to the rescue. Shabby Chic Holiday Mason Jar I also love Shabby Chic and Vintage so combined the two to create this SUPER EASY TO MAKE Christmas in a Jar. Supplies: I started with an Atlas Mason Jar that I bought from an Antique Store a while ago.  It did not have a lid but I had some from a spaghetti jar that fit…not snugly but just enough for this project.  You can use any Mason Jar~I just wanted to keep with the vintage theme so chose this one. Tim Holtz idea-ology Woodlands (brush trees and wreath) Tim Holtz idea-ology mini lantern (2 AA Batteries for the landern) Mod Podge Sparkle Self-Adhesive Gems Double-sided tape Silver Garland Fake Snow Printed out Vintage Music Sheet {I chose this Silent Night Print}

1.  Add self-adhesive gems to tree and wreath. 2.  Lightly brush Mod Pod Sparkle to the tips of the tree{s} and wreath. 3.  Use double-side tape to adhere the tree to the bottom center of your jar. 4.  Sprinkle fake snow around the bottom of the jar.   5.  Place music sheet in jar behind tree {I also used double-sided tape to attach this}. 6.  Hang Lantern on the top of the jar allowing the wire to come out the back and behind the jar. 7.  Paint lid.  When dry hot glue the garland around the rim and add the wreath in the center. There you have it!

I joined the following awesome ladies below for this Holiday Mason Jar Craft Extravaganza ~ be sure to stop by their blogs and see what they created.  The hop will also be going on tomorrow and on Friday there will be a HUGE linky party where you can add your Holiday Mason Jar Creations and your one link will be seen across ALL of these blogs!

1. Free Pretty Things For You 2. The Cottage Market 3. The Shabby Creek Cottage 4. The Country Chic Cottage 5. The Gunny Sack 6. The New York Melrose Family 7. Cupcakes and Crinoline 8. It All Started with Paint 9. Mason Jar Crafts Love 10. Yesterday on Tuesday 1 1. Two Shades of Pink 12. A Pumpkin and a Princess 13. Crafts with Jars 14. Lolly Jane


Sharing at:  Katherines Corner, Imparting Grace, Inspiration Gallery, Inspire Me Please, Monday Funday, Clever Chicks, Shabby Art BoutiqueWork it Wednesday, Home Goods

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  1. Hi there! how are you. This is sooooooo adorable! Love the combination of a bottle brush and wonderful sheet music…the light however is the PERFECT touch!!!! So happy to be doing this mason jar extravaganza with you! Sending hugs!

    • Thank you SO MUCH, Andrea! I appreciate you stopping by and I am over the moon happy to be partying with you ~ I’m a big fan of your creativity!

  2. Oh my gosh! It lights up!!! I was so frazzled last night, I didn’t even see that!!! HOW COOL!!! You Rocked this my dear!! :D
    Keren´s last blog post ..Free Naughty Not Nice Mason Jar Chocolate Gift Printables

  3. Your jar is so beautiful, Mary Beth! I love that mini lantern!! The jar would be fun to look at during the day and at night.
    Tonia´s last blog post ..Peppermint Pampering Gifts In Jars For Homemade Christmas Gifts

  4. I adore the little lantern inside Mary Beth. So gorgeous! I just love it.
    Jenny´s last blog post ..Mason Jar Peppermint Cupcakes

  5. awww how adorable! Love the music sheet background – it’s the perfect touch!

  6. IT LIGHTS UP!!!!!!! Could this be any cuter? I adore it so much. I decorated last year with vintage sheet music so this is near and dear to my heart too. You totally nailed this project girl! I truly love it and your creativity!

  7. I love this Mary Beth!! :) The fact that it lights up is just a bonus!
    Angie @ CCC´s last blog post ..Coconut Almond Granola Gift in a Jar

  8. How cute! I love it, and the little lantern is adorable. The perfect touch to light up the sheet music in the background.
    Linda @ Mixed Kreations´s last blog post ..Easy Braided Bangle

    • Thank you, Linda. I love the little lantern as well ~ maybe I’ll keep an eye open for some little carolers to add to the ‘scene’.

      Have a great week,

      Mary Beth

  9. Mary Beth, This is so sweet! I want one. The light inside is so unique! ~Jeanette
    Jeanette´s last blog post ..Google Link Party Grow Your Circles

    • Thank you, Jeanette! I love how it lights up as well and it takes regular batteries so I can keep it lit through the holidays.

      Mary Beth

  10. I just love this shabby chic mason jar craft!!! And I think the hanging lantern that lights up may just be my favorite, favorite part of your amazing project!!!!

    So happy to be a part of this fun holiday mason jar party with you!

    :) Linda
    Linda @ it all started with paint´s last blog post ..Thanksgiving Wreath

  11. This is so adorable loving how it lights up

  12. What a great idea. My mom would love this!
    Natalie pozniak´s last blog post ..11/365

    • Thanks, Natalie! Other than the Mason Jar I got everything else at JoAnn Fabrics in case you want to make one for your Mom. Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by.

  13. I love the little mini lantern. I want one, too. :) Thanks for the inspiration!! Linda

    • Thanks so much, Linda ~ when I saw that lantern and realized it lit up I knew I had to have it for some project. :) Have a wonderful day. hugs, mb

  14. MB– What a charming project and the fact the lantern lights up is just delightful! You are so clever (and crafty)! LOVE x a million!
    malia´s last blog post ..Winter Wonderland Mason Jar Craft

  15. Great idea! I’d love to give this a try…
    Melody K´s last blog post ..Many Hands Make Light Work

  16. Ooooh this is darling! That lantern really ties it all together. :) Cute!

  17. Love this, I actually just made a few myself, but I didn’t think of the lantern – WOW!
    Kristy, Life-n-Reflection´s last blog post ..Inspired Notebook: Harvest Party

  18. This is so cute!!!!! I love the bottle brush trees too. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. ♥
    Katherines Corner´s last blog post ..A New Way To Organize Recipes

  19. Such great ideas! I love how yours turned out. I’m hosting a pillow covers giveaway that you should enter.
    Kayla @ Home Coming´s last blog post ..Michelle Dwight Designs Pillow Cover Giveaway

  20. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing this great Mason jar idea–love it!
    Richella Parham´s last blog post ..Pumpkin Cake with cream cheese frosting

  21. Original, romantic …. amazing! I like very much your jar in winter version! A hug from Italy. Paola from
    paola´s last blog post ..Tepore di casa

  22. This is adorable. Love that little lantern especially!

  23. I am love with this project! Love that little light :)

  24. Mary Beth, this is just so beautiful! I absolutely love it and it’s totally Christmas in a jar! :) Thank you for sharing and pinning! Have a happy Friday! xoxo
    Cindy Eikenberg´s last blog post ..Candy Coated Winter Oreos

  25. That looks adorable with the little lantern, very festive!!
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  26. I absolutely love this. I have a little obsession with putting things in jars, under glass, etc. I saw this over at LooksiSquare where coincidentally I’d just submitted a little tree vignette in a storage jar. Pinning this and gotta get one or two of those lanterns!

  27. Hi Mary Beth, we love anything with mason jars and this is really impressive! The lantern is pure genius! Thanks for linking up to our blog party. Happy holidays. Your friends at HomeGoods


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