A Glimpse of Spring and an Embellished Mason Jar Vase

Over the weekend, it felt like SPRING here in Southern California! It was gorgeous, sunny and even in the high 70s. My mom was in town and we spent part of Sunday morning at my favorite farmer’s market. The farmer’s market, the warmer weather, and the beautiful sunshine really had me thinking of Spring. I hadn’t been to the farmer’s market in months even though it’s open year round here. So I haven’t had fresh cut flowers in some time either. And since it was just a lovely day I decided to pick up a small bouquet of flowers. One thing I love about the farmer’s market is that I can get fresh cut flowers for super cheap! I means $3, CHEAP! I love that!

Embellished Mason Jar Vase for Spring When  I got home I put them in a mason jar and called it good. But it was looking a little plain so I decided to whip up a little DIY Embellished Mason Jar Vase.

It’s kind of funny the way this mason jar came together. Sort of embarrassing, really. All of these items were laying on my dining room table because I still had craft supplies out from some old projects, and the key was in the Michaels bag that I had sitting on my table from a shopping trip the day before. My dining table is full of craft stuff and a complete mess.

Embellished Mason Jar Vase for Spring

So, here’s another project where I had all the supplies on hand. I grabbed a mason jar, but any jar that you may have lying around. I wrapped it with a strip of burlap I had leftover from another project, then wrapped some jute on top of the burlap. The key is a fake skeleton key I picked up in the $1 bin of Michaels. They had tons of different looking ones. Really fun! To attach it onto the jar, I wrapped the jute around two or three times then strung on the key and continued wrapping. That’s all that took.

Embellished Mason Jar Vase for Spring

I really love how easy it is to dress up a mason jar. They are really so versatile. And this embellished mason jar vase is so lovely. The jute and the skeleton key give it a vintage feel, that I love.
Embellished Mason Jar Vase for Spring


It’s such a simple way to dress up a vase. I love it. And it’s perfect for Spring! Now, if only that gorgeous Spring weather would return!

Linking up to some of these great parties and to The Shabby Creek Cottage, Fox Hollow Cottage, The DIY Showoff, 6 Days of Spring Link Party


  1. says

    Chelsea, it looks great! You are SO creative. I love the burlap, love the jute (so popular right now) and love the skeleton key. Mostly, I love how you put it all together. Well done! Enjoy your weekend!


  2. DesignedByBH says

    I love this! One of my besties is getting married in June and she wants to use mason jars/burlap as part of her centerpieces. I’m definitely sending her this idea. Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. Heather says

    I have an antique key just like that! What a pretty vase for spring! I love all the layering of texture you gave it! Thanks so much for linking up to Project Inspired – you made my day 😀

  4. DesignedByBH says

    Did you use any kind of glue or adhesive to attach the burlap to the jar? How do you get it to stay in place? Thanks in advance!!!

  5. says

    So nice to meet you and find your lovely blog. Your mason jars been “prettied up” so well. I love simple projects like this that add such a nice touch of charm.

    Thanks for sharing and God bless. Amy

  6. Nancy @ A Joyful Cottage says

    This is such a neat idea. Love the vintage look and that it’s easy to do. I have a couple of mason jars just waiting to be dressed up like this. Thanks for posting.

  7. Laurie says

    I love how simple, but sweet, this is! The mason jar, burlap and twine are such a fabulous trio, but I really love the added skeleton key!

  8. says

    Now this is just too cute! I love how you included the key and burlap together!

    Tomorrow I’m hosting a crafting link party and the featured supply this week is mason jars. This project would fit in perfectly! I’d love for you to link it up here.

    Danielle at Framed Frosting


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