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!

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Chelsea is the owner and blogger of Making Home Base. Making Home Base is a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY and home decor projects, crafts, delicious desserts, and military life. After moving 5 times in 6 years, she's finally settling in her new (to her) military base house. She looks at the obstacle of residing in a rental home as a challenge and loves finding budget friendly ways to make her house feel like home. Chelsea lives in Southern California with her husband and daughter.


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  1. That is sooo pretty.

  2. It’s so lovely!! Reminds me of spring. Those flowers are so pretty. And I just love what you did with the jar.

  3. !t!Boy do I wish I could say it was warm here… just cold with crazy snowy, icy, rainy weather . Thanks for sharing you glimpse of spring :)

  4. So cute! Love it :)

  5. I absolutely LOVE the way you decorated this mason jar! I’m pinning this one for inspiration!

  6. Your little vase turned out so pretty – love the skeleton key in there!

  7. Love your creative mason jar and you make it so easy to do for a wannabe crafter like me. Thank you.

  8. Cute spring inspiration! Thanks for sharing this project! Happy crafting :-)

  9. I randomly have ONE mason jar at my house. Not sure where it came from, but I know what I’m going to do with it!

  10. So lovely and yet so easy to do! Thanks so much for sharing at the party :) xo

  11. Pinning!

  12. Shane Curtis says:

    I could not imagine that a simple jar would turned out like that.
    So pretty. I love the key.

  13. That’s it. Second time I’ve clicked over from LMB and I love another project. I must follow you!

  14. 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!


  15. This is so, so cute!!! I’m going to have to copy this. Wonderful idea – pinned it!!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Jen @ Noting Grace

  16. Very pretty! Sounds like a you had a perfect weekend.

  17. What a precious, simple project! Life to the full, Melissa

  18. Love. Adore. So cute!!
    I have the perfect board to pin it to ;)
    Happy weekend!

  19. Love the key on burlap. So creative ! come visit me sometime! Love your blog!

  20. what a great simple idea!! i love it!
    Thanks for much for linking up this week! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2013/great-diy-projects/

    Have a great weekend!

  21. Amy @ A Blossoming Life says:

    This is super adorable! I love the farm and vintage feel it has! Beautiful! I would love if you would share this over at my blog hop http://www.ablossominglife.com/2013/02/frugal-crafty-home-blog-hop-12.html

  22. 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! :)

  23. This is absolutely adorable…I will be creating this!

  24. This is awesome for its simplicity and beauty…plus you recycled! Totally pinning.

  25. I love mason jars and this looks fabulous all “dressed” up.

  26. 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 :D

  27. Very rustic. I love it. Pinned.

  28. Wow, I love this! Such a cute idea. Would love to have you link up to my party this week.

  29. This is so clean and simple. Just beautiful. :)

  30. Wow, what a clever way to dress up a mason jar or any other kind of jar. Cute idea.

  31. Gorgeous! I’m such a sucker for mason jars :)

  32. 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!!!

  33. So simple, yet elegent.

  34. Simply Gorgeous Girl!

  35. Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says:

    Super cute! Love the burlap and the twine!

  36. Very simple and pretty!
    Homa style is having an Inspire Me link party that just started!
    I would love it if you linked up:)
    Here’s the link

    I do my best to help market all the inspiring projects through my social media sites.

  37. 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

  38. Heather says:

    Hi Chelsea – I featured you lovely Mason jar vase today! http://www.settingforfour.com/2013/03/project-inspired-week-2-linky-party.html Hope to see more of your amzing creativity at Project Inspired tonight at 8 pm EST!! Your talent blows me away :D

  39. 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.

  40. Super cute. love it.

  41. 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!

  42. Wow! This is so lovely; thanks for sharing this idea. Simple thing makes beautiful thing. Have a good day.

  43. 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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