If there’s one decor and crafting trend that’s hit the DIY community lately and that we had to list as our favourite, it would absolutely be mason jar pieces! There are just so many practical and decorative things you can make out of mason jars that make upcycling for decor a little extra fun and stylish. I recently went through a pretty big rustic chic phase with my mason jar crafts but, now that warmer weather is finally starting to peek through the clouds of winter, I’ve been feeling a little prematurely summery. That’s how I found myself making this lovely beach-inspired mason jar decor last week!
I’ve always adored following other people’s crafting tutorials in order to make new decor pieces, so every once in a while I like to create one of my own in order to return the favour a little. That’s precisely what I did with the beach-inspired piece. Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.
For this project, you’ll need:
- Ribbon (dark and light blue)
- An empty jar
- Felt (brown and white)
- Hot glue
- A black marker
Cut a rectangular shape from your white felt that’s about two inches long and one inch tall, then use your scissors to round off the corners and straight edges of that piece, leaving you with a sort of oblong oval. Turn this so the longer sides become the top and bottom and lay it flat on your tabletop so you can use your black marker to write “summer” in whatever kid of cursive, print, or playful hand writing you please. Turn the piece over and apply glue to the back side of the felt and then stick it down on the jar’s surface a little higher than the bottom edge, on whichever side you’d like the front of your jar to be.