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Some of you may know that we recently moved into a new house. Decorating and finding fun display ideas is constantly on my mind. With the fourth of July right around the corner, I wanted to add a touch of red white and blue to the table, but still keep that rustic farmhouse charm I am trying to achieve in my decor. I don’t know about you, but when i think farmhouse, i think mason jars. Something about the thick sturdy canning glass adds just the right touch.
I decided not to paint the actual glass itself so I can change out the colors when the holidays change. I used inexpensive dry beans (navy beans take color nicely since they are already white), layered in red white and blue. Perfectly patriotic for the 4th of July. Here is how we made them…
DIY Patriotic Mason Jar Vase!
- 1 large mason jar or canning jar
- 1 bag dry beans
- Acrylic craft paint (red, white and blue)
- Tube/Bud vase or empty water bottle
- Fresh cut flowers – be sure to check out the gorgeous variety Pro Flowers has that are perfect for 4th of july.
Wash and dry your Mason jars completely. If you are recycling another type of jar, you can see how we remove labels and residue easily HERE.
Divide the dry beans in 3 equal piles.
Working with one color at a time, pour the dry beans into a disposable storage bowl. Drizzle the beans with your craft paint, close the lid and give them a good tumble and shake.
Once the beans are covered with the paint to your liking, pour them out in a piece of cardboard in a single layer to dry completely.
Repeat with the other 2 colors.
Acrylic paint dries pretty quickly, but I let them sit over night just to make sure they were cry.
Place a small piece of double sided sticky tape on the bottom of your water bottle and stick it to the inside of your mason jar. You can also use a dab of hot glue.
Carefully pour a layer of red beans between the glass of the mason jar and the water bottle. alternating red and white to mimick the stripes of the American flag. continue adding layers until you fill about 3/4 of the way up the jar. Once the red and white stripes are complete, finish off with the blue beans. Place a few white beans randomly in the blue for your “stars”.
Fill the water bottle inside with fresh water and your beautiful Fourth of July flowers from Pro Flowers.
One of the best reasons for adding color and holiday design to mason jars this way is that I can use the same jar over and over. Simply change out the colors for the next holiday, add some fresh cut flowers and you have a stunning table top bouquet for any occasion.
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