Today I decided to use them as a part of my Halloween decor, using candy corn. I took an assortment of sizes and filled them a little less than halfway with candy corn, then set a tea-light candle on top. I'm displaying mine on my front porch, though I haven't decided exactly where yet. First I tried them between two chairs, clustered together on an outdoor coffee table. Then I experimented with them lined and clustered on a bench. I think they look really inviting on the coffee table, especially when lit, but I will continue playing around with them tomorrow. I also think they would be really cute in a kitchen window sill or on the kitchen table. Another idea I had was to tie some twine around the tops of the jars, which I may do later. Here are some of the ways I tried displaying them tonight. It was getting dark out, so the pictures aren't the best. Suggestions welcome!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Mason Jar Obsessed!
I don't know why, but I find myself quite infatuated with Mason jars. Perhaps it's the nostalgia of a quaint country kitchen, perhaps it's memories of my grandma's yummy canned jams, jellys and pickles, or maybe it's just their simplicity that makes them so lovely. Whatever the reason, I find them perfectly charming and am always looking for creative ways to use them in my decor. I have found some really great ideas on Pinterest (speaking of obsessions) and can't wait to try them out.