Today I’m sharing a Mother’s Day mason jar gift idea – my Wood Spoon Flower Mason Jar Toppers. The flowers are based on another tutorial I shared, my Wood Spoon Flower Wreath, so I’ll be referring you back to that post within this one, but I’ve changed up the flowers just a little bit. Here’s how to make them!
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Mother’s Day Mason Jar Gift Idea – Wood Spoon Flower Mason Jar Topper
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- Mason Jars – I used:
- Ball Elite Blue Jar – Quart Size <– Enter to WIN a set of these below!
- Ball Heritage Collection Green Mason Jar – Pint Size
- 6.5-inch Wood Party Spoons – Six spoons for small flowers, Twelve spoons for large flowers
- 3.75-inch Wood Dessert Spoons – Six dessert spoons per flower
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Paper String
- Drill and drill bit
- Acrylic or chalk-based paint
- Paint brushes
- Stamp ink
Paint your spoons and allow to dry. I did a peach color and a sage green color. Paint the spoons about half and inch down the handle.
While the paint dries, drill two holes into the sides of your mason jar lid, across from each other. Use a piece of scrap wood to protect your work surface. The drill bit should be big enough for your twine.
Once the paint dries, use scissors (that you don’t care about too much) to cut off the spoon handles, leaving half an inch of the handle.
Assemble the flowers as I did in my Wood Spoon Flower Wreath tutorial, using the paper twine for the middle of the flower. Or, you can use anything you like for the middle.
Glue the lid and the rim together with hot glue, then use more hot glue to attach the flower to the lid.
At this point, I decided to add some color to the tips of the spoons. I still had my stamp pads out from a previous tutorial, so I brushed some color along the edges and a little bit on the tips. For the peach flower, I used green paint.
And for the green flower, I used red paint. The green one looks like a succulent now!
String twine through the drilled holes in the lid, and wrap it around the neck of the jar. Hmm I think I will adhere some scrapbook paper or fabric on the underside of the lid when I get the chance.
You should be able to perch the lid on the side of the jar.
And you should be able to put the lid on top. Psst – use a hair dryer to get rid of those pesky hot glue gun strings.
I inserted an LED candle but you can pour your own wax or insert a real candle. This would make a sweet gift for Mother’s Day, but also for teachers and housewarming. If you don’t want to do candles, you can fill the jar with anything – a gift card, candies, crafting/stationery supplies, sewing supplies, knitting/crochet supplies, make-up/manicure stuff, jewelry – hmm what else?
Kids can definitely help make this project (my girls helped paint the spoons before running off to do homework). And it was fun adding color to these wood spoons, where previously, I had left them plain. But you can leave them plain for this project as well!
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