This week, I’m joining three other bloggers that you probably know and love for Spring Mason Jar Week! All four of us will be creating a new project using a mason jar to celebrate Spring. Today, I’m sharing my Spring Mason Jar Wreath, which started out as a large frame I found at the thrift store, and became more modern with soft springtime colors with random geometric shapes. Here’s how I made it!
Spring Mason Jar Wreath
Supplies (some are affiliate links)
- Picture frame – it should be flat so you can easily drill into it and a mason jar can lay flush against it (it can be round or square)
- Cat butt (optional)
- Paints – I’m using all Country Chic Paints All-In-One Decor Paints plus their Tough Coat finish
- Painters tape
- Paint brushes
- Mason Jar (size depends on size of your frame)
- 4 to 4.5-inch metal hose clamp
- Flat-nose pliers
- Spray paint
- Drill and drill bits
- Small screw
- Ribbon or twine
- Little potted plant of your choice
- Burlap fabric
Here’s my frame, before. It had a mirror in it, which I removed. My frame is rather large, which I like for my front door so it stands out (compare the size of the frame to my cat’s butt to get an idea of its size).
I first painted the whole frame white.
Then I added strips of painters tape in random places.
Next, I painted over the tape in white again. This helps keep the paint lines crisp.
I painted in between the painters tape with different colors. Once dry, I peeled off the paint to reveal white stripes in between the colors. Then, I finished the frame with a coat of Tough Coat, a clear varnish.
Now for the mason jar. I spray painted the metal hose clamp, then I used my drill to drill a hole through the little vents where I’ll be attaching it to the frame.
Then I drilled a hole in the frame, at the bottom.
And screwed in the hose clamp through the hole I made. Opening the clamp (usually you’ll need a flatnose screwdriver) will help.
I put a little potted crocus in my mason jar. I took it out of the ceramic pot it came in (it was still housed in a plastic pot) and used that to prop it up. Then I wrapped everything in burlap fabric.
Finally, I closed the clamp around the mason jar, and tied some strong ribbon up top for hanging. All finished.
Love how my Spring Mason Jar Wreath turned out! It’s bold but simple and will stand out on my front door.
I love that my crocus opened up just in time for this project! Once the crocus fades, I can replace it with another potted plant (such as a succulent), and I can replant the crocus bulbs in the yard this fall.
Come back tomorrow for another Spring Mason Jar project! Plus visit the following blogs to see their projects all week as well!
Fairy House Mason Jar by The Country Chic Cottage
Lucky St Patrick’s Day Mason Jar by Yesterday on Tuesday
Spring Mason Jar Printables by Mad in Crafts