Ever experienced that moment when your mason jars wear more jewelry than you do? Yep, just did. I made some bead, tassel, and watercolor DIY mason jar embellishments in springtime shades to brighten up my home. This was such an easy project that you can whip up super quick.
DIY Mason Jar Embellishments – Beads, Tassels, and Watercolors
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- Mason jar – I used a 2-quart mason jar and a 1-pint mason jar
- Wood beads
- Tapestry needle (to thread beads, if not already threaded together)
- Small flat paint brushes
- Watercolor paper
- Watercolors and brush
- Small hole punch
- 1-inch scallop round punch
- Brush marker
I started out with a bead necklace that I found at the thrift store.
If your beads aren’t already threaded together, thread a tapestry needle with twine and thread on enough beads to wrap around the neck of your mason jar. Knot both ends, right against the end beads. Leave a tail of at least 3 inches on either end for tying. You may paint the beads if you wish. I I painted some but left some natural.
Then I started making the tassel. I wrapped some twine around some cardboard packaging. The length of your tassel depends on the height of your mason jar. For the large one, I wrapped the twine vertically, and for the small mason jar, I went horizontally.
Carefully remove the twine loop from the cardboard. Place the bead strand inside the loop, covering the center bead.
Cut about a 5-inch piece of twine and tie it underneath the bead, wrapping around all of the twine strands.
Cut the bottom loop and trim the strands so they are even. Wrap the bead strand around the neck of a mason jar and tie in the back. You can definitely stop here!
I cut out a strip of watercolor paper and just randomly painted some blue and pink blobs on it. When the paint dried, I carefully wrote “spring” down the center, and cut one end like a banner.
I punched two small holes at the top and threaded more twine through the holes, and tied it to the tassel. And that’s how to DIY mason jar embellishments with beads, a tassel, and watercolors.
Here I’ve made a smaller version for a shorter mason jar, using a scallop punch. I put an LED candle inside this one.
As for my large mason jar, I put in some blossom branches, perfect for Spring. When the flowers fade, I’ll probably put a larger candle inside.
My DIY Mason Jar Embellishments post was my last project for Spring Mason Jar Week!
Sniff Sniff, can’t believe it’s over already. I certainly had fun making all of my mason jar crafts this week. What would have been even more fun is if you could have come over to make them with me. I’m also looking forward to trying Angie, Malia, and Jessica’s ideas! Here’s what they made today:
Mason Jar Table Lamp by The Country Chic Cottage
Speckled Robin’s Egg Mason Jar by Yesterday on Tuesday
Vintage Blue Mason Jar Bird Feeder by Mad in Crafts
And stay tuned for a round-up of ALL of our crafts from Spring Mason Jar Week, coming this weekend.
Thank you Angie, Malia, and Jessica for allowing me to join you this week!