Decorating with Mason Jars

Decorating with mason jars (vintage or new) is easy, budget-friendly, and can add the perfect touch of farmhouse style to your decor.

hosta daisy arrangement in blue ball jar

I remember the first time I saw vintage blue mason jars lined up on a shelf in someone’s kitchen. It was in a magazine, but I don’t remember which one. From that moment on, I was smitten. I hopped on eBay and found a “lot” of jars for hardly any money. In fact, I think the shipping was more than the cost of the jars. There were 9 or 10 jars in the box…all wrapped up in newspaper. As I unwrapped each one, it was just like Christmas. I have used them in my decor since the day they arrived on my door step. I’ve added a few more along the way, but that original group of jars is still the heart of my collection.

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blue mason jars on top of cabinet in kitchen

Decorating with Mason Jars

The small space above the blue cabinets in my kitchen is the perfect spot for a row of mason jars. It’s not very high, so most things don’t fit. If you have a small space that needs a little charm, mason jars are the budget-friendly answer.

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Of course, in my opinion, mason jars make the perfect vase. Anything looks better in a mason jar! I use them for flowers, greenery, and herbs, all through the year. You’ve heard me say many times that grouping like items together makes more of a statement. An exception to this rule is a mason jar. I truly love the look of just one, single mason jar filled with flowers.

ideas for decorating with mason jars limelight hydrangeas in blue ball jar

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Mason jars are so versatile that they can stand alone, or be grouped together. Like I mentioned above, a collection of mason jars gathered on a dining room table definitely makes a statement. Either way, alone or grouped together, these charming containers are perfect for showing off your favorite flowers. 

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Vintage jars can double as storage and decor. They can be used to store just about anything! One of my favorite ways to store dried herbs is in mason jars…and I love the way they look on my kitchen counter. 

Storage Ideas

  • Q-tips
  • Buttons
  • oatmeal, barley, etc.
  • baking soda, baking powder, salt, etc.
  • Herbs & spices
  • cereal/granola
  • cupcake liners
  • kitchen utensils
  • cutlery/flatware

jars of dried herbs on kitchen counter

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Even though this post is about decorating with mason jars, I want to show you a few other ways you can use them. They are a very pretty packaging idea for homemade sugar scrubs. 

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These jars can also be used to grow an indoor kitchen herb garden. It’s possible to drill a hole in glass, but to provide drainage, using some smooth stones will do the trick. 

decorating with mason jars kitchen herb garden

Mason Jar Herb Garden

My whole philosophy when it comes to decorating a home is that it should be filled with things you love. Trends provide new ideas and inspiration…but stay away from them unless they truly speak to you. If you don’t completely adore something, it doesn’t belong in your home. I mix my vintage/farmhouse accessories with my traditional furniture. It may not work for everyone, but it works for me. That is the whole idea of making a house…a home.

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