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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fall Jars with Dollar Store Flowers!

{Burlap and Lace Mason Jars for Fall}

I kind of fell in love with these cream colored sunflowers at the Dollar Tree the last time I was there. I was surprised, because it's tough to find good fake flowers that don't break the bank, you know? So I picked up a few things and came home with a plan. 

Here's how you can make your own fall jars. Gather these supplies:

Clean jars (canning, peanut butter, jam, salad dressing, etc)
Chalky paint (purchased, or make your own chalk paint)
Lace trim

Dollar store sunflowers and "grass"
Hot glue

Start by painting the outsides of the jars. You'll need at least two coats. Let the first coat dry completely so that it doesn't start to pull off when you add the second coat (this happened to me and I had to wait!) If you want to distress the jars, sand the paint off of a few places. I left mine alone.

When the jars are all dry, add a strip of burlap around the middle of each one and secure with a bit of hot clue around the back side.

Then wrap a piece of trim on top of the burlap. The kind I had was actually adhesive already, which made it super easy to attach of course. Otherwise, use a drop of hot glue again in the back.

Finally, just add the flowers and extras to the jars. Super simple and cute yeah? What would you put in cute fall jars?

For even more FALL decorating and recipe ideas, visit all the post by our creative blogger group and start pinning :)

Dolen Diaries  ||  Fall Watering Can
Here Comes the Sun  ||  Easy Glitter Burlap Fall Wreath
The Taylor House  ||  Pumpkin Brownies
Crafting in the Rain  ||  Fall Jars
Do Small Things with Love  ||  Fall Leaves Embroidery Hoops
Just Us Four  ||  Apple Cobbler
Practically Functional  ||  DIY Lace Up Rain Boots

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  1. These are so cute! Love those dollar store flowers, who would have thought they'd have such nice ones! :) Visiting from Inspire me Wednesday :)

  2. i love those fall jars! AND I love the title of your blog, it makes me want to sing like Jimmy Buffett.

  3. These are so cute! I love the combination of the jars with the burlap and pretty flowers.

  4. I love the rustic look here. Really great job!

  5. Beautiful!! I love the jars with the burlap and such pretty flowers!! Love them!!

  6. Very cute and crafty. Sometimes the dollar stores actually have cool items :)

  7. These are beautiful! Sunflowers are some of the happiest flowers! I'd love for you to share this at my weekly link party! http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2014/09/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-108.html Hope to see you there!

  8. So very cute Steph! Who knew? Thanks for linking up to the Creative Exchange!

  9. I love the burlap, these are so cute. The dollar store sunflowers look so nice. The ones at my local store didn't look that great.

  10. I just adore these. Loving the Dollar store flowers these days. So pretty and affordable. Thank you for the inspirations. I'm gonna try something like this.

  11. These are so cute! Love the look of sunflowers in the fall, and the matte finish on the jars is so pretty.

    You never know what you'll find at the dollar store . . . we're planning a big birthday party for my grandmother next month, and we have a major leopard theme going on. I was planning to hunt down orange flowers for centerpieces when, lo and behold, my mom found leopard print flowers at our local dollar store! Crazy. They're perfect!

  12. These are beautiful! I love the matte finish on the jars, along with burlap and sunflowers. Nothing says Fall like these jars...they are awesome. Great job!

  13. Absolutely stunning! We would love for you to party with us over at Creative Spark Link Party. Hope you stop by! http://bit.ly/1tYPo3T

  14. I love a bargain -- these look like they cost way more than you spent!

  15. super cute & I love how easy this is. Great idea & perfect for fall!

  16. Love this and love that it was easy and inexpensive.

  17. I love how fresh this look is for fall.

  18. I can never get enough mason jar crafts!! Your entire vignette is so lovely!!

    We absolutely love having your creative projects at Outside [the Box]. Hope to see you again this evening: Tuesdays @ 5pm EST: http://bit.ly/BlackAndWhiteObsession

  19. Hi - very happy to have found your fabulous site - The "Fall Jars" are festive and I have the materials needed (except the Dollar Tree Flowers) - I just have a question I hope you can answer - I have crafted for years yet am not sure why the use of the "chalky paint" - reading the comments it was mentioned it gave a matte finish - I followed the link to the "jewelry holder" and read how to make the paint - just not sure exactly what it is - I grew weary of the chalkboard paint projects after making several - I am tasked with decorating for a dinner at our church with Spanish, Asian and African themes and your site is really going to help with all the amazing ideas/projects - Thank you - it is a real treasure trove
    If you find time to explain the chalky paint thing I would really appreciate it -

  20. This looks great! I was just looking at the dollar store flowers the other day and wondering what sort of Fall decorating I could do with them! Sarah

  21. I found this on Hometalk, and they are BEAUTIFUL! They would be super economical for a party or even a country wedding.