Thanksgiving, fall, mason jars, and crafts are at the top of my list when it comes to favorite things. I love the simple, raw, rustic nature of the season.
Though I gravitate towards the natural decorations this time of year, such as, pumpkins, wheat…those bags of gourds at the grocery store, adding a simple craft to the mix can be the perfect touch. Furthermore, crafting is good for the soul!
I have an entire shelf of mason jars in my garage. Though my large supply drives my husband crazy, they are so versatile, so I like to keep them on hand. And I like to keep my husband crazy.
Since mason jars are plentiful around these parts, I thought it would be great to
prove to my husband why I really need so many show you a few ways to use them in your Thanksgiving crafts.
First up are these embellished mason jars, which are the perfect addition to any Thanksgiving table or mantel. Drop in a tea light or flowers (dried, fresh, or faux) for extra ambiance.
Embellished Mason Jars
- Mason Jars
- Ribbon & Twine
- Metal Leaves (or any leaves/embellishments of your choice)
- Hot Glue Gun & Scissors
The next Thanksgiving craft is for the kids. Use these quirky turkeys to decorate the kids’ table and/or add names for place settings.
Mason Jar Turkey
- Mason Jar
- Brown Paint
- Wiggle Eyes
- Colorful Feathers
- Red and Orange Cardstock or Scrapbook Paper
- Paint brush, Glue Gun & Scissors
Another mason jar project makes a great hostess gift for your Thanksgiving gatherings. Of course there are tons of mason jar cookie recipes out there, but I like to save a little time on this part of the project and use a bought mix. It’s much easier to have a mix on hand then making sure you have all the individual ingredients! As I rarely do! And no worries about measuring incorrectly or grabbing the salt instead of the sugar. Not that that has ever happened to me.
Mason Jar Hostess Gift
- Mason Jar
- Cookie Mix
- Scrap Book Paper
- Leaves or Embellishments
- Card Stock (or a piece of cardboard from your child’s Lunchable carton…use what you have! I may have also borrowed these leaves from the garland on my mantel…)
- Marker, Scissors, & Glue Gun
First, pour the cookie mix in the jar. Trace the lid on your scrapbook paper and cut a circle. Next, place the paper circle on the mason jar top before screwing on the ring. Then add embellishments. Finally don’t forget to include the cooking instructions. I like to write them on the paper top or include them on the hang tag.
As you can see, mason jars are great for crafting. In addition to being versatile, they are inexpensive, adorable, and festive.
Cute crafts are just another thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving…along with that crazy husband of mine.
Blessings to you and yours this Thanksgiving!