fall flowers & mason jar arrangement

fall mason jar arrangment

Fall is in the air!  While it’s not my favorite time of year (I’m more of a spring girl) I still love a lot of things about fall.  One of the things I love is when the leaves start changing and all the beautiful colors come out.  I wanted to bring some of those colors into a fall flower arrangement and of course I had to mix in some aqua (who says you can’t have aqua in the fall?)

So everything I used I found at JoAnn’s and Michaels.  They’re pretty much the only craft stores in my area anyway.  The jars and the wooden basket thing (I don’t know what to call it) I got at JoAnn’s.  The basket was normally $29.99 but I used a 40% off coupon for it and the jars were $2 each.  I used cream colored spray paint to paint all the jars first.

mason jar spray paint spray painted mason jars

Then to make a stencil I used my Cricut machine to cut out the letters for the word “FALL”

cricut stencil

I got this great aqua colored paint from Michaels (Martha Stewart brand) and stenciled the letters on to each jar.

stenciling mason jar

Then after all the paint had dried I just used a nail file to rub off some of the paint off and give it a distressed look.

distressing mason jar

The flowers I bought were from Michaels and I will be honest- they were not cheap.  I did use a coupon but it didn’t save me a ton.  I still paid around $40 for the flowers.  Too bad they weren’t on sale!

The jars fit perfectly inside of my basket but I realized after I put them inside that the basket was too deep and was cutting off the bottom of the letters.  So I got some burlap that I folded up and put underneath the jars so it would raise the jars up.  In the end I’m really happy with how pretty it turned out and I will be using it to decorate my fall mantle….stay tuned for the post!


18 thoughts on “fall flowers & mason jar arrangement

  1. I love these. I was just talking yesterday about how much I love them!

    I have seen them done with lots of different kinds of paint. I think the chalk paint is neat too! But this seems easier….

  2. Ooh I’m glad I found your blog! I love creativity and DIY inspiration.

    Your jars look lovely and really suit the season. I’m seeing mason jars everywhere, I think I need some in my home!

  3. I love those!! I’ve made something similar for Christmas last year with lights in them ,but I LOVE the rustic look of these! I will defiantly be adding this to my list of DIY’s this fall. 🙂

    Amanda – Life With Grace

  4. That is adorable! I was at Dollar General and they had very similar flowers if not the same for $2 a piece. I bought a large Gerber daisy for a floor vase I have.

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