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Over the summer I was on the hunt for centerpieces for my mom’s surprise 70th birthday party. I wanted it to match the theme but not be too costly. After doing some research, I decided I would make my own which would also add a personal touch to the party. My image included mason jars with a bit of a country theme, filled with flowers.
What You’ll Need
This DIY project is not too time consuming and only requires 3 items to make your design in addition to a glue gun: mason jars and 2 sets of ribbon.
Depending on how many centerpieces you need to make, I bought extra mason jars in case of some breaking and as I played around with my design. Next on your shopping list will be at least 1 roll of wired burlap ribbon, 2 1/2 inches wide. My burlap ribbon was 2 1/2 inches x 3 yards. I made 5 mason jar centerpieces and have 4 layers left for use. Use your discretion based on how many mason jars you’re making. Lastly you will need at least 1 roll of lace ribbon, 1 1/2 inches wide. As mentioned above, the amount you’ll need will depend on the number of mason jars you’re making. For my project I have 7 extra layers left on my 4 yard roll. At the bottom of the page is a list of all the items you need and easy access to purchasing them.
Step By Step Instructions
With your burlap ribbon, measure out the length you will need per jar by wrapping the ribbon around the mason jar. Slightly overlap it so that you don’t cut yourself short, it’s better to be a little over than short. Cut with scissors. Lay out flat.
With your lace ribbon, measure out the length you will need by laying it next to your cut piece of burlap. Cut to be the same length. If you’d like to double check the look and length you can wrap it directly around the mason jar, or first wrap your cut piece of burlap with the lace overtop.
Based on the number of mason jars needed, cut 1 piece of burlap and 1 piece of lace ribbon per jar. No need to re-wrap them to obtain measurements, simply use your first cut pieces as your measurements.
Plug in your glue gun to preheat.
Lay the piece of ribbon onto your mason jar to determine placement. Once decided you’re ready to make your final product.
You may want to cover the surface you are working on as not to cause damage by the glue in the next steps.
Lay flat one piece of burlap ribbon. Lay one piece of lace ribbon on top of the burlap at it’s desired location. For this DIY I placed all the lace directly in the middle however you could also place the lace on the top or bottom of the burlap…or all 3 designs.
Place glue onto one end of the lace ribbon, forming a thin line of glue vertically. Match to one end of the burlap and glue together. Be prepared that the glue will go through the holes of the lace and could cause a slight burn when pressing it down with your fingers.
Lay your lace ribbon out flat along the burlap. Place a second thin line of glue vertically on the other end of the lace ribbon and press firming onto the burlap. See the picture below to see the assembly of the 2 ribbons.
Repeat steps 6-8 for each desired mason jar (each mason jar will require 1 piece of burlap/lace combination). Once dry you’re ready to glue the burlap/lace combination onto your jars.
Place glue onto one end of your burlap/lace ribbon combination, forming a thin line of glue vertically. Place onto mason jar, glue facing down. Be prepared that the glue could go through the ribbon and could cause a slight burn when pressing it down with your fingers.
Wrap your burlap ribbon around the jar, and lay it flap and tight leaving no bumps. Repeat step 10 on the other end of the ribbon, and press down firmly onto the already existing burlap material, not onto the mason jar. If it is gluing onto the mason jar it could be crooked or too short of a piece.
Let dry by standing your mason jar vertically before assembling interior design such as flowers. Once they are dry you can add fake or real flowers. We used a local florist, Wallingford Flower Shoppe, to add the flower arrangement and deliver to the venue.
All the items you will need to purchase: