Mason Jar Easter Baskets


Mason jars continue to be one of my most favorite things to use in any easy crafting and decorating project. I love how versatile and recyclable they are, you can use them time and time again and they can be quite inexpensive if you find them at your local thrift store or even reuse old peanut butter or sauce jars.

I picture these sweet basket jars lining the center of a colorful Easter table this season or filled with fresh flowers to easily gift to friends and family. My kids just loved how these turned out too and could not get enough of the tiny chocolate bunnies and goodies inside. However you style them they are super quick and fun for the Spring!



Supplies:

1. Jars
2. Pipe cleaners
3. Strips of fabric, ribbon or yarn
4. Fabric glue or glue gun
5. Scissors


To start take a pipe cleaner and wrap it around the mouth of your jar notching the pipe cleaner so that you know how far to wrap and then remove it from the jar.


With a scrap of fabric, ribbon or yarn tie a little knot just under one side of the notch on the pipe cleaner and then wrap the entire length of the pipe cleaner until you get to the other side of the notch.


Secure the pipe cleaner to the mouth of the jar and tie the two ends of the fabric together, trimming off the excess of each.


Next with a second pipe cleaner loop the end under the first pipe cleaner close to the first knot that you made and then take a second scrap of fabric and wrap the length of the pipe cleaner until it reaches the other side of the jar creating a handle. Loop it underneath and carefully conceal the knot by wrapping the fabric under and around as well and making a knot in the fabric. Cut the excess again.


Make a separate bow with about a two inch wide strip of fabric or alternately a flower or button and glue it down with the fabric glue to cover up the first knot you made.



Your basket is complete! Now fill it with mini chocolate bunnies, grass, eggs, or even fresh flowers! Enjoy!!


May your Easter celebrations be truly blessed!!


33 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness these are adorable! And Id totally do these for my girls' real baskets...cuts way down on the amount of sugar you can include(I swear the baskets get bigger and bigger every year in the stores)
    Thanks for sharing:)

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    1. I didn't even think about it cutting down on candy consumption but your right, bonus!! :)

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  2. These are so, so perfect!
    You always have the greatest ideas.
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Love from,
    Greta

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  3. I actually have all of these supplies just sitting around! I love this idea, can't wait to try it!

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    1. yes!! I love it when I see something and I can go make it immediately can't wait to see how your turn out!

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  4. Beyond AWESOME, I am going to make these for the teachers!

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    1. Teacher gifts would be the perfect use!!

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  5. Cute! I'm pinning this on my board!

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  6. Oh, this is so cute! Thank you so much for this tutorial! I appreciate you taking the time to put this together.

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  7. I pinned this also and 5 other people have copied my pin so far - looks like lots of blog traffic headed your way - ADORABLE idea - cute for teachers or friends at church - table decorations ...which could become an instant gift for someone!

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  8. can't wait to do this! thanks

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  9. Love these!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Oh my gosh! These are darling.. I just need to make them. I love it.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Glad I stumbled on your blog today.

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  11. Oh.my.goodness! I love this idea! So funky, simple, and fun! And everything is better in a mason jar!

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  12. What a great way to use up scraps, love it!! Plus, its fun for the kiddos to get to see whats down at the bottom of the basket

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  13. I LOVE this! Wish I'd had that idea when my kids were little. I have to mail their Easter basket to a college dorm so can't do it now!
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I have an On Your Heart Tuesday Blog hop and would love to have you link up.

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  14. i heart that vintage fabric. wonderful idea for party favors too!!!

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  15. Beyond adorable! Time to pin!

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  16. Oh these are DELIGHTFUL. I can't wait to do this project with the boys this weekend or on Thursday night so we can give them to the teachers at school.

    Alita

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  17. Genius, another goregous mason jar project. Love

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  18. These are ridiculously awesome. Making.them.for.sure.

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  19. rebekah. gracious these are sweet! thanks! xo

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  20. These are great. I made some too, but, I like how you wrapped the ribbon around the top of the jar. I will have to try these. Rhonda

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  21. How fantastic! ....and I love those fabrics!

    yellowfibro.blogspot.com.au

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  22. THANK YOU for this brilliant idea! I made some with ribbon and just love them. I posted them on my blog today with a link to yours for the directions. I was so happy with how easy and quick it was to make and was happy I had all of the supplies in the house.

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  23. genius! thanks for the tutorial & idea!

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