Here’s an easy 4th of July Mason Jar Centerpiece idea that is easy to make, budget friendly and super cute!
Mason Jars are everywhere right now – so why not take advantage and use this vintage jar (or new if you pick them up at the store) for an adorable centerpiece. You could use them as is and fill with flowers or make them a little fancier and add paint, a stencil and American flags for a fun Independence Day centerpiece!
Here’s what you need to make this fun crafty Mason Jar Centerpiece project!
How To Make a Mason Jar Centerpiece
Mason jars – any size you’d like.
Red and blue acrylic paint
White chalk paint
stencils in stars and stripes
table cloth or fabric of your choice
You can easily paint your jars with chalk paint. It sticks to just about anything and is perfect for this project. It goes on anything without any prep and stays put on all materials – wood, metal, fabric and glass! Use your foam brush and paint on the chalk paint – covering your jar.
After you’ve painted your jar with a coat or two of chalk paint, take a fine grit sanding sponge or paper and sand the jar down to distress it – paying attention to the raised letters and edges to make it looked aged and naturally worn. The paint will come off easily.
Try using stick on stars and stripe stencils to decorate your jars. Once you’ve painted on the design – remove the stencil while the paint is still wet. It comes off easier and cleaner that way. I then used my sanding block again and went over the stenciled area to age it a bit. You could leave it nice and bright, too.
Add some twine around the top of the jar to add a little more detail.
Fill your jars with American flags from the dollar store and use a fun patterned table cloth or piece of fabric on your picnic tables to make this project complete!
Try using just one on a table or grouping them together to make more of a “statement” centerpiece. Make sure to hang onto your 4th of July Mason Jar Centerpieces to put on your table at Labor Day, too! They’ll be perfect then, too!1