First Birthday – Minnie Mouse Cutlery Holder Mason Jars

I saw so many different options on Pinterest for displaying/setting out the cutlery for my granddaughter’s first birthday. This sort of idea was one of my favourites so that is what I made!


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Canadian Mason Jar Candle Holder

As you’ve seen, this week my mom and I decided to make some mason jar crafts. At the start of the week, I had plans to continue creating Alice in Wonderland/Nightmare Before Christmas items for my bedroom. I left to go to the store and buy some mason jars yesterday fully intending to continue that plan but what I created was something completely different.

This week, I made Canada-inspired Mason Jar Candle holders (… I may need to think on the name because that’s quite a mouthful).


Before getting where I intended to buy the mason jars, I stopped at our local Value Village and found two larger mason jars. They were too big for what I had planned but I knew I had to have them… it was time to shift gears….

My hubby likes to sit out on the balcony in the evenings and smoke a cigar. We don’t currently have any lights on the balcony so he’s usually stuck sitting in the dark with the small lighting that comes from inside the apartment or from the streetlights. I thought it would be nice to make him a candle holder he can take outside when he smokes his cigars.

With Canada Day fast approaching, and having already looked at some Canada Day craft ideas, I thought that a Canada-inspired mason jar craft would be a great idea.

They turned out okay…….

They looked great without lights in them but when he took it outside last night, the side of the jar looked quite streaky. It also didn’t give off as much light as I’d hoped. With that said, I am happy with how they turned out. I wouldn’t consider it a complete failure and I’m eager to find a way to improve my mason jar painting/crafting.

For now, I’ll share what I did, as it still makes a great indoor candle holder.

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Mason Jar Sewing Kit

This is a cute, quick craft that I made today following our Mason Jar Crafts week.  I totally forgot until I was already done this one that I still had some Marvel Comics fabric that I could have used to make this for Kim…. so I will be making another one this weekend… just for her!!!



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Mason Jar – Fairy Light

This is the other project I did today with Mason Jars.  It is a Fairy silhouette light/candle holder.

It turned out okay, I just didn’t have any more artificial flowers to decorate it with.  The ones from the last project, the Centre Piece, were stolen from the one artificial arrangement we own.  And no, I can’ t even kill the fake ones… you do have to dust them though 😦



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