Mason Jar Vase

Re-purposed Mason jars make the perfect shabby chic flower vase! Use glass gem marbles for a punch of color that also keep the flowers in place. Decorative ribbon and burlap turn a jar into a decorative piece of art to proudly display your flowers!

Mason jars offer many creative possibilities for displaying flowers. Leave the lid insert out for a large bouquet, or drill holes in the insert for a staggered, modern bouquet look. You’ll never use a boring glass vase again!

Materials Needed:

  • Mason Jar with Lid
  • Drill (Optional)
  • Masking Tape*
  • Wooden Block*
  • Pencil*
  • Glass Gems or Glass Marbles (Available from Wholesalers USA)
  • Ribbon
  • Burlap
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Flowers**
    Denotes that item is only needed if drilling the lid.


1. Lay jar on its side and wrap a ribbon of burlap around the jar. Cut length so that it overlaps about ¼ inch.

2. Apply a bead of hot glue to the jar where you’d like the ribbon and attach one end of the ribbon.

3. Wrap the other end of the ribbon around the jar and apply a bead of hot glue to the ribbon to attach it to the jar.

4. If a layered ribbon look is desired, repeat this step with a ribbon with a thinner width.

5. Fill jar 1/4 full with glass marbles or gems.

6. For the top (optional – allows for flowers to be presented in a more staggered, staged look!):

  • Remove the insert and screw the outer ring of the lid back on to the jar.
  • Wrap the insert of the lid in masking tape.
  • Turn insert upside down and tape to the wood block.
  • Mark various ‘X’s’ on the lid with a pencil to use a drill points.
  • Be sure the ‘X’s’ are not too close together.Using a 5/16 drill bit, drill a hole through each ‘X’.
  • Untape the lid and place back into the ring. Twist onto jar.

7. Fill jar with water and fresh flowers!

** Other embellishments, such as silk scrapbooking flowers, can be used to add an extra special touch!