Well, it is officially SPRING according to the calendar! Not sure if that means no more snow here in Chicago, but it seems like we are starting to warm up a bit. A high of 74 degrees this past Monday! My hubby thought of taking a family trip to the zoo but I guess we were not quite sure how windy it would have been so we opted no to go. (Not sure why anytime I type the degrees symbol it directs me to another website and does not show the symbol).
Anyway, remember my Yarn Decorated Easter Eggs a few days ago? I still have plenty of yarn left over from that project so I decided to add some Spring to some plain storage jars. Storage jars come in very handy in every area of the home as I posted a few weeks ago. See the post here Mason Jar Storage Ideas for Every Room in Your Home. I don’t think I touched on the family room in this post. But these colorful jars will definitely add some lovely decorations to any Family or Living room or whatever room in the home! I have them sitting on our Mantle until I place them in the desired areas. Choose your favorite color of yarn and you can even change them up according to the seasons.
They are super easy to make. I like easy projects like this that take less than 5 minutes to make. And with little kids running around, I certainly need to be quick!
All we need for these jars are storage jars such as Mason jars and yarn! I chose a few different sizes to give a little variation. The Dollar isle at Target is a great place to find storage jars of various sizes.
You can even use ribbon, too. After I was done with the yarn jars and really wanted blue but had none, I decided to use some blue ribbon I had on hand.
To make the decorations: Use a foot or two of yarn for each jar and simply wrap tightly around the neck of the jars. Make sure to leave about 5 inches of yarn on both ends to make a bow when you are finished wrapping the yarn. Trim off excess yarn. Then add some decorative items to the jars such as flowers, rocks, shells, colorful pencils, or whatever decorative items you want to put in. You can even leave them empty as the jars are pretty with just the yarn.
Side note: If you take a look at the light blue jar with the pink yarn and the small jar with the purple yarn, you will see that I added yellow flower petals. The petals are real dried out ones from flowers by hubby gave me on Valentines this year. Whenever he gives me flowers and they are dried and falling apart, I usually save the petals and display them in clear vases. They never seem to go bad even after many months or even years, it seems!
Look at this one in the next photo with a burlap flower around it. Found the flower at Target in the Dollar isle. To see how I use this flower see my post here on Easy No Glue Five Dollar Spring Wreath.
Aren’t the jars pretty? I purposefully did not add any glue to this project. I figured that I could easily remove the yarn and reuse the jars for other things if I needed to. Or change colors if I desired.
Here is a shot of the jars on one side of the mantle. They are just beautiful!
So what do you think of this simple project? Have you decorated storage jars with yarn before? I would love to know your thoughts in the comments!
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness (Proverbs 31:27, KJV).