Super Simple Mason Jar Flowers

I love growing flowers in my yard and often cut them for arrangements in my home. I’ll put one in the kitchen or on my work desk. Sometimes I even put some in the powder room, especially if we are having company. Mason jar flower arrangements are some of the best because they are pretty, easy and fit in a number of areas.

Mason Jar Flower Arrangements

Learn how to make simple bouquets in mason jars to give or keep at home.

 

I also like to take some to a party. Often I’ll bring a side dish or appetizer but when the garden is in full force I really enjoy sharing the bounty with my family and friends.

The easiest way to do this is to grab a mason jar, or really any glass jar will do. Things like pasta jars and pickle jars work well. The key here is that your host can keep the flowers until they are spent, and either reuse or recycle the container.

Learn how to make simple bouquets in mason jars to give or keep at home.

For this simple mason jar flower arrangement you want to think: Star, Supporting Actors and Extras.

Stars  – Large flowers like peonies or hydrangea. Special pieces to be the focal point of the arrangement. You only need a couple of these.

Supporting ActorsFiller pieces like spirea,  statice, even herbs or other greenery. Anything with some bulk to help fill in and add support.

ExtrasThese can be smaller accents like perennial geraniums, salvias, anything that is small and more delicate or something that has an interesting texture. Use as few or as many as you think looks right.

 

The Process

Fill the container about 1/2 – 2/3 full.
Start with your stars, removing leaves and cutting the bottom before placing in the water.
Turn the vase around as you add your supporters. Finish with the extras.

Learn how to make simple bouquets in mason jars to give or keep at home.

In the arrangement above the peonies are the stars with Lady’s Mantle flowers as the supporting actors and a mix of geranium and wood anemone as extras.

Learn how to make simple bouquets in mason jars to give or keep at home.

On this one I originally thought the hydrangea would be my stars but decide to make them the supporters, with globe bellflower as the star. Ornamental sage, catmint and beebalm are the accent pieces or extras.

It doesn’t take much to fill a quart mason jar. If you don’t have many flowers in bloom you might consider adding some wild flowers. I see so many wild daisies and Queen Anne’s lace all over the place. They would make a great arrangement.

If you are not going to the destination right away and have the space, place the flowers in the refrigerator. If you don’t have room find a cool shady spot.

Leave the container 1/2 – 2/3 full. This way it will not splash out all over the car. Add more water when you get to the final destination.

Learn how to make simple bouquets in mason jars to give or keep at home.

Other Options

If you have the time and/or the inclination you can decorate the mason jar.
Wrap a bow around the middle or the neck.
Cover it with a pretty paper or cloth napkin secured at the neck with a rubber band.
Add a little food coloring to the water.

I personally like to leave it just as it is and let the flowers steal the show.

 

 

Learn how to make simple bouquets in mason jars to give or keep at home.

About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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Comments

  1. This arrangement is pretty – reminds me of lace. These would make great party table arrangements mixed in with candles. Love it!
    Carole

    • Thanks Carole. You could certainly use them in groups or line them up with candles in between on a long table. Maybe the pint jars would work.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Patti

  2. What a great tutorial, Patti!! Mason jar arrangements are a wonderful casual way to display cut flowers. And your tutorial will make it easier for many of us who don’t know how to make floral arrangements.

    • Heather,
      You are so sweet. I find it hard to believe that you have any problems and I know you have a vast group of beauties to work with in your lovely gardens. Just do it and pretty soon you will be a pro. Thanks for stopping by.
      Patti

  3. Mary Minard says:

    I love the Mason Jar arrangement you brought to our graduation party! Lots of comments from the other guests and now that party is over I have it sitting beautifully on my dining room table. Every time I look at them it makes me smile! simple beauty.

  4. Your roses (and the rest of the cut flowers) are beautiful. I can smell them all the way in Ohio. Have you seen the new color glass canning jars? I love using those for arrangements. Great to connect on Facebook!

    • Thanks Bren,

      I have seen the new colored jar. In fact, I used a set of green ones to hold a gardeners scrub I made as gifts for my sisters and girlfriends on Mother’s Day. They are beautiful and would indeed make lovely containers for flowers. Thanks for stopping by.

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