Simple Mason Jar Centerpiece

A month or so ago I snagged some of those amazing Heritage Ball Jars at my local grocery store.
You’ve probably seen them popping up online in various blogger projects. They have the vintage blue glass indicative of the old jars that can be hard to find and/or kind of pricey to purchase.
I’ve been itching to do something with them, and I finally did!
Meet my new dining room table centerpiece!
I placed my Mason jars in my favorite table decor accessory: an old library card catalog drawer!
Unfortunately for me, since this is actually an authentic drawer, the sides aren’t super pretty since they have been marked on. (The letter E, anyone?)
So I did what any good craft blogger would do.
I made something to cover the sides of the drawer!

Paper is always my first go to media so I decided to see if I could solve my little problem my using my scrapbook paper stash. Which might or might not be fairly massive…
I decided to make a PAPER SLEEVE to cover the side of the drawer, and it worked like a charm!
Let me show you how I did it.
First, you need to measure the height of the drawer as well as the length of the drawer.
To determine how tall to make the sleeve, you need to take the height of the drawer and multiply by 2 then add an extra 1.5 inches.
My drawer is actually wider than 12″ scrapbook paper. No biggie! I just extended the length with some extra scrapbook paper. Tape the extra scrapbook paper to the ends of the 12″ wide paper. (If the sleeve you want to make is shorter than 12″ then you just need to trim it down to size.)
Cover the front of the seam in a decorative way. I used lace.
Finally, fold the sleeve using the height measurements you took earlier.
Time to add the sleeve to the drawer!
Fold the inside flap over the top of the drawer then tuck it down so it is flush with the drawer. I put small pebbles in my drawer for a decorative accent, but they also help hold the paper flush to the side of the drawer.
Tuck the bottom edge of the paper under the drawer. By making the bottom flap 1.5 inches in height, it should stay under the drawer without problem allowing the front of the sleeve to fit flush with the drawer.
I put some daisy lids on the Mason jars so I could put the flowers through the holes in the lids.
I can fit 5 jars in my drawer, and for the center jar I put my show stopper flower, lilies.
The lilies are too big to fit through the holes of the daisy lids so I had to leave them off.
I decided to decorate this jar in a different way using some twine and a little paper crafting!
The Mason jar stamp I used for the smaller tag is from American Crafts (Dear Lizzy, Neapolitan) as are the rub-ons (Dear Lizzy, Lucky Charm). The larger tag is from the Dear Lizzy, Lucky Charm paper collection as is all of the other paper used in this project.
I think there is a clear winner here for cuteness!
I love how the drawer looks with the addition of the sleeve.
It could almost pass as fabric from a distance. What do you think??
Its amazing how something so simple can make such an impact!
And I can easily change it out for various color schemes and holidays.

 

 

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