Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Decorated Mason Jar Tutorial and A Party Goin' ON!

Hello sweet ladies, 

Hope your day is sweet......been running around the house and outside.........soapy water in the sink soaking morning dishes......Girlies out of their pens......baby chicks watered and fed.......Oakley (our daughter's new 10 week old lab) out for a little run, candles lit in the house.........now ready to do the Decorated A Jar Tutorial so you can make for your gift giving!!!!!!! You are not going to believe how easy this is to make......only need a few items  for each jar you make up.......

 one pint or qt. size mason jar ( I am using pint),

scraps of burlap at least 21/2" wide
scraps of fabric (choose your preference, muslin or homespun look  nice also)
small votive candle
8" white organza sheer ribbon with wire on both edges
12" x 3/8" check ribbon
old small button
glue gun
glue stick

 First you need to measure your jar and then add 1" (about 12" for pint size) this will be the measurement for  burlap, fabric and checked ribbon. 

Lay pieces on a table in this order with burlap first, fabric and then ribbon centered. 

Now to make the rose out of your organza ribbon. "Follow" each step closely........ 

 press one end of ribbon 1/4" ..........

be careful here, the goal is to get both ends of wire pushed gently out of ribbon, without losing one of the ends back into the ribbon. On the other end of the ribbon that has not been folded........carefully push out the wire. Watching that the other end of the wire does not move. Make sure you get at least 1" out and then bend wire back so it won't move while you fold back the folded side and get that wire out. 

Now you will have two wires. Gently keep pulling back the ribbon on each side. Now here is the fun part, tie each wires together into a knot, and pull. Tie two more times to secure. Pull wire to the backside and cut off with about 1/4" left.

See when it gathers up it makes a rose! Easy! You could even use this method with wider ribbon. Glue a old button in the center. 

The sky is the limit on making these. I will be making them for gifts. 

I will also make some jars with wires that has been wrapped with brown flower tape. I will cut a piece long enough to go around the top of the jar. Then I will make up another piece of wire long enough to make a hanger and attach to each side of the jar. Super sweet hanging from a peg! 

Now it is time to have a "Vacation Party"!

Someone will win one completed 

"Decorate a Jar"/ 
including the jar made up!

Vote 1
I thought for the comment it would be fun to hear a family holiday memory......scripture verse......or just anything you would like to say. 

Vote 2
Leave me a note at  Prairie Flower Facebook 
let me know if that gives you two votes! 


ends on

November 23

If you do not have a blog that is fine, please send me an email  at prairie flower farm at g mail dot com with "Vacation" in the subject line. I will count you in!!!!!! 

If you sign in as anonymous on my blog, you have to leave me an email so I can get a hold of you if you win. 

Decorate A Jar Kit
burlap, fabric, check ribbon, ribbon for rose, and vintage button
Kits available for $3.50 with $1.50 shipping, if you want more then one add 25 cents for each additional. 

I will also have a new design tomorrow that is homespun, if you are interested in that as a kit.

Send an email, if you want to pay with paypal and we will send out an invoice.

If by check or money order email me and I will send my address.

I sure have been enjoying my vacation!!!!!!!!

Hugs to your day and may the Lord bless YOU!



  1. AND... I'm leaving a message here on your blog - you throw the best parties!! Have a great Thanksgiving! Greetings from Argentina!

  2. Debi Prill (eprill@bloomer.net)November 20, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    I so enjoy reading your blog. You are always doing something special and wonderful for others. A family holiday memory I have is my dad for years, dressed up as Santa Claus and would go to homes that called and asked him to come. He always has told us the best part was how he enjoyed the looks on children's faces when he walked in the door. He actually was Santa Claus for my oldest for his first two Christmases but then we were worried that he would figure out it was Grandpa.
    Hugs to you too and wishing God's blessings on you and your family!

  3. What a fun idea Linda , you are so creative. My memory of Christmas would be hanging our stockings at the end of our bed as we did not have a fireplace , the stockings were actually my Dad's work socks , you know the kind , grey with the red and white stripe at the top , to this day I still love those socks. Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family !

  4. Linda you are like a little elf! So fun and creative! I saw some small Mason jars for sale really cheap! Now to remember where! LOL! This is precious and I want to be included with your giveaway! I also visited Judy the soap lady! Thank you!

  5. Love this idea! I guess my fondest Christmas memory would be the year my mother passed away, because although she was not there in body, she passed away on Dec 17, and that lead to all 7 of my siblings, our father and I being together for the first time in decades for Christmas. She was there in spirit <3.

  6. My favorite memory: Every year after dinner, we draw names for our family Christmas exchange. There are so many of us, I have 12 cousins alone, it is easier to draw names. Of course, everyone always wanted Grandma or the newest baby/toddler!

  7. Love the jar and the great tutorial! A favorite holiday memory is one on Thanksgiving day.Momma was moving the roasting pan holding the turkey on to a hot pad mat when the mat flew apart.It was one of those potpourri filled mats and potpourri flew everywhere.It went into the bowl of dressing but we managed to save the day anyway.The look of shock on momma's face was over the top.We had quite a few chuckles that day and always remember it each year.LOL! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours,Jen

  8. John was cleaning out the garage yesterday and found a box full of canning jars. He asked if I wanted them! Of course, just what I need to make these adorable candle jars. Leaving a message on FB, too. You are so clever and creative. I love simple things. :)

  9. Lots of fun holiday memories! As a child we never never ate until we would all kneel down and pray together. Decorating our tree. My dad always finished setting up the Nativity scene first. I have several and cherish each one as I display them for Christmas.

  10. Love the sweetest jar idea!I loved CHRISTMAS when I was a little girl....youngest of three wonderful sisters who thought I was so adorable..got lots of toys! :-) Thanks, Linda.

  11. Very pretty way to decorate a jar. My favorite Holiday memory is the birthday parties for Jesus started by my mother-in-law on Christmas Eve.

  12. I left a comment on FB. Love your candle jar! A new favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 31:30
    "Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised."
    A favorite Christmas memory is baking cookies with my daughters and my grandchildren.

  13. Love this hun; it's so cute...I hope I win..:) Your blog always makes me smile. I also left a comment on your FB page. My favorite Chrismas memory is when I was little I'd wake my 2 younger brothers up before the sun was even up..lol and sneak out to see what "Santa" had left and if he ate his cookies; he always left such a mess..then mom & dad would make us go back to bed til the sun came up..lol and I'd lay there too excited to sleep..thanks for helping me to remember..i'm smiling now...:)

    Hugs, Shar

  14. Reading your post is a delight and always seems you having something to share with others. Luv, Luv your blog. LenZie

  15. loved playing games with siblings while growing up on the holidays

  16. It's so fun what one can do with those canning jars! Great ideas and who wouldn't love one. :-)
    My favorite Thanksgiving memory is the fact that until our children grew up and left home, we celebrated Thanksgiving the first weekend of October. We're not Canadians, but somehow I always felt a bit more thankful (no snow, no biting wind, no blizzard!) in October than I might the end of November. lol So our Thanksgivings were celebrated on a typically gorgeous, crisp October day when the skies are deep blue, the leaves are turning color. So fun!! And we had a bonfire and ate too much pumpkin pie. :-) Happy Thanksgiving to everyone out there!♥

  17. What a great way to decorate a jar! Glad you're having such a great vacation!
    Blessings to you and your precious family, love the new puppy!

    Blessings for a glorious Happy Thanksgiving!

  18. What a sweet idea, Linda. Thanks for sharing the how-tos!

    One of my most favorite things about Thanksgiving is the praise and thanksgiving service we always have at church the night before, on Thanksgiving Eve. It is such a blessing to hear young and old praise God and share testimonies of all that He has done in their lives during the past year.

    Another neat thing is that for the past few years, my hubby and I have invited friends rather than family for Thanksgiving dinner. Some of our family is far away and others would rather do their own traditions, which is fine, so we often have a houseful of friends to share the meal. It is just as special!

  19. Thanks for the tutorial.

    We make happy memories each year at our Thanksgiving family reunion. My father-in-laws family meets at a church to share Thanksgiving together. This year it will be between 75-80 adults and kids. Some of the meal is made in the church kitchen and the rest is brought by everyone. We will have 3 big turkeys this year. In past years, we always had country ham, which has a unique flavor and only some like. We have a planning meeting each year to decide what each person will bring. This year I am praying for those in our family who do not know the Lord. Many have a knowledge of Jesus but are not born again believers. It's wonderful to be part of a family who recognizes God but also sad to know that true faith is not being passed down from generation to generation. Pray with us as we try to bring our kids up in the Lord.

    Linda, I know this is what you and your husband have done also. Thanks for giving us a good model. Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!


  20. Hi Linda! What a darling gift :0)! My favorite Thanksgiving memory is of my grandmother sitting down to eat after everyone was served & grace was given. She had been up almost all night slow roasting the turkey & making all the trimmings. The pies were baked the day before. She would do it all over again for Christmas. Her greatest joy was feeding people & as time went on~~~more folks appeared at the table over the holidays. People who were lonely or in need. My grandmother was a living Angel of Hospitality! Happy Thanksgiving Linda to you & your family. God Bless you & thank you for your friendship.
    Hugs, Linda Petersen

  21. Me again to tell you I left a comment on Facebook~~~
    Linda Petersen

  22. Though the cherry trees don’t blossom
    and the strawberries don’t ripen,
    Though the apples are worm-eaten
    and the wheat fields stunted,
    Though the sheep pens are sheepless
    and the cattle barns empty,
    I’m singing joyful praise to God.
    I’m turning cartwheels of joy to my Savior God.
    Counting on God’s Rule to prevail,
    I take heart and gain strength.
    I run like a deer.
    I feel like I’m king of the mountain!
    (or Queen for a Day! Habakkuk 3:17-19, The Message

  23. Oh I love the jar..I have quite a few mason jars so what a great idea!

    I don't know why the most memorable funny thing that happened to us on Thanksgiving was when I was a teenager we were at my aunt's home and she had one of those turkeys that the button pops up when it's done..for some reason we had a turkey that malfunctioned..that button never popped up. Why no one was bright enough that day to just take the bird out of the oven I have no idea..normally bright people. Oh and after all that we forgot to warm the rolls and serve them..everytime I see one of those pop up button turkeys I think of that year fondly..I'm sure we were starving by the time we ate!

  24. Hi Linda, I left a comment on your FB page...have a blessed day:)


  25. Wonderful presentation of flower..Thanks for the tutorial. Really nice :-)


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