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Fall Mason Jar Display

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Fall Mason Decor Idea for Fall

Mason jars crafts continue to be a fun and inexpensive fall decor idea.  To make this Gather centerpiece I started by reusing a wood centerpiece from Spring.  The instructions for building a mason jar centerpiece are in the earlier post.

Rustic fall mason jar centerpiece. A pretty fall table centerpiece made with mason jars. An easy to make mason jar craft idea.

A pretty mason jar idea for fall.  this mason jar centerpiece is perfect for fall farmhouse decorating,

In today post I am going to show you an easy yet pretty way to update a simple wood box for fall using a few supplies and very little effort.


Other than the wood box you will need some grey paint, dollar store floral foam for the bases, glass jars, household salt, tea candles and moss.  The remaining decorations can be what you have on hand.  I shopped at home and grabbed some  DIY cotton boles, a chalk painted pumpkin, and assorted nuts.  You could also use pinecones.

Silhouette Method

Depending on the wooden box you have,  paint it white and grey.  Purchase the silhouette pattern for Gather and create a stencil by cutting the word out on freezer paper.

Outline the Gather using the stencil and a pencil.  Remove the stencil and then hand paint the letters with acrylic paint and a small brush.

Chalk Transfer Method

If you don’t have a cutter you can still do this project by transferring letters using Word and chalk.

Create Gather on whatever computer program you prefer.  Flip the letters horizontally so they are backward and print.

Place the printout up against a window, backside towards you.  This helps you see the letters. Carefully fill in the letters using chalk.  Once it is covered in chalk,  place it chalk side down on your wood and rub.

You will have enough of an outline that you can outline the letters and then paint.

 I have used this method for several projects,  it takes longer than a cutting machine but it works very well.

Mason Jar Display

Now the fun easy part.

Instead of using the antique jars for vases this time I used them as candle holders.

Supports to add high for a fun fall mason jar ideas. This mason jar centerpiece is both rustic and farmhouse decor for fall appropriate.,

Place the styrofoam at 2″, 3″ and 4″ heights, this will stagger the jar heights.  You can use any styrofoam you have available, or small bits of wood.  The measurements don’t have to be exact as long as the height differences are the same.  Place the styrofoam at one end of the box snuggled right next to each other.

Fill each jar with three inches of salt, then add little tea lights.  Place the jars on top of the styrofoam.

A pretty Farmhouse styled mason jar centerpiece in neutral fall colours. A cheap fall decor idea using a burlap ribbon and DIY cotton bole craft

Tie a bow around the end of the box.  For this centerpiece I used burlap, but a pretty muslin bow would work as well.

To play on the word Gather, gather a bunch of little fall items, cones, nuts, mini pumpkins, acorns, cotton bolls. I had a little basket so I used it as well.   If you want to use cotton bolls I have a popular tutorial on how to make your own.

To save on the amount of moss you need, fill the box with crumpled tissue paper, parchment paper,  tea towels whatever you can think of that you have on hand.

Place the moss on top making sure to cover all the tissue paper.  Decorate with your gathered items.

hMason jar centerpiece for fall decorating. It has cotton boles, nuts, pumpkins and raffia.


I placed this by the front door in the entry foyer as it matches the key cabinet we currently have in the front foyer.

A pretty table centerpiece using mason jars. This mason jar centerpiece is perfect for fall with neutral colours , with a burlap ribbon and pretty cotton boles.


Neutral colours are so bright and cheerful for fall, the shine off the metallics and the white really adds some light to the shortening days.

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Handmade wood box and mason jar display for fall decorating

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  1. My daughter name is Leanna, I love the jars in the wooden box, This is very inspiring because I have a jar project coming up in a few weeks! Not sure what to do but probably will paint them.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Maria: I look forward to seeing your jars. I haven’t painted jars yet, hopefully I will make something with painted jars for Christmas.

  2. I love the update!! You are the second person I have seen that has used freezer paper to make a stencil…I am going to have to try that (stencils are normally not my friend, lol) Thanks for sharing at TaDa Thursday!!!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Susanne.

      I read that you can use mod podge to hold down your stencil so their are no leaks. On white paint I am pretty sure this would stain it. I found using very tiny amounts of paint at a time really helped.

      Nothing is worse than going for the big ta da moment and having to sand.


  3. Leanna that is quite a transformation. It went from nice to extraordinary. All the little details you have added, such as the stencil and the burlap make it very special indeed. And white is the perfect backdrop for all the texture you have incorporated into the vignette.

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Mary: Thank you for the kind feedback. I think we have a lot in common, we both enjoy shopping from home first and updating it. Especially now that I have started to blog, I need to come up with new ideas from things I have on hand. Otherwise I would need to add an addition for the collections.


  4. Pam Richardson says:

    What a beautiful vignette that you have made. It is perfect for transitioning! Pam @ Everyday Living

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Hi Pam: I found that little basket at a gift shop and bought it not really knowing where I would use it.

      Thank you for commenting.

  5. Leanna, the best thing about white is that it works year round. As time goes by, I’m adding more and more white myself. Your box and mason jars are perfect!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. 🙂

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