This post is in partnership with Newell Brands, makers of Ball® Fresh Preserving Products.
I’ve always enjoyed a good Secret Santa gift exchange, but this may be the best one yet because it involves crafting! When the folks at Newell Brands, makers of Ball® Fresh Preserving Products asked if I wanted to participate in a gift exchange incorporating their jars, I couldn’t resist. The possibilities for mason jar crafts are endless and I welcomed the opportunity to push my creativity to create a one-of-a-kind gift. These DIY winter floral vases are what I came up with, and I must admit, I’m in love!
Read on for all the project details, as well as a reveal of my Secret Santa recipient and the awesome Ball® jar gift I received in the mail!
I bet if you’re reading this blog post, you’re a craft lover who has made at least one craft with a Ball® jar. Transforming these simple canning jars that have been around for 130 years into awesome pieces of home decor has been a huge trend recently. I’ve painted the inside of the jars before to use them as vases, but this time I used chalk paint on the outside and glued on some pretty faux winter foliage from the craft store.
Adding the flowers to the outside is an unexpected touch and I think the added textural element makes them so chic – I sure hope my Secret Santa recipient thinks so too!
Speaking of my Secret Santa recipient, I was fortunate to be paired with Linda Ly – cookbook author and writer of Garden Betty blog. I am so happy to have discovered her blog, because her writing and her photos are just beautiful. Linda savors the simple things in life, and I can totally get on board with that mentality. She and her family just moved to Oregon from California – be sure to check out their adventures. You can even see what she thought of the gift I sent her here!
Want to make your own Ball® jar winter vases? Here’s how!