Mason-re Centerpieces August 01 2017, 0 Comments

The grandmother of half of the Mason-re team recently turned 90 years old! To celebrate, family flew in from as far away as Alaska and New York. I love a good DIY project, so to adorn the tables for her birthday dinner, I made some custom centerpieces.

Step 1: Gather materials

I got most of my materials at a local craft store, or found them in my craft bin. Our grandma loves the color purple and music, but these centerpieces could be customized for any age and interests. 

  1. 16oz Mason jars
  2. Mason-re koozies
  3. Wooden numbers
  4. Cardboard musical notes
  5. Narrow wooden dowels
  6. Glue (I used E6000 and hot glue)
  7. Paint, glitter 
  8. Styrofoam balls
  9. Balloons 
  10. Ribbon
  11. Tape
  12. Knife

Step 2: Glue the numbers and musical notes to the wooden dowels

Before gluing, use the knife to cut the dowels to the desired height. Now for the gluing- the E6000 is my favorite craft glue because it is so strong, but the downside is that it takes up to 72 hours to cure. So, glue the decorations to the dowels and set aside. Wait patiently until they dry. (Thank you to my friend and owner of Pete's Papercrafts for laser cutting the musical notes!)

Step 3: Paint! 

Paint the decorations and their attached dowels whatever color you like. And add some glitter, because who doesn't like glitter?!

Step 4: Assemble

  1. Tape the ribbon of the balloons to the inside of the mason jar (with the koozie already on it) so the balloons rise to the desired height.
  2. Put the Styrofoam ball into the bottom of the jar, so that the ribbon of the balloons is spread out around it.
  3. Place the wooden numbers on dowels into the center Styrofoam ball. (I hot glued the numbers together in the middle so they they didn't separate).
  4. Strategically place the remaining decorations and dowels into the Styrofoam ball.
  5. Voilà!