This beautiful upcycling mason jar centerpiece in gold and white is ideal for decorating during the entire Christmas season, but especially for New Years Eve parties! With the shimmering gold, the white accents and even a bit of black, it goes with the classic New Years theme. As such a simple little decoration, it is great to do with kids and perfect for making it at the last minute. You can easily do this in no time and once the paint has dried you have a beautiful centerpiece that looks expensive.
Upcycled Mason Jar Centerpiece
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of upcycling and repurposing. Mason jars, and really any jar or container, are favorites for creating something new. I’ve seen these centerpieces online at some of my favorite home decor stores, but I knew paying more than $ 40 for one wasn’t going to happen. This simple DIY is an excellent choice that, in my opinion, looks even better than most that you can buy in stores.
You may also want to make something like these mason jar scented oil candles to add to your decor. They will bring amazing scents to the room and be a great handmade project at the same time. I love this almost as much as my cranberry orange stove potpourri.
Can i use different glasses?
Sure! If mason jars aren’t available, you can use any jar or even a clear plastic jar for this project. We always keep jars from pickles, mayonnaise and other spices. Just wash them well and use some goo gone to remove the labels. They often have big mouths and are great ways to create your own small glass project.
What can I put in these centerpieces?
I love to let the little dowel stars stick. They look super cute and are really easy to make. You can of course make all kinds of different flower picks, bouquets of flowers, and just plain fun additions to get into the centerpiece. Below are some ideas of things that could be used.
- Use it on a buffet table to store utensils with forks, spoons and knives in another jar.
- Add to a candy or dessert buffet with candy in the glasses. This is best for candy canes or candy sticks, lollipops, or larger items.
- Put it on a desk or in a classroom and fill it with pens, crayons, pens, markers, or even crayons.
- Fill with gift cards, sweets or treats and give away as a funny gift in a glass idea.
Other ways to decorate the outside of the glasses
If you do not want to paint the glasses with paint, you can decorate them with other objects. Painting is usually the easiest method, but it can be a little messy when working with kids. Below are a few options you can use to coat the outside of the mason jars as well.
- Washi tape or craft tape of different colors wrapped around the outside of the glass.
- Napkin or scrapbook paper Mod Podged on the outside of the jar.
- Stickers or sticker paper wrapped around the jar.
What is the best color for glasses?
For the golden part of this glass, I prefer spray paint. It goes on smoothly and looks its best after drying. If you want to paint the rest of the glass, you can use any craft or acrylic paint. If you’re making a lot of these at once, then you can easily use spray paint on the white part as well. It only takes a few seconds to coat the glass before it is allowed to dry.
Supplies are needed
How to Make an Upcycled Mason Jar Centerpiece
Clean and dry your mason jar, then wrap a strip of packing tape or painter’s tape around the bottom of the jar, leaving a 1 12 / -2 inch section open at the bottom.
Spray the lower part with gold spray paint and set it aside to dry.
When dry, remove the tape.
Paint the inside of the white cover of the jar with a firm layer and set it aside to dry.
As the jars dry, use a star shape to draw stars on the back of gold glitter foam paper, black and white foam paper, and any other colors you want. You need 3 stars per glass.
Cut out the stars and set them aside.
Curling band for each dowel.
Glue the tape, then stare at the top of the dowel.
One at a time, wrap the gold pipe cleaners around a pin to create a spiral. Add 3-4 per glass.
Now place 2-3 dowels and 3-4 pipe cleaners in each jar to display!
Present on a coat, table or shelf for any holiday, but especially the New Years Eve parties and events!
Easier craft ideas
Mason jars are a big part of my favorite decorating projects. Using them as a foundation for organizing and decorating is one of the most common things you will see. I’ve shared tons of great ideas already, and below are some of my favorites that you might want to add to your list of craft projects too.
Always spray paint in a well-ventilated area. I prefer to do this outside, but sometimes you have to paint inside. I found out that you can buy a small spray paint protective tent to keep things clean when you paint indoors. It’s a great addition to your craft needs if you tend to spray paint on a regular basis.
Use these jars to hold flowers, decorations, candy, or even utensils on a buffet table.
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Change the colors of the stars you add to the dowels to suit different holidays or events.
I love the idea of making one of these for every table at a special party, anniversary celebration, or even a wedding.
Alternate the bottom with other sparkling or shiny colors for a different look.
YouTube meta: This simple tutorial takes an old mason jar and makes for a stunning look in time for New Years Eve parties! A great upcycling mason jar centerpiece is quick and easy to make!