Carrot Mason Jars

I think I need to admit a problem…I have a carrot problem.  For some reason everything Carrot is absolutely, incredibly, fantastically wonderful to me!  As are these adorable Carrot Mason Jars that I whipped up in no time for my Spring Mantel!  Do you ever do that?  Find something you are crushing on and let it consume you?  No?  Just me?  M’kay…moving on!

Carrot Mason Jars

Supplies Needed for Carrot Mason Jars:

  • Mason Jars
  • Orange Spray Paint
  • Greenery
  • Styrofoam balls or vase filler
  • Wire Snips if using fake greenery
  • Soil if using real greenery!

Carrot Mason Jars at thatswhatchesaid.net

Side Note:  After I made these I thought it would be REALLY cute to plant spider plants in these jars!  Right?  And have the spider plant spill over the top like the top of a carrot…oh I will save that for next year I guess!

DIY Carrot Mason Jars at thatswhatchesaid.net

This is really easy.  If your mason jars have labels you can find my recipe to Easily Remove Labels from Glass Jars and take care of that.  If they are label free, then you can just give them a good coat or two of spray paint!

Easily Remove Labels for Carrot Mason Jars

Spray Painted Mason Jars for Carrot Easter Mantel

While those dry, I just picked up this stem of greenery from Hobby Lobby ($9.99 but I used my 40% off coupon for it)  I only needed one because I was going to separate it to fill all three jars. I used some wire snips and snipped the branches from the main stem.

Carrot Mason Jars at thatswhatchesaid.net

I used small Styrofoam balls to stick the branches in.  This kept them in place for me as well as raised them up a bit out of the mouth of the jar!

Carrot Mason Jars at thatswhatchesaid.net

Pop them in and you are done!

Carrot Mason Jars at thatswhatchesaid.net

Carrot Mason Jars at thatswhatchesaid.net

I do really like how they sit on my mantel along with my Blooming Easter Egg Topiaries I made last year!  I have more springy goodness to come before my mantel is complete!

Carrot Mason Jars on Spring Mantel at thatswhatchesaid.net

To testify to my carrot obsession….you could also make these cute fabric Carrot Treat Bags Fabric-Carrot-Treat-Bags
or how about some DIY Orange smelling Carrot Play dough?

Play Dough Recipe at thatswhatchesaid.net

I also invite you to follow my Easter Pinterest Board and check out my other Spring and Easter Projects from the past as well!

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2 Responses
  • LuAnn Braley
    April 11, 2014

    What cute ideas! I pinned the carrot play-dough. :O)

  • Crystal
    April 11, 2014

    I love the carrot mason jars. I was wondering how you got the leaves to stay up and then I saw the picture of the styrofoam ball which is a great idea that I’m going to borrow for other vases :) Super cute!!

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