Quick & Easy Mason Jar Centerpiece

5 Materials
15 Minutes

Do you need a quick centerpiece? Here is how I made an easy mason jar centerpiece! Perfect indoors or outdoors!

Are you looking for a quick & easy centerpiece? Have an extra Mason jar or two? Let me show you how I quickly designed this easy mason jar centerpiece!

Let’s get started!

Today I am sharing how easy it is to make a centerpiece that you can use either inside or outdoors! If you have been following me for a bit, you know that I love a good dough bowl centerpiece. I made a double dough bowl centerpiece for my sunflower tablescape.

To add a finishing touch to the dough bowl display, I added a pair of sunflower bouquets in the old blue Ball jars. The jars are filled with faux fruit slices and waterproof fairy lights. The sunflower theme is carried out with the jaunty little ribbon around the neck!

Simple Summer Dough Bowl Centerpiece

Let’s Add a Pair of Vintage Ball Jars

Supplies to make 2 centerpieces:

In order to turn this simple mason jar into a pretty centerpiece, you will need the following things.:

2 vintage Ball jars. If you don’t the blue colored ones, you can use the clear Mason jar or even an empty glass jar. Canning jars can often be found at estate sales, garage sales, antique stores or thrift shops.

2 sets of battery operated fairy lights. These are the fairy lights I used in the Mason Jar arrangements. They come with batteries and are waterproof.

You will need enough faux sunflowers to fill the jars. I cut this sunflower bush apart to make the two Ball Jar arrangements

I used about 7 slices of faux fruit. I used the fruit slices out of this package of faux fruit in the Mason Jar arrangements

Step 1

I filled the jar with the battery operated fairy lights. I turned the lights on while I put the centerpiece together so that I could see how the lights were shining through the pieces of fruit. The lights are turned off by using the little blue button on the white piece.

After you get the lights in the jar, simply drop in the slices of faux fruit.

After you get the slices of fruit in place, add the sunflower bouquets and finish off the jar with a simple ribbon treatment.

I used ribbon that had a sunflower print. If you prefer a simpler look, you could use raffia or twine.

Additional Info

Since I am not using water in this jar centerpiece, the fact that the fairy lights are waterproof isn’t really important. I purchased the ones that were waterproof knowing that I might want to use them in a different vase arrangement that did have water.

I used faux fruit but you could use real fruit. If you do use real fruit, please add water to the mason jar to help keep the fruit fresh thru your event.

The battery lights come with a little tab that needs to be removed before the lights will light up. I am notorious for forgetting to pull that tab off and then wondering why my lights won’t turn on!

Instead of faux fruit slices, you could fill the jar with marbles, ornaments or even shells.

The sunflowers could be replaced with any other faux flower.

Fresh flowers could also be used. If you decide to use fresh flowers, please add water to the jar!

One Last Look At the Easy Mason Jar Centerpiece

To learn more about how I put the whole Simple Summer Tablescape together, please see How to Create a Simple Summer Tablescape


Suggested materials:
  • Battery operated fairy lights   (online retailer)
  • Faux fruit slices   (online retailer)
  • Old canning jars   (had on hand)
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Kimberly Snyder
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