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Mason Jar Planter - Easy To Make

Easy to Make Mason Jar Planter - using an old jar!

I have used Mason Jars for as long as I can remember for all sorts of 'stuff' ~ holding fresh cut flowers, ribbon, rubber bands, pencils, pens, silverware, etc., but never for a living plant.

easy-to-make-mason-jar-planter

The other day I was out and saw these beautiful white mums.

I bought them with every intent of putting them in a regular planter but when I got home and came in through the garage I spied a big Mason Jar...and a bag of dirt...and that's when it hit me....these pretty white mums would look perfect in a Mason Jar hanging from my front porch railing.

Mason Jar Planter

These were so easy to put together.  All I needed was the Mason Jar, some good quality dirt {I used Miracle-Gro}, some rocks at the bottom of the jar for drainage {I grabbed some from under my front porch} and wire to hang the Mason Jar from the banister.  A few months ago I did a post for Consumer Crafts and got a goodie bag and the copper wire was in the bag {score!}.

Planter Mason Jars

I put the rocks at the bottom of the jar {gently}, added some dirt and then removed the mums from the plastic planter and broke up the roots a bit so that the plant would fit into the mouth of the jar.  Once in there, I wrapped several rounds of the copper wire under the lip leaving enough to form a hanger.

Mason Jars Planters

Once it was all together I watered the planter and hung it out on my railing.  It looked so pretty and is a great way to welcome guests. {By the way my weight bench turned garden bench is holding up great in the weather....it's still hanging out on the front porch and now has the pretty mums to keep it company.}

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25 Comments

  1. Cindy Eikenberg says:

    Hi Mary Beth! What a cute idea to plant the mums in a Mason jar! I just found some great vintage Mason jars at an antique shop yesterday...thank you so the new inspiration for what to do with them! 🙂 Pinning! Hope you are having a wonderful week!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Cindy! I wish I could find some vintage Mason Jars....I have one that I found accidentally but I'm always on the hunt for them.

      Enjoy your (almost here) long weekend.

      Hugs, Mary Beth

  2. Diane | An Extraordinary Day says:

    How Cute!!! You are such a clever gal! I love the look for right now too. I'm not quite ready for fall colors just yet.
    Keeping being Extraordinary!!
    [hugs]

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Diane ~ I'm not ready for the fall colors yet, either. There's something so fresh about the summer ones.

      Have a wonderful day.
      Hugs, Mary Beth

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  4. Linda @ Mixed Kreations says:

    Great idea! Great way to recycle jars and add color to a post. Would look cute with several going around a porch railing. I' m ready for fall, I'm tired of this heat. Hope you have a great weekend! Pinning!

  5. Okay, I might try this. The rocks help with drainage or I may try drilling a small hole in the jar. Better yet I'll get Mike to do it. He still gives me a hard time when he saw me removing roots so the plants would fit in too small containers. I only need the plants for a 4 hour party!

  6. What a simple and chic way to decorate an entryway or porch! Beautiful Mary Beth!!

  7. Katie Goldsworthy says:

    Beautiful! It would make the perfect present! Pinning to the Monday Funday pin board! Thanks for linking 🙂

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  9. this is a lovely idea...very pretty!
    I want to try this....

  10. Super pretty MB and your photos are absolutely gorgeous!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Malia!

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  13. I LOVE this so much hanging on your post! I love it so much I just shared it on my FB page 🙂 And it's pinned, too! Thanks for sharing on Tickled Pink Times Two!!

  14. Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage says:

    What can't a mason jar do - this is so cute!! Love the way you tied it around the railing!
    Kelly

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Kelly ~ you are the Queen of Mason Jars so I appreciate the sweetness!

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  17. Jen @ West Street Story says:

    Wow, so simple yet so amazing! {Jen runs off to buy herself some mums!}

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I'm glad you liked the planter ~ run carefully and not with scissors!

      Have a great week.

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