I received the same Ball® Jars being given away.  All opinions are my own.
Mother's Day Hanging Mason Jar Posies Tutorial and Ball Jar Giveaway

 

Did you know that I absolutely LOVE mason jars?

Back before they were popular, my aunt, when downsizing gave me a few boxes filled with vintage Ball® jars.  I thought it was the best gift ever, and used them to decorate my sweet saltbox.  Several moves later, the jars were popping up all over the place and I found them among my boxes and started using them here and here.

As much as I love those vintage Ball jars, my heart would pitter-patter whenever I spied an amethyst or purple mason jar.  However, I never saw one in real life… just in gorgeous vignettes in the blog world.

This week, I was blessed to receive a box of six purple pint-sized Ball® jars.  Oh my heart!!

 

Purple Ball Mason Jars - Hanging Mason Jar Posies Tutorial

 

Because I think the purple is sooo special, I decided to put together a Mother’s Day idea for you that really shows off the pretty purple glass.

It’s super easy… low cost… and takes very little time or skill.

Are you ready?

 

Pretty Hanging Mason Jar Posies for Mother's Day - Tutorial

 

Hanging Mason Jar Posies for Mother’s Day – Tutorial

 

Assemble Your Supplies

  • 1 Pint Ball® jar in your favorite color… purple, green, blue, or clear
  • Mason jar ring
  • Pretty ribbon (I used one bolt of  7/8 in x 9 ft Offray ribbon for just $1.97 at Walmart)
  • Small pot of live posies (I used pansies – my pot was $1.99 at Meijer)
  • Cup hook or Command hook (hung inside the door with the hook up rather than down)
  • Heavy weight plastic bag (I used a Hefty gallon bag)
  • Scissors
  • Paddle wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Plastic garbage bag to protect your surface

 

Instructions

Before you begin, protect your working surface with an un-opened plastic trash bag.

Take your heavy gallon plastic bag and work a portion of it into the jar’s opening to create a hanging pouch. (Note: you do not need to do this step if you want to fill your jar with potting mix.  However, since neither option is a long- term ways to grow plants, I prefer to use the plastic pouch because it doesn’t require the extra dirt and I will treat my flowering plants like cut flowers and dispose when they wilt…. or plant them outside in the garden or other container.)

Once the plastic pouch is deep enough for your plant, place the ring over the plastic and screw the ring down on the jar.

 

Hanging Mason Jar - Posie Pocket Tutorial

 

Using your scissors, cut the plastic away from the outer edge of the jar ring, being careful to cut as close as possible to the ring so that there isn’t any cut plastic hanging out.

 

Hanging Mason Jar Posie Pouch Tutorial

 

Cut a length of ribbon to be used as the hanger.  You’ll want to measure from the point the jar will hang from the cup hook (which you’ve already installed) inside your cabinet door to the bottom edge of the jar ring and then double the length and then add another inch or two for knotting the ribbon.

Take your paddle wire and run it around the jar, slipping in the hanging ribbon, and then tightening the wire as tightly as you can and twisting the wires and trimming the ends with your wire cutters.

 

Tutorial for creating a Hanging Mason Jar Posie Pot Tutorial

 

Take the hanging ribbon that’s being held in place by the wire and slide it so that it’s an even length on both sides.  Double check to see that your length is correct and knot the end of the ribbon.  (The knotted end will be inside the door when you hang your finished project.) 

 

Ribbon Loop for Hanging Mason Jar Posie Pots Tutorial

 

Next you ‘ll want to select the length of ribbon you need, and wrap it around the jar ring and finishing it off by making a simple tied bow.  To make this easier, I held the jar between my knees so that it would not move around while tying my bow.  Be sure to snug the ribbon tightly around the jar ring.

 

Pretty ribbon tied onto the hanging mason jar posy - Tutorial

 

Tutorial for creating a hanging mason jar posy pot for Mother's Day

 

This is where things get a little messy.

Squeeze your pot to loosen it and then lightly hold on to it while you hold on the base stem of your plant and pull the plant out of the pot.  Notice the small plastic pocket you made for holding the plant and then begin to remove the extra dirt and roots so that you reduce your plant’s root ball to be the size of your plastic pocket.  (Note: you should be using a damp root ball.  If it is not damp, water it and wait for the roots to soak up the moisture before moving on… you do not want a mud pie – that would be a mess… nor do you want your roots to be dry.)  Look to see what way your flowers are facing and when you drop your plant into the plastic pocket, make sure that the bow is facing you as well as the front of the flowers.  My root ball was a snug fit into the plastic pocket… you do not want it to be loose or it will fall out and dry out quickly.  Try not to get any dirt on your ribbon.  If you do… use a paint brush to brush away the dirt.

 

Hanging Mason Jar Posies Tutorial

 

Hang your finished mason jar posies for a pretty Mother’s Day presentation.

 

Mother's Day Hanging Mason Jar Posies Tutorial

 

Additional Options:

If you don’t have a spot to hang your pretty posies… eliminate the wire and hanger steps and simply tie a bow on your mason jar.  A grouping would look lovely down the center of the table, or better yet, place one at each table setting.  If you like, tie on little name tags under the bows.

I hung just one purple Ball® jar on my cupboard door.  But a trio would be amazing, hung at various heights.

If you don’t want to deal with dirt and a potted plant, skip the steps for the plastic pouch and fill your jar with a little water and add fresh flowers from the garden to your Ball jar(s).

 

Hanging Mason Jar Posies for Mother's Day and Giveaway

 

This is a fun project for Mother’s Day… but it could be used for almost any occasion.

Since May 1st or May Day is right around the corner, you might whip up a few mason jar posies and hang them on the doorknobs of your friends and family along with a happy note or poem.

 

Today I’m joining my blogging friends for…

 

Hanging Mason Jar Posies Tutorial for Mother's Day and GIVEAWAY

 

Please be sure to stop by their blogs to see what their amazing creations.

Yesterday on Tuesday :: Cupcakes and Crinoline :: Debbie Doo’s 

Petticoat Junktion :: My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia  :: The Silly Pearl

Orphans with Make Up :: Domestically Speaking  :: Setting for Four

Lovely, Etc. :: An Extraordinary Day :: Lolly Jane

 

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Comments

  1. JUST STUNNING! What a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day and I love how you chose the polka dot ribbon to coordinate! Love it. Pinned and will be sharing more!

    • Awwww…. thanks, Malia! Polka dots just make my heart happy.
      All the best for a beautiful day! And thanks again for the invitation. [hugs]

  2. This is such a pretty and happy way to display lovely flowers, Diane! I love it ~ sharing 🙂

  3. Oh how pretty! Pinned this TWICE! Never has a mason jar been so lovely.
    Hey, my Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop just wrapped up but the next one opens Tuesday evening 7pm ET. PLEASE come by and share this! ♥

    • You just put the biggest smile on my face Sinea!! Thanks for your sweet words and for your lovely invitation.
      All the best for an extraordinary start to you week!

  4. Wow Diane – I had no idea they had purple ones – this is simply gorgeous !!!
    I have the blue ones on my garden chandelier – now I think I need purple ones instead !
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful project !
    xoxoxo

    • The purple ones are really something spectacular! Almost elegant… if a canning jar can be elegant. 😉
      Thanks for popping by Suzan!! Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend.

  5. This is so pretty, love the purple flowers with the purple jar

  6. Hi Diane ~
    What a wonderful idea.
    I love this ~ something so beautiful to give to your favorite Mom’s
    Thank you for sharing this.
    Have a great week.
    Much love,
    Rose

  7. Love the purple.
    Mrs “Tutor”. Why not put posie in plastic bag first then squeeze into jar? Then add bow? What logistical problem am I avoiding by exactly following your steps in order? I’m forever mixing up steps. ( wonder if there ‘s a 12 step program for my problem 😉

    • Haha! Well Gail… that’s a good question and one I had to think about for a moment. 🙂
      There’s the issue with the ring which needs to go down over the plastic bag/pouch to “seal” it in place. It might be a big challenge to squeeze the ring over your flowers. Aside from that… I’m sure that you can change up the order of things to make it work for you. This just happens to be the way “my” mind sequences things. 🙂 And I confess to being very sequential. No surprise to you. 😉 Eh?

      Thanks for popping by. 🙂 Hope your week is off to an extraordinary start!

  8. How sweet! I love the purple

    • It’s the bomb!! 😉
      Seriously… I’ve been admiring the purples since I realized mason jars were made in that color. Feeling so blessed to have my own, now.
      Thanks for your kind words, Kathy!

  9. I love this idea!

  10. Lovely!!!! Thank you Diane!!! It’s adorable!

  11. Aren’t pansies so happy? I love how you coordinated the color of the flower with the jar and ribbon – so pretty!! Thanks for sharing this fabulous tute! Pinned!

    • Absolutely!! It’s like they are wearing smiles. How can we not smile back when we look at their sweet faces. 😉 Thanks for your sweet thoughts, Heather! [hugs]

  12. So pretty! The flowers look so good in that amethyst jar!

  13. Those pansies look perfect in that gorgeous purple mason jar… so pretty!

  14. So stinking cute!!!! I love it.

  15. What a unique and beautiful idea for Mother’s Day! And I LOVE the blue!! Stunning! Thank you for sharing!

  16. This is beautiful, Diane! Thank you so much for the step-by-step as well!

  17. Diane, This is so pretty! I didn’t know the jars came in all these colors.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

  18. What a cute idea to plant pansies or johnny jump ups in the jars.
    That trio of jars are gorgeous!

  19. This is such a perfect project for Mother’s Day Diane. What mother wouldn’t love this!
    Thank you for sharing this at Shabbilicious Friday. I’m delighted to be featuring this at the party on Friday.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  20. Purple is my fave! Is there any other color in the world?? 😉
    Love this idea.
    Here from I Should be Mopping the Floor.

  21. I love the polka dots on this, very creative and cute. Looks simple to do as well.

    • Thanks Dawn! 🙂 I love simple projects. But… this one as cute as it is really is a short-lived bit of decor. I hope everyone “gets” that. But… for the brief time, it’s really worth the small effort.

      All the best for an extraordinary start to your week!

  22. Valerie Phillips says:

    Diane:
    I am having my mom and my mother in law over my home for a Mother’s Day brunch …very excited…was trying to find some unique ideas…so far I have Lemon Meringue Pie in 1/2 pint mason jars…and your adorable flower pots…I already had the purple jars ( I love purple and I had to have them) I had no clue what I was going to do with them :)…THANK YOU SO MUCH…

    • How special to have both moms for Mother’s Day! The purple jars are so pretty. I’m excited that you were inspired. You brunch sounds so lovely! Have a blessed day!

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