I’m Paula from Sweet Pea and I’m the latest CSI Project agent.  My assigned mission was to create or craft something using Mason jars.  The Internet is full of inspiring ideas using these easy-to-find jars.  Let the inspiration begin!

This simple centerpiece using Mason Jarswould be perfect for a wedding or party.

Mason Jars filled with sand and candles would be pretty on tables for a summer party and also would look great lining a walkway.

Source: google.com via Paula on Pinterest

Terrariums made with Mason Jars are pretty and would be a fun science project for a child.

Source: curbly.com via Paula on Pinterest

Mason Jars can be crafted into lamps, light fixtures, and soap dispensers.

They make wonderful vases for any season.

This challenge was particularly exciting to me because it offered me a chance to decorate with some of the jars that I inherited from my grandmother.  I ventured into my basement to take a peek around to see what I might find to use.  A shelf in a dusty corner offered quite a few possibilities.

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After washing the jars, the decorating fun began!

I started by layering an old dough board over an antique hand-tatted tablecloth and then added jars full of Valentine themed candy.  My jars are Ball brand instead of Mason.  Don’t you love the old fashioned tops?

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Easy-to-make heart rings crafted from pink napkins along with heart-embellished ribbon add interest between the jars.

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This jar was issued to celebrate America’s bicentennial year and has 1976 stamped on the back.

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This jar was designed for jelly but works perfectly here as a candy container.

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Atlas is another canning jar brand.

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Are you wondering what I’ll do with all of this candy when Valentine’s Day is over?  I hate to admit it, but we’ll eventually eat it all.  No candy goes to waste in our house!

Thanks so much to Dee for having me as a CSI agent.  It’s been fun!

Please visit me at Sweet Pea where I blog about decorating, crafting, gardening, cooking, sewing, remodeling, exercise, and travel.  I love making new blogging friends and hope that you’ll stop by to say hello.

~If you would like  to be a CSI Agent, email me at dee@thesciproject.com.

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