Friday, December 7, 2012

Blue Mason Jar Christmas

Is getting creative with free tree trimmings and blue mason jars considered a craft?  I think yes.

 It all started when I cancelled my annual cookie exchange.  Even though I've loved doing it in the past, this year, I decided to let it go.  John and I wanted to focus on throwing a big huge Christmas party instead, and that's what we did.  

Intent on making my own invitations to save money, I was surprised as anyone when I bought these cute things.  Each one less than the price of a stamp?  Yes please!  I toyed around with the wording and colors.  The combination: all those blues and aquas paired with lime green.  Right then and there, my inspiration was born.

I pulled my usual grab-all-those-free-trimmings when we bought our Christmas tree this year.  I think I literally yelled (while holding Fern), "John can you get me a cart?  I'm getting a ton this year!"  

I got my inspiration for this little table scape from my friend's wedding.  Blue mason jars? We're obsessed much. Even though they seem to have a summer feel, I'm making them work this Christmas.  With tree trimmings and tree stumps, it's pretty much the craftiest that I've been this year.

If I get my act together enough, then I might just have a full out house tour on Monday.  This is my no purchase, keep it real, real cheap Christmas!

For more Christmas crafts, check out The Nester.


  1. So pretty! Can't wait to see the other pics - so festive!

    1. Thanks! I would love to see some pics of your crib! I know it's super cute!!!

  2. i spy, in the first picture, the "bigger hammer ever"
    awesome. i'm the best future mother-in-law ever. mmm hmm.

    1. good eye.

      can you see the end gnawed off? Fern likes to bite and spit the bigger hammer ever. ah-ah-ah