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Mason Jar Ideas; Succulent Plant Holder

Mason Jar Ideas; Chalk Painted Plant Holder Tutorial

We can think of a lot of creative uses for mason jar ideas. I thought they would make cute planters. Succulents are popular right now, and they can be cared for easily.


I don’t have a green thumb and my goal is to keep a plant alive through the summer that’s why I’m planting succulents. They are hardy and don’t involve much care, but we will see.

Materials Needed

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Step One

I’m a chalk paint freak, but you can use the paint of your choice. It is summer so use light colors. It is time to brighten your place up. Paint the outside of your jars and let them dry. You can paint the inside of your jars; this will give them a porcelain look. I love having several of these foam brushes on hand. They are inexpensive so if you want to wash them great but if you throw them out no worries either.

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Once they are dry distress them with sandpaper. Sand the corners and letters. Finish with wax.

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Tie jute rope around the neck.


You can put artificial flowers in them, candles, the possibilities are endless.

Step Two

Since there are no holes in our jars, we will need to put some rocks at the bottom to help with drainage. Fill the jars the rest of the way with potting soil mixed with sand, or you can use cactus soil. Succulents need particular soil because they don’t like wet roots. Adding the sand will make the soil porous. Here is some already mixed up that I found on Amazon.

Step Three

Plant the succulents and water them. Don’t forget to water the succulents once a week.

Ta-da! Now you have super cute succulent mason jars. I put green burlap around the top to hide the dirt.




I thought Magnolias looked cute in them.



Another idea:

DIY Tinted Mason Jars for a Pop of Color

Add some color and organization with some beautiful tinted mason jars! What’s great about mason jars is that they have tons of different uses from decorative to practical. Grab a seasonal bouquet and use them as flower vases for a vintage looking centerpiece. Add some labels and use them as pantry organizers for dry foods and grains. Use them as planters and put together a small herb garden in your kitchen––the possibilities are endless.  

With rustic chic being such a popular wedding theme, mason jars also make great, inexpensive table decor. Wrap the top of your mason jar with some twine, add water and a small bunch of baby’s breath, and you’ve got yourself gorgeous centerpieces for your big day. 

This DIY is also super easy to customize. Pick colors that complement your color scheme or mix and match for a cool rainbow effect. Since Shutterfly includes easy, step-by-step instructions, it’s also a fun summer activity to enlist the help of your kids! 

If you’re ready to start your own colorful mason jars, keep reading! 


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Food coloring



Cookie sheet



I like to make things or make things better. I keep a blog to journal my creations and share with you how you can do it yourself.


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