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Easy DIY Mason Jar Vase To Display Flowers

Want to add a little pizazz to your indoor flower arrangements? If you love decorated mason jars, you’ll love this mason jar vase project. It’s such a cute idea that uses colorful spring tissue paper to create a bright and cheery mason jar flower vase. 

Tissue Paper wrapped round a mason jar as a flower vase

Make DIY Mason Jar Vases

There are a couple of things I love in the spring: bright, colorful flowers and cheery vases to hold them. There’s just nothing quite like seeing beautiful bouquets on my mantle and throughout the house all summer long.

Of course, you can go shopping to buy your own vases. But why do that when you can easily have fun making them?

As I was pulling out a vase to hold some cut flowers recently, I had a thought that the vase I was planning to use was very boring. It was your standard, typical glass vase. Nothing special. 

And that was the problem. I have used vases like that simple glass vase for years. I’ve also used mason jar flower vases (which are just mason jars being used as vases).

I decided that day that it was time for a change. I wanted to take it up a level and create something fun and beautiful to function as a flower vase that shined with personality. It was time to add a unique touch and a little pizazz by making my own colorful vases!

I came up with idea after idea… I know a painted DIY mason jar vase would look incredible (I love a good, painted mason jar!). However, I didn’t want to make painted mason jars at the time.

After mulling over a few other options, I settled on creating a colored (but not painted) mason jar vase. I could see it in my mind: simple, fun, and colorful. And, all I needed was a few simple items that I already had on hand!

If you love mason jar crafts, be sure to check out my DIY Essential Oil Candles and Easy DIY Snow Globes!

Supplies Needed For This Mason Jar Craft Project 

I love making simple crafts that use things I already have so I don’t need to go to the store and buy anything. This craft fits the bill, and here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3 Mason Jars (I had the big ones, so I used those – but any size works)
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint Brush (I like the foam ones for working with Mod Podge)
  • Jute Twine (I got mine from Dollar Tree)
  • Scissors
  • Dollar Tree Tissue Paper (my pack had the floral, light blue, silver, and striped)

Easy DIY Mason Jar Flower Vase Tutorial

Just follow these simple directions and you’ll be well on your way to proudly displaying your new absolutely gorgeous vase decor in no time.

  1. Start by cutting the tissue paper to the size of the mason jar.
  2. Next, apply a thin layer of the Mod Podge to the mason jar and add the tissue paper to the top.
  3. I applied the Mod Podge to the bottom of the mason jar as well to fold over the tissue paper so the entire jar would be covered.
  4. Next, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the top of the tissue paper (this kind of acts like a sealant).
  5. With the jute twine, start wrapping around the top of the mason jar until the desired look is reached and tie off at the end.

Project Tips

  • DIY Gift: Believe it or not, mason jar vases make a brilliant DIY gift idea and flower arrangement holder for a baby shower, birthday, wedding, housewarming, holiday, or any occasion for friends and family. They can also make lovely everyday gifts!
  • Love a little sparkle? Finish your mason jar vases with a touch of pink or gold spray paint, glitter, or ribbon to add that final touch to this cute DIY idea.
  • You can make a few different versions of this same simple craft idea. Most brilliant craft ideas offer the ability to use different colors or other details to make it a completely individual final project. Here, it’s easy just to change out the tissue paper pattern you use!

DIY Mason Jar Vases FAQs

If you’ve never made any mason jar crafts before, this may seem to open up a whole new world of crafting possibilities for you. Even a simple idea like this one can invite questions. Here are a few common ones.

Are mason jars worth the money?

Without a doubt, YES! Given the versatility of mason jars, which you can use for everything from canning to drinking classes to DIY projects, they are worth every penny… and then some!

How do you make a mason jar arrangement?

You could make several of these mason jars very easily and display them together with your next floral arrangement. Feel free to play around with the positioning: line the finished mason jars up side-by-side or group them in different arrangements.

If you ask me, I think items like these are the perfect way to experiment with your decor and have fun trying out different ideas. I can’t tell you how many compliments I’ve received about them!

How do you turn a jar into a vase?

Mason jars add that lovely vintage touch to any project you use them for. Simply decorate them with any method you choose, then fill them up with flowers and display them in any room for a wonderful piece of DIY decor.

What size mason jars are good for centerpieces?

I think this depends on the size of your table and your preferences. I prefer to have smaller centerpieces so that people can see each other as they are sitting and eating. In that case I recommend using smaller, pint-sized mason jars.

On the other hand, if you want to make a statement, I say go big! In this case, I would recommend using a quart-sized mason jar.

Is this completed DIY mason jar vase dishwasher safe?

No, I’m afraid that it’s not. Unfortunately, if you put these mason jar vases in the dishwasher, the hot water will ruin the tissue paper – and might even clog up your dishwasher drain!

Make This Project Yourself

So go ahead and cut some of your roses, peonies, or hydrangeas from the garden and fill your new mason jar vases with them. These vases can hold real or fake flowers, so go ahead and fill the house with beautiful blooms and even a table centerpiece or two!

You’ll love using your final product for a party or even everyday decor. You can’t go wrong!

More Decor Ideas You’ll Love

Use these ideas to help your mason jar vases and flowers get to their full potential!

DIY Mason Jar Vase

Quickly create this easy project to add some color and fun to your flower vases. It'll make your beautiful bouquets stand out even more.


  • 3 mason jars any size will work
  • Mod Podge
  • paintbrushes I like the foam brushes when working with Mod Podge
  • Jute twine
  • scissors
  • tissue paper I got mine from the Dollar Tree


  • Measure and cut your tissue paper to same size as your mason jar.
  • Using your brush, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to your mason jar. Place your tissue paper on top of the Mod Podge layer.
  • Because I wanted my entire jar to be covered, I used the same technique to add tissue paper to the bottom of the jar as well. This is optional based on your preference.
  • Next, apply another thin layer of Mod Podge to your jar to seal the tissue paper.
  • Finally, take your jute twine and wrap it around the top of the mason jar until you like the way it looks. Cut it and tie it off.
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