Dollar Tree Mason Jar Christmas Decorations: Frugal Holiday Decor Ideas
Learn how to make these Dollar Tree mason jar Christmas decorations. It’s an easy and affordable way to save money and still decorate your home for the holidays. Plus it looks beautiful as a Christmas mantel decorating idea.
The holidays can be overwhelming in so many ways. Not only does the holiday season take an emotional toll on many of us, it can also drain us financially. Between buying Christmas decorations and splurging for holiday gifts, we often bite off more than we can chew trying to create the perfect holiday at home. And while family politics often come into play during the holidays, that’s no reason to let your holiday spirit wane. If money is an issue, there’s still way to give your home the perfect holiday vibe without going into debt. (And please PLEASE don’t feel guilty if you can afford to buy gifts this year.)
My Dollar Tree mason jar Christmas decorations are a quick and easy way to give your holiday decor an upscale look even you’re in the midst of pinching pennies. Not only are these Christmas decorations a stylish addition to your living room mantel or Christmas table centerpiece, it’s easy to recreate this idea after the holidays for each new season. Best of all, this Christmas decor idea costs not much more than your favorite (okay, my favorite) venti caramel macchiato.
Ready to make your own holiday home decor? Following are instructions on how to make Dollar Tree mason jar Christmas decorations for your home.
The majority of the supplies for this holiday decorating idea came from the Dollar Tree. However, I picked up the antler pick from Michaels along the eucalyptus floral pick. Feel free to make substitutions for these elements as needed to fit your budget or desired design.
DIY Dollar Tree Mason Jar Christmas Decorations
Supplies & Materials:
Red and Green Mason Jars
Jute Cord or Twine
Christmas Floral Pick
Black and White Checkered Ribbon
6 Wooden Brown Beads
Floral Antler Pick
Eucalyptus Floral Pick
Hot glue, optional
Directions on How to Make Mason Jar Christmas Decor:
To make these easy mason jar Christmas decorations, first remove the metal handles from mason jars. Use wire cutters or pliers to unclip the handles from from the sides of each jar. (You can skip this step if using mason jars without handles attached.)
Now wrap the jute cord or twine around green mason jar. You can wrap the twine around the jar as many times as you like, until the desired fullness is reached. Once you’ve wrapped the twine around the green mason jar, tie it into a knot twice to secure. Then cut the cord to the desired length. (Be sure to leave room to add the beads and tie a knot at the bottom.)
Next, add brown wooden beads the loose ends of the twine. Then tie the ends of the twine to hold the wooden beads in place.
Now decorate the red mason jar with ribbon. To do this, simply tie black and white ribbon (or another ribbon of choice) around red mason jar. You can use a bit of hot glue if needed to help hold in in place. Then tie the ribbon into a bow.
Once you’ve made the bow, fold the ribbon to from a point. Then use scissors to cut the ribbon along the fold to create pointed edges.
Next, fill the mason jars for your Christmas decorations with wooden stems. Use half of the bag for each mason jar.
Once you’ve filled the mason jar Christmas decorations with the wooden stems, place Dollar Tree floral with the red berries inside the red jar. Then cut off two pieces of the eucalyptus floral pick. Add these elements to the red jar along with the other floral pick.
Finally, cut the remainder of the eucalyptus floral pick into pieces. Add the eucalyptus elements to the green mason jar. Arrange to desired aethstetic, then add the floral antler pick to the center of the design.
Your Dollar Tree mason jar Christmas decorations are now ready to be used to as holiday home decor. You can display your Christmas decor in a grouping on a wooden tray with addition floral elements on your fireplace mantel or as a Christmas table centerpiece. Alternately, you can also display the mason jar Christmas decorations separately, by adding them individually to a shelf or side table.
- Red and Green Mason Jars
- Jute Cord or Twine
- Christmas Floral Pick
- Black and White Checkered Ribbon
- Wooden Stems
- 6 Wooden Brown Beads
- Floral Antler Pick
- Eucalyptus Floral Pick
- Wire cutters
- Remove the metal handles from red and green Dollar Tree mason jars. Use wire cutters or pliers to unclip the handles from from the sides of each jar.
- Wrap the twine around green mason jar several times. Then tie the cord a knot twice to secure. Use scissors to cut the cord to the desired length.
- Add brown wooden beads to the loose ends of the twine. Then tie the ends of the twine to hold the wooden beads in place.
- Decorate the red mason jar by tying a black and white ribbon around the jar. Then tie the ribbon into a bow.
- Once you’ve made the bow, fold the ribbon to from a point. Then use scissors to cut the ribbon along the fold to create pointed edges.
- Fill both of the mason jars with wooden stems. Use half of the bag for each mason jar.
- Once you’ve filled the mason jar Christmas decorations with the wooden stems, place Dollar Tree floral with the red berries inside the red jar. Then cut off two pieces of the eucalyptus floral pick. Add these elements to the red jar along with the other floral pick.
- Finally, cut the remainder of the eucalyptus floral pick into pieces. Add the eucalyptus elements to the green mason jar. Arrange as desired and place the antler floral pick into the center of the eucalyptus.
- Display the mason jar Christmas decorations as desired, either separately, or in a grouping on a try surrounded with additional holiday florals.
More DIY Christmas Decorating Ideas:
If you have a larger budget for you Christmas decor this year, then be sure to check out my DIY winter wreath idea. Not only does this wreath look gorgeous as a Christmas wreath for your front door, you can leave it up even after the holiday is over. Alternately, my winter grapevine wreath also makes a beautiful addition to a Christmas mantel. Displayed here with a window as a frame, this elegant wreath is a beautiful centerpiece for your holiday home decor.
You can also make DIY alcohol ink ornaments for your Christmas decorations. These easy and fun Christmas ornaments are made using clear glass ornaments that you can find every year at the Dollar Tree and most craft stores.
Likewise, this DIY winter suncatcher terrarium is another fun project. It looks great as part of an indoor Christmas display for a window, shelf, mantel or table.
Also be sure to check out these easy (and practical ideas) on how to deal with holiday stress. And remember, not matter what your situation is, it is always — and I mean ALWAYS — acceptable to just say “no.”