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Quick and Easy Mini Mason Jar Fall Decor

I wanted a little something extra on the dining room table this Fall without taking up too much room. Thankfully, I had two little 1/2 pint mason jars in the closet that were just begging to be put to good decor use! Click on through to see how I made these extremely easy little dudes.

1/2 Pint Mason Jar
Orange Burlap
Glue Dots
Pop Up Glue Dots
Gold Washi Tape
Cricut Explore Air

Oh that's right. I used the iPad app! You can see I had a low battery so I had to make it quick...and thankfully using the app is SO easy that it didn't take me long at all. Phew. 

The first thing I did was cut out my leaf using the Cricut Explore Air. You could definitely use a punch for this, but since I have a Cricut Explore, I don't really need punches! 

I had saved the project previously on my desktop (from making the first one as my prototype), so accessing it from my iPad app was a total breeze. You just select "my projects" from the top left corner and it pulls up anything you have saved. Then I could print out another one quickly and easily. It took like 3 minutes. Start to finish. Fo realz.

Since the Explore Air connects with my iPad via Bluetooth, I just had to make sure I had the correct setting ready to roll (I used Cardstock+ since I had a thicker washi tape on top of plain white cardstock.)

Now that the pretty leaf was cut out, I could make with the measurements with the other pieces!

Orange burlap was trimmed to 8 1/2" Long and 2 3/4 Wide.
Faux Leather was trimmed to 1 3/4 wide (but I left it as 12" long for a bit of overlap)

I stuck the orange burlap to the  mason jar using glue dots on the seams. Then, I placed glue dots along the back of the faux leather in a scattered pattern (you can see it in the 2 spot above) and it stuck to the burlap easily! 

I cut some twine, wrapped it around 3-4 times, tied a knot, and cut off the excess tail. Then, I put a pop-up glue dot on the knot and placed the leaf I cut from the Cricut Explore on top of that. 

Ta-da! On the table with the rest of the decor. I love the size of the jars because they aren't overwhelming, but that little bit of gold sparkle from the washi tape is juuuuust right. 

I also love the textures going on with the burlap and the faux leather. Yay Fall!

Happy Crafting, y'all! 

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


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  2. Thanks for sharing this! If only I had room on my table for a centerpiece, LOL! It's just my husband and I, so we rarely sit at the table. Consequently my dining room table gets covered with all kinds of stuff... some junk, some bric-a-brac, some functional such as my icemaker which I have no room for in my kitchen. :D

    1. We don't sit at the table very often either - it's only decluttered for stuff like this! ha! :)


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