3 DIY Mason Jar Planter Ideas


Earth Day 2014 is on April 22!  If you’d like to bring a little spring to your indoors, make a fun DIY mason jar planter with your kids and plant them with your favorite flowers or herbs. These would also make a wonderful Easter or Mother’s Day gift idea!


  • 2 quart-size jars, clean
  • pink, blue, and green spray paint
  • ¼ yard or large scrap piece of burlap
  • ¼ yard or large scrap piece of coordinating cotton fabric
  • felt flower pattern
  • pink, yellow, purple, and blue rick rack: 1 package of each color
  • 1 yard of twine
  • 1 package of pink-striped paracord
  • potting soil
  • 3 paint stir sticks
  • chalkboard spray paint
  • chalk
  • 3 herb plants
  • hot glue stick
  • hot glue gun


To make the burlap and fabric wrapped jar:

Step 1: Use the spray paint to paint one jar blue, then add a second coat of paint and set aside to dry.


Step 2: Cut a piece of burlap to 14 inches long by about 4 ½ inches wide.

Step 3: Cut the cotton fabric to 14 inches long by about 3 inches wide.


Step 4: Cut the felt to 1 ½ inches wide.


Step 5: Wrap the fabric strips around the green jar, and use hot glue to hold the fabric in place on the back of the jar.


Step 6: Fill the jar with potting soil and add your favorite plants or herbs.

Next page: How to make the twine and paracord wrapped jar


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