DIY shutter Mason jar garden

DIY Mason jar shutter garden

How to make a shutter mason jar garden

If you're looking for a statement decor piece that will have all of your friends asking "where did you get that!" this DIY shutter Mason jar garden is it.

Not only does it make a great addition to your living room wall, this adorably easy DIY is a perfect home for your indoor herb, vegetable or flower garden! Cute, vintage and functional, sign us up!

Add some rustic and vintage charm to your favorite room or porch with this cute DIY shutter garden. The more rustic and shabby the shutter, the better! If you're a DIY novice and don't want to paint your own window shutter, buy one that has already been painted and chipped on Etsy, where they range from $15 to $50. To save some pennies, go to a resale shop or yard sale and pick up a used shutter there.


What you'll need: 

  • Vintage/rustic window shutter
  • Ribbon or baker's twine
  • Festive wreath (you can buy one here)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pint-sized Mason jars
  • Soil
  • Flowers, plants or herbs

Step 1: Arrange Mason jars on the shutter

Place the Mason jars on the shutter where you would like them to be. We staggered ours on the edged rims of the shutter.

mason jar garden

diy mason jars

Tie ribbon or twine around the lid of the jars and make a bow.


Step 2: Glue Mason jars to shutter and let dry

Using your hot glue gun and super glue (so the jars stay put), carefully dab a bit of glue to the back of each jar and hold in place on the shutter.

mason jar


Once you've glued the jars, glue your decorative wreath to the top of the shutter.


mason jar garden no soil

Step 3: Fill jars with soil and plant herbs/flowers

Once the jars have set on the shutters (at least one hour), fill each jar about one-third of the way full with planting soil.

fill jar with soil

Once the soil is in each Mason jar, plant your flowers or herbs.


Step 4: Hang and display!

Once your jars have been filled with soil and plants, hang the shutter in your house, on your porch or wherever you'd like!

mason jars

diy mason jars

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Comments on "DIY shutter Mason jar garden"

peggy pauly December 06, 2013 | 6:35 AM

this is a very good idea for my kitchen thank you.

Singingsweetly July 30, 2012 | 8:25 AM

What a lovely idea for mason jars! Be aware however, there is no drainage and most plants roots will most likely rot; unless it's a bog plant and even those require some sort of drainage. Another use is to put cut flowers with a bit of water; or place candles inside to light up your garden for a wedding or garden party.

Emma July 25, 2012 | 4:20 PM

I love how easy this looks as long as you have the right materials! I love the shabby chic look and think mason jars are the greatest decorating tool ever! The blue of the shutter with the jars and accents look so great!

Sunny July 25, 2012 | 11:22 AM

Wow such a neat idea. This would be great for wedding decorations, or something fun like outside patio enhancements or next to a garden to create dimension.

Yi-Fan July 25, 2012 | 10:29 AM

I like this new idea! Now I know how I can do with the jar for a new master piece.

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