Adorn Mason jars with red, white and blue ribbon for a patriotic decoration

Jun 28, 2015 at 1:06 a.m. ET

Mason jars are a fun and easy way to add decor to your Fourth of July party, and they are very useful. These red, white, blue and burlap Mason jars can be used for drinks, as a vase to display flowers, a place for candles or even to display silverware at a table. They are very easy to make and require only a few items.

Supplies:

  • Mason jars, any size you like
  • Burlap ribbon, 5 inches in width
  • Red, white and blue ribbon; about 1 to 1-1/2 inches in width
  • White paint
  • Small paintbrush
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Measure the burlap ribbon around the Mason jar and cut to fit around the size of the jar you chose.
  2. Cut the burlap ribbon in half lengthwise so that there are 2 long strips.
  3. Wrap one of the burlap strips around the Mason jar and secure it carefully onto the jar with a glue gun.
  4. Do the same thing with the other strip of burlap and another jar.
  5. Measure a red, white or blue ribbon the same way you measured the Mason jar; secure it onto the center of the burlap ribbon with a glue gun.
  6. Decorate with red and white twine or a burlap star.
  7. To make a burlap star, lay a cut sheet of burlap ribbon onto a covered surface such as wax paper.
  8. Using the white paint and paintbrush, free-hand paint the shape of a star onto the burlap; apply 2 coats.
  9. Allow the painted stars to dry.
  10. Once dry, cut out the white burlap stars using scissors.
  11. Adhere them to the center of the decorated Mason jars with a glue gun.

Enjoy your Fourth of July festivities!

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