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DIY Mason Jar Garden Stake

I had a wonderful trip to Virginia last week and will be posting on that soon.  But today, the focus is on mason jars.  

I absolutely LOVE mason jars.  So there will be quite a few entries coming up on various ways to use them.  We'll start with this garden stake idea.  This is a really inexpensive project that will surely be a conversation piece at your next outdoor gathering.


The list of supplies is minimal and very inexpensive.

Here's the basic gist.  First, use a knife to make the bottom of the branch pointed so it will easily go into the ground.  Next, take a string of twine and wrap it once around the branch near the top where you want the jar to be.  Then, place the jar next to the branch and twine and wrap the twine around the jar a few times as well.  Tie it off with a knot to secure it in place.  Repeat for the bottom section of the twine.  Add water and flowers.  If you'd like more instructions on the project, you can go here.  

You can also use candles instead of flowers for a soft, glowing look.

Tip:  One easy way to grow your mason jar collection is to buy sauces that come in them.  We buy Classico Spaghetti and Alfredo sauce just so I can stock up on the Atlas mason jars they come in!  Wash them in the dishwasher when you're done using them, and then soak them in a water/soap solution to get the sticker to rub off easily.  When you're all done, you'll have a free mason jar!

P.S. Thank you to all who participated in the comment post last Friday!


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