7 ideas for Rustic Christmas Decorating Fun!

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Although Christmas is now over and I’m sure you’ve already taken down your Christmas decor, I wanted to share with you his post that was started pre-Christmas, but this is the first chance I’ve had to sit down and finish it!

I wanted to share with you some fun decorating ideas that we did this year! I decided that since we already have so many antique, vintage pieces in our house anyway, this year we should incorporate them into Christmas decor! Which actually saved us time and money because we didn’t have to purchase any thing!

I’m talking, simple things like fake snow and candles in mason jars…so fun and easy!

2) Or using a coke crate to make a centerpiece with candle filled mason jars. Add greenery and pinecones in-between and it’s a beautiful rustic centerpiece!

3) We we also used mason jars in our kitchen filled with holly berries!

4) We had an old ladder that we usually keep all our blankets on, but this year we put those away and added burlap and lace stockings to add to the rustic charm.

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5) And notice how we stacked our crates and antiques in the corner to add a little scene with all the presents.

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6) And of course I love the way you can customize chalkboards to the season to add the the decor!

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7) We love this mini christmas tree in a galvanized bucket too!!

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And although this is a bit late, maybe this will inspire you for next Christmas! Pin and save for future reference! 🙂

Happy New Year everyone!!

Mason jar gift ideas – homemade, edible gifts

Finally here in southern CA we have some wintery weather, and I am loving it! It really feels like the holiday season now and baking and decorating just feels so much more fun!!

It just dawned on me that this is our last week of work before Christmas, so if we plan on doing anything for co-workers, now is the time! Thankfully, I’ve had an idea in mind for months about what to do…but now I better get baking! 🙂 I have a sweet little idea for gifts using all the delicious jam I canned back in the summer. But I’ll save that for another post (in case any recipients are reading!!)

Today I’ll share with you last years gift! You know my thing with mason jars… and we had just gotten married, so we had a TON leftover from our decor. SO why not use them in our Christmas gifts! And I got the idea from a shower gift that a dear friend did for me too – see that post HERE. Chocolate chip cookies are a staple in our house so… we baked and baked and baked!
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You can do so many different types home made gifts in mason jars, all you need are the jars, lids, some sort of twine or ribbon (we used red and white striped bakers twine) tags, and a little krinkle paper!
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If you place the krinkle paper in the bottom of the jar it adds a little cushion so the cookies wont break. And make sure you make the cookies small enough to fit in the jar :). Other than that, all you have to do is bake, insert in the jars, put on the lid and decorate with the tag and ribbon!
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CHECK OUT these other great mason jar home made ideas too!!!
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HAPPY GIFTING!!

Fun times at the Holiday Hootenanny!

We had such a fun time with all the vendors at the Holiday Hootenanny last Saturday!  Katie and Faith of fox&bear did such a great job organizing the event, decorating and finding wonderful musicians! Thanks so much you two!!

It was our first time at loveinamasonjar to do an actual event, so we definitely learned a lot!  It’s a lot of work! Props to all of you who have a store or put up booths at different fairs!  Its hard to make sure you have enough items to sell, load everything up, set up shop, and then tear down after the whole day! I’m so thankful for my kind and patient husband who spent his whole day off helping me!  Here are some photos of the display.  I loved how it turned out!

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If you see anything you like, we have everything available in the ETSY shop now too!!