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Chalkboard Pencil Holder

You might be sensing a theme here on Mason Jar Crafts Love this week. A theme that involves back-to-school and teacher gift ideas …   Yep. That’s exactly what’s going on. As I mentioned earlier this week, we are gearing up for the first day of school. Which is the Tuesday after Labor Day … [read more...]


Apple Mason Jar

We’re gearing up for back-to-school at the Mason Jar Crafts Love household. And the list of “to do’s” seems never ending …   school supplies … new clothes … haircuts … doctor appointments …   and on and on.   And now I need to add another thing to that list: teacher … [read more...]

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Citronella Mason Jars

Summer may be winding down, but I don’t think the mosquitos have gotten the memo yet …   at least not the mosquitos here in the Midwest.   In fact, it seems like they are gearing up for another assault. Only this time stronger. And bolder …   they keep sneaking … [read more...]

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Bathroom Organization

It seems like the older my kids get, the messier the bathroom becomes. Which seems counter intuitive. You would think that, as teens who are very capable of putting things away and reaching spaces much taller than I, that they would take responsibility for their things in the bathroom … [read more...]

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Pencil Mason Jar

I’ve heard rumors that it’s back-to-school season. In fact, I know of some people whose kids have been back to school for weeks …   So sad!   My kids still have a few weeks left. Chicago public schools aren’t in session until the Tuesday after Labor Day. Which gives me plenty … [read more...]

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Buttermilk Roll in Mason Jar

When someone puts dinner rolls on the table, I’m all in. As in pass-the-basket-asap-and-don’t-forget-the-butter-all-in all in!   So when I spotted this amazing dinner rolls in mason jars and I couldn’t resist sharing them here with you. Oh, and they’re whole wheat and buttermilk. Which … [read more...]


Can-It-Forward Day is Here!

It’s finally here! Today is International Can-It-Forward Day, presented by Jarden Home Brands. It’s an event where you can participate in a live webcast with Chef Hugh Acheson!  The event, which takes place on ground in Brooklyn Borough Hall Farmers Market, is filled with canning demos, … [read more...]

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Mason Jar Giveaways

Did you know that Saturday, August 16 is International Can-It-Forward Day?   And did you know in celebration of International Can-It-Forward Day, Jarden Home Brands will host an event featuring renowned chef and Bravo’s Top Chef judge, Hugh Acheson?   And did you know you can … [read more...]

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Nautical Mason Jars

I miss the beach. Sure, Lake Michigan is just a few short miles from my home. And that lake is ocean-like. But it’s not the same at the Atlantic coast …   … and the Jersey shore. Sure, people make fun of my beloved home state. And MTV has forever saturized the image of the Jersey shore. … [read more...]

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Mason Jar Aquarium

Looking for a fun summer activity to keep the kids amused and entertained for hours? This mason jar aquarium might just fit the bill …   Oh, and rest assured that no real fish were harmed in the creation of this project. You can find the tutorial for this super cute and clever … [read more...]

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Green Mason Jar Planter

I have a case of the green mason jars but haven’t quite figured out what I want to do with them. That is until I spotted this amazing hanging planter idea from Redhead Can Decorate …   How fun! How clever!   I mean, really. This is an amazing idea! And I just love how she added … [read more...]

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Pink & Gold Painted Jars

You all know I love a painted and distressed mason jar project. But do you know what I love even more than a painted mason jar project? One that was almost a fail …   but was rescued in the end. A painted mason jar project that combined talent and ingenuity to create something beautiful. … [read more...]

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Gold Leaf Mason Jars

My friend Cassie at Primitive & Proper is a master of painted furniture. So it should be no surprise when she turned her furniture painting talents to mason jars, they turned out fabulous!   Though, technically, this isn’t a paint treatment. She did use gold leaf, after all … [read more...]

candy popcorn recipe

Patriotic Popcorn

Some may say that red, white, and blue colored food is unappetizing. And you know what I say to those naysayers? I say,   “but have you seen this red, white, and blue candy coated popcorn?”   and …   “how could you resist not popping a few of those colorful kernels … [read more...]


Shirley Temple

Shirley Temple and I go way back. All the way back to the good ship lollipop …. She was my all time favorite. I just loved watching her old movies on a Saturday morning with my dad (he, too, was a sucker for old movies).   When we went out to an actual restaurant for a family … [read more...]