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Glass Jar Centerpiece with an Adirondack Twist

Happy Monday everyone! Today I’m joining the lovely ladies again for a dose of DIY blog hop where we are all featuring projects we have done with glass containers. I don’t usually gravitate toward glass (you know I love my ironstone) but I am always up for a challenge. I’m actually sharing 2 projects combined to make one cute farmhouse vignette. So here is my glass jar centerpiece using  a DIY tabletop crate, Adirondack style. Don’t forget to check out the other blogs below for some more cool DIY projects.


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A few weeks ago I saw the coolest blog post where the author had built a crate for a giant bottle and had set it on her floor.  I really wish I could remember where because I would totally give her credit! I knew then that I wanted to create a table top version. When the glass bottle hop came up I had the perfect project. This post contains affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure here


Glass jar centerpiece - Life on Kaydeross Creek


I started with a few bottles or glass containers in different shapes and sizes. I had picked up the large jar with the metal handle at a thrift store a while back for $2 and the others were either less than $1 or out of the recycling bin. I like the different heights and the texture each adds to the centerpiece. You can find some great glass jars at Micheals.


Glasses used for a centerpiece - Life on Kaydeross Creek


For the crate, we used branches from our yard. Hubby cut a few small ones down for me. He’s really good with a chain saw as you can see in our Building an Adirondack Bridge post.  Then he used the chop saw to cut the smaller pieces…


Cutting small pieces to make a crate - Life on Kaydeross Creek


To get the right size I just measured around the largest jar as that was the one that would be in the center. Once all the pieces were cut, he assembled it with a small nail gun.  Here’s the final product…


Twig crate - Life on Kaydeross Creek


Once the crate was complete I placed it on top of the table riser in the center. I placed the largest jar in the middle and then 3 smaller jars in different sizes on either side.  I used a mix of faux and real flowers for the “vases”. To be honest, I do this to help keep the cost of flowers down and I bet you can’t even tell which are the faux.  OK, it’s the pink ones. You can get them at Micheals. They look so real, right?

I tried to stick to green, pink and white so that this glass jar centerpiece didn’t get too busy.


Glass jar center piece twig crate - Life on Kaydeross Creek



Glass jar center piece 3 - Life on Kaydeross Creek


Glass jar center piece - twig crate - Life on Kaydeross Creek


Glass jar center piece - Life on Kaydeross Creek

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I really like the clean look of the glass and all of the light that it bounces around the room. I also really like the pink, white and green flowers with the gray walls and I think the combination of the wood and glass is a cool mix.

Such a simple and inexpensive project. You can also make the crate out of reclaimed wood (which I can see as a future project) or you can just use the glass jars by themselves. Play around with the sizes and shapes and even the number you use. I think odd numbers grouped together always looks better, though.

Spring is a perfect time for this project. Here’s hoping you have some of those glass jars squirreled away or in the recycling bin right now. 🙂

Happy DIY’ing!


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  1. Kathleen says:

    What a great idea, Colleen! I’ve always wanted to make one of these for a large bottle on the floor, but never thought of doing this. Nice tip about mixing real and faux flowers! xo Kathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

  2. I love this and so would my son and his fiancee! I may have seen something with a wood crate recently too, that I want to make for a huge 2 foot bottle my husband found. It will hopefully keep it from getting broken. The log style you made is adorable. Definitely Adirondack! Yours can be decorated all year long. Thanks for tips too! Pinning!

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