Craft it Monday with Virginia Fynes of Fynes Designs!

Craft it Monday with Virginia Fynes of Fynes Designs!

Mason Jars, chalk paint, and succulents have been haute on the scene these days. I first feel in love with cute painted mason jars in pastel colors when I seen them on Lolly Jane and The Crafted Sparrow blogs. So when I was thinking up St. Patrick’s Day ideas I could not wait to give this cute project my own little spin!


Just by trimming off the bottom of a cupcake liner you can take a simple liner and make it a super cute jar ruffle.


All you’ll need is a few muffin liners, (there are so many cute ones out there) and a pair of scissors.

  • Fold muffin liner in half twice
  • Cut a half moon, snipping off the bottom of the liner.
  • Slide the circle over the mouth of the jar, sliding down to where you’d like it. Repeat, adding a small amount of adhesive if desired (I didn’t, but you might like it to be a bit more permanent).
  • Embellish.


To embellish the jars you can paint them in a cute color of choice, add some May Arts Ribbon in coordinating colors (I used Jumbo Pom Poms, and green chevron), and create a cute tag using some of your scrapbooking goodies.


I don’t think succulents are seen as lucky, but they are too cute not to love (plus super low maintenance). If you could find potted clover it would tie this St. Pats project together perfect!

Thanks for inviting me to join in on the SCT fun today for "Craft It Monday"; I can’t wait to see everyone at Crop & Create Markham this weekend!  I'll be hosting a super fun make n' take with May Arts ribbons!

~  Virginia Fynes

(note from Catherine (insert enabler alert!):  Virginia always has amazing projects to share on her blog Fynes Designs along with recipes, party ideas, holiday style, new products and affordable design!  With over 1M visitors to her blog last year, we encourage you to add it to your regular blog roll!  You can also follow Fynes Designs on Instagram and Facebook!)

2015-02-23T09:00:00+00:00February 23rd, 2015|Craft it Monday|


  1. Christine Kiehl February 23, 2015 at 11:22 am

    What a super idea! So clever and cute! Thank you for sharing!

  2. barbara macaskill February 23, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Cute and easy!

  3. Rebecca February 23, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    This is the most adorable project! Thank you for the tutorial!

  4. Kathleen Spaeth February 23, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    I just Love these Succulent Jars! Looks like I will be going on the next trip, my Husband is in the midst of building closets in his Basement Music Town, to Home Depot. I actually call it Home Despot, because whenever I go I feel like I am desperately searching for what I want (while trapped inside with no way out)! I like the DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish Paint used and you just shared how to decorate the Mason Jars without having to paint them too. But I would recommend that you stick with Succulents since they don’t need much water, so please put them in a sunny window and don’t over water them, since you won’t have a drainage hole in the bottom of your Mason Jar (and Succulents do not like wet feet). Thank you so much for sharing all the Links Virginia.

  5. Amy C. February 23, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    What a clever idea with the cupcake liners! I’m definitely going to give that a try!

  6. Jean Marmo February 23, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Loved this!

  7. Dorina D February 23, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Cute Idea, I think I’ll use tips from this idea when I pot a bunch of Christmas Cactus starts for the cousins to pick up next week at Auntie’s 90th birthday party. Love it. Thanks for sharing this project.

  8. chark February 23, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    these are just wonderful!

  9. auntie em (emily) February 24, 2015 at 7:50 am

    These little petticoat ruffles are so cute. Perfect for making things more spring like. 🙂

  10. Patsy Beatty February 24, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Very cute
    Thinking this would be a cute way for grade school students to make a Mothers Day gift,for take-home Thanks.

  11. Julie {CalleLillyCafe} February 25, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    THIS I love! And yes I’m a fan of Virginia’s!

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