Coffee & Mason Jar Flower Vase - Rethink Simple

Coffee & Mason Jar Flower Vase


If you peaked into my pantry or various cabinets in my kitchen you would see dozens of mason jars, in all different sizes. There is something about drinking out of a mason jar that makes me feel connected to the great outdoors, even if I am living in the middle of a city. By simply taking a mason jar, some ground coffee [to look like soil] and fresh cut flowers from the garden, you can create a beautiful flower vase that not only looks great, but smells great too! The coffee grounds [whether dry or just brewed] will naturally deodorize the room in addition to the beautiful scent that will be given off by the flowers you have selected.

Air Freshening Flower Vase

You will need:

- a mason jar of any size
– fresh cut flowers (to freshen the air)
– ground coffee (to look like soil and to freshen the air)
– small sandwich bag or flower tubes to increase the life of your flowers
– elastic band


Flower directions1. Cut flowers from your garden or buy some from a local farm/nursery
2. Cut the corner of a sandwich bag and fill with water. Secure the bag to the stems with an elastic band. You can also purchase flower tubes online or at a local flower shop to reuse each time.
3. Place the flowers in a mason jar and fill in with coffee grounds. If you are a coffee drinker, you can save your grounds after each brew in a mason jar and reuse them for this project! Or check out this great post about 10 Ways to Reuse Coffee Grounds!
4. Enjoy a beautifully scented room!

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  1. Carol Switzer says:

    Hi Kristen…so happy to discover your blog. I love this idea with the mason jars! I always put my coffee grounds in the compost but this way I can get a little more use out of them before I compost.

    p.s. Your little guy is so adorable!!! :)

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