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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Play Ball!

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Apr 14, 2016 4:28:49 PM

baseball mason jarBaseball, America’s favorite past-time, is underway. Not only do we enjoy watching the game, but we love tailgating, too.  Most tailgaters serve brats, chips and drinks in paper products, but there is a growing group who go all out with “real” dishes and glassware. Setting up a table with linens, ceramic plates and silverware might up the ante a bit, but non-disposable tableware keeps the leftovers out of the landfill.

If you’re inclined to host an environment-friendly tailgate party, start with Mason jar baseball glasses. They’re so easy and inexpensive; you’ll want to make one for everyone. 

Mason jars are always available at Goodwill. You can find them in a variety of sizes and colors and even vintage ones, too.

I spray painted the outside of each jar with white paint in a satin finish. Cover the rim with painter’s tape to avoid getting paint on the top. Allow to dry completely to avoid chipping.

Cut a circle pattern the same height as the jar. 

Trace two circles on the jar with a Sharpie marker. Place the pattern so you have an equal amount of space between the two circles on the front and back of the jar.

With a red Sharpie, draw the stitches on the black circle. Finally, put a small black dot at the end of each stitch for emphasis.

So easy and you’ll be the envy of the paper plate tailgaters!

Topics: mason jars, Merri Cvetan, Mason jar projects, Goodwill home decor expert Merri Cvetan, baseball

  • baseball mason jar project

    If you’re inclined to host an environment-friendly tailgate party, start with Mason jar baseball glasses. They’re so easy and inexpensive; you’ll want to make one for everyone.

  • baseball mason jar project

    Mason jars are always available at Goodwill. You can find them in a variety of sizes and colors and even vintage ones, too.

  • baseball mason jar project

    I spray painted the outside of each jar with white paint in a satin finish. Cover the rim with painter’s tape to avoid getting paint on the top. Allow to dry completely to avoid chipping.

  • baseball mason jar project

    Cut a circle pattern the same height as the jar.

  • baseball mason jar project
    Trace two circles on the jar with a Sharpie marker. Place the pattern so you have an equal amount of space between the two circles on the front and back of the jar.