Lighting Up your Fall Outdoor Table...Quick and Easy

August 12th, 2016 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Nine little Mason jars all in a rolling whatchamacallit.
Here we go....a metal tray on wheels, sooo very cool but I have no idea what it is. You know its all about the coolness factor and this little tray provides just that. Moss on a sheet, standard fare Mason jars, bird seed, and dripless votives round out the party guests for this project
Look at the wheels on this baby!!
Fill the jars with bird seed a little less than half way. If you get dripless candles the bird seed can be used to feed our feathered friends after the par-tay! Bird seed adds great color and texture. The fact that it can be used again? Bonus!!
Cut the moss mat to fit inside the tray. This moss mat has a backing on it making it easy to measure and cut. It provides a flat surface for the jars and gives a nice touch of natural softness to the industrial feel of the tray.
Jars on turf
Light em up Danno!
The color combo of red, white, yellow, and green is perfect for a Fall in the country event.
Gourds, Mums, straw, and grasses make delighful outdoor Autumn dinner partners
Make one yourself and enjoy the final days of the outdoor season. Have a ball!
Nine little Mason jars all in a rolling whatchamacallit.

Nine little Mason jars all in a rolling whatchamacallit.

I was invited to a hayride the other evening and needed to come up with a way to shed light on the dining table. As usuall I was in a hurry and needed to put something together in a flash. I took a not so typical piece of junk and combined it with standard fare junk. I may have thrown it together in five minutes, but it provided the "ah ha" moment I was aiming for.

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Comments (6)

CountryDesignStyle writes: We just emptied 36 Mason jars of coins collected over several years...couldn't toss them, didn't want to reused them for food, and have plenty in my workshop for nails etc. This is a great idea for them because I do have plenty of wooden boxes. Just wish I could find an awesome metal tray. Thank you for sharing. Posted: 9:14 am on October 18th
suewhitney writes: Good point Dianne! I have done this many times with no mishaps, but if you're worried these are some nice options, Thanks!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 6:18 am on October 17th
Dianne writes: This is really pretty! I like how the bird seed looks, but I'd be afraid of combining any kind of grain dust with fire (my hubby's a former fire fighter... go figure). Pretty rocks, gravel or seashells would work too... Great idea for using what you have on hand for fast and fabulaous lighting! Posted: 6:40 pm on October 16th
JunkSituation writes: Very cute fall idea! Bird seed.... love it :)
Posted: 12:33 pm on October 15th
SHEAGREER writes: This is one of my favorite projects ive seen! Love it, and I for sure will have to try this...I love the tea light jars the best!
Posted: 10:01 am on October 15th
JunkArchitect writes: I love the entire project but my favorite piece is the COOL metal tray.

Hope you had a fun time in the hay.

Posted: 2:03 pm on October 14th
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