Creating Pops of Color

It’s no secret that I absolutely love to entertain.

But we had a little kink thrown into our plans when we sold our house a few months ago, packed up all of our things (included my tableware and serving pieces), and moved in with my husband’s grandmother while we are building our house.

I’ve had to get a little bit more creative when I want to host dinner or just have a nice family brunch.

Mother’s Day was coming up, and I was looking for some ways that I could add a little color to the table without having to go out and buy a lot of serving pieces or new glasses or new linens.

I looked around my husband’s grandmother’s house and was instantly inspired! Her pantry is full of mason jars. She probably has 50 of them in all sizes!


I had heard about the new Crystal Light Liquid, but hadn’t tried it yet. I thought this would be a great, pretty, colorful drink to serve.


I already had a white table cloth, so I started thinking of ways that I could bring some color to these ordinary mason jars. I cut fun circles out of regular paper and I found this fun glitter circle garland that I cut up into just single circles.

I put the circles on some string and tied the string around the jars. I filled the jars with flowers that I picked up at the grocery store.


I put the glitter circles around the mason jars, and the paper circles on the table, to kind of give the table a polka dot look.


I chose the Strawberry Lemonade Crystal Light Liquid and added two drops per eight ounces of water to get a fun, vibrant pink color. I filled the jars and the pitcher up with strawberries for little bit of extra color.


I already had some cute plastic straws that coordinated with all of the colors on the table, so I threw those in, too. My kids love drinking out of fun straws.


Colorful, fresh flowers always add something beautiful and new to any room or table, and I love just picking them up at the grocery store when we go.


All of the little changes cost less than $25! I had all of the containers, and I had all of the paper to make the fun, colorful circles. But I love all of the pops of color and the way it adds so much to otherwise ordinary mason jars and a boring white table.


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  1. April says

    I love using mason jars. flowers and fruit to add color inexpensively. Also love finding colorful table cloths or linens.

  2. Baili says

    I love some good gold spray paint to liven up something old and forgotten! anything from an old frame, a step stool, plastic figurines… nothing in the house is safe!

  3. Heather says

    I like to use serving pieces like a cake stand and teapot along with various sized vases of flowers to create a “collage” in the center of our dining table. Add some cute linens and it’s done!

  4. Sarah says

    I like to find cute inexpensive pots and plant small flowers or plants and use them in the kitchen on the counter or on my table. My daughter loves to watch the plants grow and who doesn’t love fresh flowers?

  5. Melissa says

    Two words: spray paint. I am frequently having my husband spray paint different candlesticks, cake stands, etc that I buy at Goodwill!

  6. anonymous says

    i’m a big fan of using spray paint on flea market finds. lately i like to create one of a kind place card holders for each person at our table – by spray painting small picture frames. i’m so impressed. i LOVE the table you created, erin!

  7. says

    I love framing old greeting cards or pages from calendars. It’s a great inexpensive way to add some art to my home! 🙂

  8. says

    Fresh flowers are always my favorite way to add color but it is also nice to have colorful table accessories such as a bright table cloth, napkins, or dishes!

  9. says

    I often “shop” our house.. looking in rooms, shelves, and in my basement (old pitchers, frames).. and I hit up the Salvation Army for vintage linens — my absolute FAVORITE find!

  10. Bethany says

    We are on a kick of repurposing items around the house – fun colored paint can transform anything!

  11. Lisa Brown says

    I reupholster cushions, paint cans, bottles, fill clear jars with colorful rocks or pebbles, add bows to vases, things like that.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  12. says

    I absolutely love mason jars, too! But, since I’m a photographer, I LOVE photos…I especially love framing a black and white photo with a larger mat made out of a colorful plain or printed paper to add an extra pop. It could really work anywhere in your home and it’s super easy! You probably have all the materials already! 🙂

  13. D SCHMIDT says

    I like to use fruit in a bowl as a centerpiece, my children’s artwork to adorn the walls and random bottles to put flowers into to make homemade vases.

  14. Debra Ford says

    I’m not crafty like that but I love to change up the paint color on my walls every couple of years.

  15. Betty C says

    I love using quilts to change up the look of a bedroom. I enjoy making them and they can be sophisticated or just fun.

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