Written by Melissa Camara Wilkins.

I am about to show you the easiest craft in the history of… ever.

I’m expecting a baby in a few weeks, and I’m at the point that “easiest ever” is exactly the right difficulty level for me!

(Okay, okay, that’s always the right difficulty level for me. Maybe you can relate?)

I think lace and whites are perfect for springtime, since they don’t compete with the greens and flowers that are starting to appear again.

Today we’re going to add white trim to repurposed jars to make something lovely.


Gathering materials will be the longest part of this project.

Clear glass jars. Mine are culled from the recycling bin. (Here’s an easy way to remove the labels.) You could also use clear glass votive cups.

White trim. I used ric rac and doily medallions, both from my fabric stash. Doily medallions (2-3” doilies) can be purchased on Etsy, or cut from the center of larger, thrifted doilies.

Double-stick tape.

Decorate your jars

1. Use a small strip of double-stick tape to secure one end of the ric rac to a jar. The tape shouldn’t even show.

2. Wrap the ric rac around the jar.

3. Secure the other end of the ric rac with another strip of double-stick tape. Since ric rac has a bit of give, you’ll be able to line up your peaks and valleys to make a complete-looking circle.

4. Doilies are even easier: make a square out of double-stick tape on the back of the doily, then stick right onto the jar.

Now drop a candle into each jar, and light!

Or take them outside for an evening picnic, if the weather’s cooperating.

Happy spring!

What do you think? What would you use to decorate your jars: lace, ribbon, ric rac, doilies…? Are you a fan of all white, or would you go for a pop of color in there instead?