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Picnic in a Mason Jar

Mason Jar 2

Last year, I went through the entire summer without ever having a picnic. My daughter may have been a bit too young to enjoy it last year anyway, but this year she’s a mobile year-and-a-half year old, who loves the outdoors, and I was determined to share more time with her outside! I took no time at all to prep our Picnic in a Mason Jar outing, and couldn’t have been happier with the outdoor meal! 

Three Mason Jars

I made one jar for each of us! Although, let’s be honest… everyone shared jars! Ellie ate my hummus, daddy ate her cookie, I ate her blueberries. Sharing is caring, right!?

Mason Jar Decorated

First off, like all good DIYers, I had to decorate the jars! I started by grabbing some chalkboard wood slices that I made last year, and attaching them with jute string as tags.  Then I grabbed some leftover napkins, and a matching washi tape roll and covered the mason jar lids with washi tape before attaching the napkins to the side of the jars.

Chalkboard Tag

Then came the fun part! Stacking the mason jars with picnic food. Nothing fancy here, just traditional picnic goodies. I put the food I wanted eaten first on the top.

Here’s the adult jar I made:

Adult Jar

Here’s the kids’ jar:

Kids Jar

If you’re wondering what was at the top, it’s a old fruit juice container! I washed a few of them and they fit PERFECTLY into the top of the jar, separating the dips and gooey snacks from the rest! You could throw a salad in the fruit cup dish, or the dressing, or some juicy fruits, or you could throw the original fruity snack on top! It should rest right on the lip of the jar, and the mason jar will still close snuggly on top :)

Hummus in a Jar Side view mason jar

My little girl loved every minute of this outdoor meal!


And since you can’t have a picnic without drinks… I also filled a huge mason jar with orange juice, grabbed some wide-mouth mason jar daisy lids, and made our own jar cups too :)

Mason Jar Drinks Drink with Straw Blueberries Drinking

Caught in the act! Stealing the last cookie from the bottom of the jar… lol.

Reaching in Jar

Hope you liked our picnic idea!
There’s still time before the weather gets cold. Grab some mason jars and head outside with your family and friends for a meal!

For another great mason jar idea, See these No Bake Cherry Cheese Cake jars!

No Bake Cherry Cheese Cake



Monday 7th of September 2015

I saw these featured at The Creative Corner and had to check them out! Love them! Pinning!


Monday 7th of September 2015

Thanks SO much! Hope you get a chance to have your own picnic!!

Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

Saturday 5th of September 2015

Lindi, this is SO perfect! My family loves to do picnics and I have got to try this out for our next picnic! I am sharing this at The Creative Corner this Sunday as my feature!



Sunday 6th of September 2015

Thank you SO much :) So glad you liked the picnic post :)


Friday 4th of September 2015

That is adorable!! What a great to have multiple uses from something, especially when you're going on a picnic, etc. Thank you for sharing with the #HomeMattersParty


Friday 4th of September 2015

Thanks Jamie! It's so true! I use mason jars for everything! Lol

PORTRAITS-by-NC (@enzieshahmiri)

Thursday 3rd of September 2015

I love this idea for little ones . What a great tip!


Friday 4th of September 2015

Thanks!! My daughter really loved it and she's still under two! The older kids could help you prep it too!

Trish @ Candle Junkies

Thursday 3rd of September 2015

What a great idea Lindi! Those tags are a brilliant touch to it all. Thanks for sharing this with us :)


Friday 4th of September 2015

Thank you so much! Glad you liked them :)