DIY Decorative Vegetable Jars

Display your gorgeous, colourful garden bounty all year long in these beautiful jars.

Home-grown vegetables are always welcome as an ingredient as a meal, but have you ever thought of them as part of your kitchen décor?

Use these lovely jars and bottles filled with colourful sliced fruit or plump vegetables to add a homey touch to your room. With a few household materials, this guide and filling suggestions, your veggies can truly be garden-to-table in no time!

Jars with lids and seals
Butter knife or wooden skewer
White vinegar or mineral oil
White craft glue


  1. Layer produce in jars in a decorative way. Keep fruits and vegetables separate.
  2. Use butter knife or flat end of skewer to move items around the bottom of jar. Continue layering, packing the jar full.
  3. Cover contents with white vinegar or mineral oil.
  4. Pipe a layer of glue inside threads of jar ring. Put lid in place and tighten.
  5. Cut fabric about 5 centimetres (2 inches) larger than the jar lid. Attach to jar using white glue.
  6. Gather fabric around lid and tie twine around the rim. Trim as needed.

Filling Suggestions
Choose either fruits or vegetables, and keep them separate to maintain a unified look. Pick colours, shapes and sizes you like the most and adorn jars with:

Citrus: Lemons, limes and oranges
Berries: Strawberries, blueberries and blackberries
Other fruit: Kiwi, peaches and apples
Vegetables: Peppers, carrots, pearl onions, baby corn, fresh herbs, cucumbers and olives

Filling Tips

  • Slice citrus thin so you can see light through it. Apples and kiwi can be sliced or cut into wedges.
  • Add banana peppers and jalapenos whole. Slice or cut bell peppers into pieces.
  • Slice carrots and cucumbers into thick rings.
  • Leave herbs and small vegetables like pearl onions, olives and baby corn whole.

With these tips, you can use what’s left over from your harvest every season! Do you use your garden’s bounty in unique ways? Let us know how in the comments section!


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