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Create a Spring Morning Party — DIY Cake Stands, Hand-Dyed Mason Jars and Fresh Succulents!

 mason jar Collage.www.chasethestar.net

Hi there! I’m Barbara and I’m the author of Chase the Star, a place where I share my adventures in decorating, crafting, mothering, and more! I’m elated to be a guest here at Tatertots and Jello!

Is it getting warmer where you are? Here in Southern California we’ve been enjoying the Spring season for a few weeks. The grass is bright green and the flowers are in bloom! The weather is perfect to spend some time outdoors on A Springtime Morning.

Outdoor Spring Tea5.www.chasethestar.net

To ring in the Spring, I thought I’d set up a small table for the hubs and I to share a ‘spot of tea’ (or coffee).

I love to re-use and repurpose things I already have. Shopping at my own house makes the project usually that much more fun!

To set up the table, I gathered up some things from around the house and the yard, and set up a small table outside to enjoy the morning.

outdoor spring tea Collage.www.chasethestar.net

From the yard: Lively purple flowers in an aqua tin tub, a pair of old and worn red farmhouse chairs, and an ivory bucket of fresh succulents.

outdoor spring tea Collage2.www.chasethestar.net

From around the house: A white place setting over a table cloth, craft paper acting as a placemat, and a doily overlay.

A DIY cake stand, and freshly painted pillars holding hand-dyed mason jars and votive candles.

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The cake stand is holding moss (loose and in ball form) from the craft store.

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Dyeing the jars was easy and inexpensive:


1 tbsp. of Mod Podge

1 1/8 cup of water

2 drops of blue food coloring

Swoosh it around the inside of the jar, and drain it.

Bake at 250 for 40 minutes.

mason jar Collage.www.chasethestar.net

These chairs were a gift from my neighbor, she always gives me stuff she knows I can ‘pretty’ up. I contemplated painting them, but decided to leave them exactly as they are, I love that red!

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The ‘chippier’, and more worn it is, the more I like it. Call me crazy!

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The combination of the red, turquoise, and white against the blue sky, and beautiful green foliage really captures the essence of Spring!

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What do you do to celebrate the beautiful season of Spring?

I hope you’re inspired to spend a little time outdoors this Spring! I’ve got more crafty decor ideas on a budget at Chase the Star, swing by sometime soon and say ‘hi’!

Thank you so much for allowing me to share my Springtime Morning with your readers Jen!


Thanks Barbara!!
What a delightful idea!! 

Here are some other beautiful projects from Chase The Star:

You will love Barbara’s ideas!

Love Wreath

Dinette Set to Children’s Chalkboard Table

Baseball Upcycled Stool Project

Head over to Chase The Star and give Barbara a great big TT&J hello!! 

Have a Creative Day!! 



  1. Beautiful!!!! I love spring/summer and all the pretties!

  2. Thanks so much ladies!! You’re comments made my heart smile:) I’m humbled! XO

  3. B-E-A-UTIFUL table, Barbara!! I adore everything you create, girl. You are one talented lady! :)

  4. Gorgeous spring set up Barbara – I just can’t get enough of this awesome southern California sunshine and I would LOVE to have a nice garden area to bask in. I love those cake stands and dyed mason jars! Beautiful!!

  5. I really wish I could sit in the sun and admire those pretty cake stands in person! So cute and clever!!

  6. These are so fun! Love those cake stands.

  7. I am already dreaming of breakfast in the garden! So pretty and appealing. :)
    I really need to get some Mod Podge and try this jar tinting…it’s so pretty. Love all of Barbara’s projects…she’s so talented!

  8. Stunning and Screaming Spring! I love this!

  9. Love the cake stand! Longing for summer – there’s still snow on the ground here!

  10. Absolutely gorgeous…makes me want to go outside, but it’s still a bit too cold here in KY.

  11. SO gorgeous! This makes me extremely excited about spring! Pinning right now:)

  12. Very welcoming! That’s so nice to have a neighbor who likes to give you things to pretty up. How fun! By the way, did I see the ocean in the background of one of those pictures? BEAUTIFUL! We used to live in Carpinteria,CA and I do miss seeing the ocean. :0(

    • Melissa, don’t I wish that was the ocean! Behind our home is a canyon, so that view you see is of the valley below. Really pretty city lights at night, but no ocean view! I love Carpinteria by the way, I walked through there a couple of years ago a the Avonwalk–it started in Santa Barbara and ended in Carpinteria-gorgeous town!

  13. What a cute table set up! I love the jars too.


  14. missinformationblog says:

    Barb that looks so cute nothing better than breakfast out in the fresh air and I LOVE the red chairs

  15. That set up looks so relaxing! Can I come over and hang out? 😉 I’ve always wanted to dye mason jars so now I’m inspired. Great post!

  16. Very sweet table setting…the red chairs are awesome!
    Stacey of Embracing Change