Graduation Table Top Decorations with Mason Jars and Lids

Mason Jar Table Top Decorations for a Graduation Party by Shalom Schultz Designs. Green herb plants in clear jars, wrapped in burlap and black & white ribbon and hung with chalkboard tags made from mason jar lids.  Hand drawn words of congratulations in chalk.

Lately, it seems that if I’m not outside gardening, I’m putting my freehand skills to use designing mini ‘chalkboard’ signs (hint: it’s just black paper glued to mason jar lids and a white charcoal pencil) for my husband’s college graduation party next week. Four years ago, at age 32 he decided to go back to school to study computer programming. He’s already accepted a new job offer and before the end of this month will be leaving the construction industry to follow his dream! I’m so proud of him and happy to have an excuse to spend so much time being crafty. 🙂

Still Figuring Out Who I Want To Be When I Grow Up


In many ways, I believe this is the main lesson I was meant to take away from my 30s. So many things that I once considered ‘concrete’ aspects of my life have either dissolved, been turned upside down or I am simply seeing them with wiser eyes & evaluating their worth differently now. I heard someone say recently that you spend much of your 30s ‘editing’ (physically & figuratively) all the stuff you collected in your 20s & when I heard that it just clicked with me. Some of the changes & decisions have been more difficult to accept than others, but I’m learning to appreciate the difference between quantity & quality. In this case, less is definitely more.

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Shalom Schultz
Graphic Designer