Nothing is better than having dinner outside, during the summer. Fire up the barbeque, gather the family around, and dig into those wonderful summertime foods! But you still want your table to look pretty and inviting. Here are our top 5 picks for easy ways to dress up your picnic table, using Mason jars.

You have to have a place to store and carry the silverware and this caddy does the trick!

DIY Mason Jar Utensil Caddy Tutorial
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DIY Mason Jar Utensil Caddy Tutorial – Crafts Unleashed

Now that you have your utensils, you need your salt and pepper! These little mason jar salt and pepper shakers are adorable and functional and will go well with your utensil caddy –

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Get the instructions here

To make any meal more down home, while adding functionality – you need some candlelight. Here are two beautiful ideas for candle holders. The first is a take on stained glass and the second uses mini-jars and copper tins for a unique, but elegant look.

Mondrian Mason Jars - Mason Jar Crafts Love
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See how to get the look here

homeroad: Mason Jar Votive Candle Holder
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Instructions to Make Mini Votive Holders

And of course, no table is ever complete without flowers! Use this cool idea of mason jars in a rustic crate to showcase all of your beautiful, fresh from the garden, flowers.

Mondrian Mason Jars - Mason Jar Crafts Love
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Learn to build the rustic crate here

What is your favorite way to decorate your table during the summer? What are the items that make it the most functional for you?