I love re-purposing things, especially when it comes to holidays. Your holiday decor has a short shelf life, so you might as well use it in every way you can. Here’s a great example of re-purposing from my own Halloween tablescape.

Last year, I was given some spider cupcake holders from Crate & Barrel. They’re insanely cute cupcake holders and made it into a dessert buffet I put together last Halloween, but I wanted to be able to use them even more.

After baking my fair share of mason jar cupcakes, I realized that 4-ounce mason jars are about the same size and shape of standard cupcakes. They fit perfectly inside these spider cupcake holders, and with a tea light dropped inside, make for some creepy crawly votives to decorate a Halloween table.

Unfortunately, Crate & Barrel doesn’t carry these cupcake holders anymore, but I found the exact same set of Black Metal Spider Cupcake Holders on Amazon ($9.99 for a set of 4).

Of course, you can expand this mason jar + cupcake holder idea to any cupcake holder for any occasion. I think it would be great and just a little bit Southern (you know I love that!), to arrange mason jars with tea lights onto a large cupcake display or tower. The sky’s the limit!