Using Mason Jars as Centerpieces

Anyone have any creative ideas on how to use mason jars as centerpieces at my reception? They are blue perfect mason jars. I was thinking a bouquet with floralytes.

Jenny from Belle Plaine, MN

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April 20, 20060 found this helpful

You could hot glue fabric or "jewels" on the outside. You could fill with colored sand or rocks. If the jars are blue, plain colored rocks or sand would work. You could also print out digital pictures of you and your fiance' and hot glue them on the outside maybe.

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April 20, 20060 found this helpful

I was thinking you could fill the jar with sand, seashells and a nice pillar candle.

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April 20, 20060 found this helpful

I think that white daisies with raffia tied around the mouth would be very sweet. You could sprinkle some of the daisy heads around the base, or something like jewels or glitter in your colors.

I like the idea of putting the "Bride and Groom" on the jar. You could also apply these with "Hodge Podge" type stuff to gloss the photos over and have them stick smoothly to the glass.

Another thought would be to put your pictures on a stick or florist pick and have them coming out of your bouquet. (You could put 2 different photos, front and back.) You might want to have different pictures on each table. You could include pictures of you 2 dating, pictures of your families, pictures of your attendants... People would have fun going around from table to table to check them all out. A good way to get people to mingle!

Have fun and Congratulations!

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April 20, 20060 found this helpful

i HAVE GOTTEN MASON JARS WITH POTPOURRI AND A STRING OF WHITE STRAND CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, IF THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE FOR EVERY TABLE MAYBE SOME JUST IN CERTAIN LOCATIONS.

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April 22, 20060 found this helpful

Using the glass marbles/floral glass and the lights

( battery kind) would be pretty too. If you have the lids, you could glue a few silk flowers in your wedding colors to them, top with love birds or butterflies etc . GG Vi

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April 22, 20060 found this helpful

My MIL used jar decorations at a ladies tea at her church one time. She took several clear jars (although I think the blue would be just as beautiful) and took strings of beads (which I think were found in the craft department fairly cheap). She looped the beads around in the jars, put a tall pillar candle in the center of those beads just so that it would stand straight. She decorated the neck of the jars with a coordinating ribbon. They were VERY NICE and everyone complimented her on them. Of course, you would only light them IF you had anchored the candles down so that they will not topple over and cause a fire hazard. Hope this helps.

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April 29, 20060 found this helpful

Go to wedcraft.com (great site) click on: centerpieces, then click on: tissue paper mason jars. Can go as simple or elegant as you want. Very nice & cheap!!!!! Congrats on your upcoming wedding.

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May 10, 20060 found this helpful

Wow, you have such good ideas posted already, I have one idea, but I don't quite know how you would completely go about it.I think you can find out he details, and of course safety comes first.I heard how you can dip flowers in melted wax, and that way you can get the real look, then I would add very fine glitter after they are dipped.You would not be able to use these close to candles, but sometimes you can get the battery tiny lights that would look great under the blue glass.One idea is to give the centerpieces away as your gifts to the bridal party.Let us know.Kersti

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January 31, 20080 found this helpful

I used mason jars for centerpieces for my rustic themed wedding and they got so many compliments. My colors were a dark teal blue, a spring green, and touches of orange. I found a store that sold bulk burlap and bought several yards of the same teal color. I cut those into squares and frayed the edged. Each centerpiece then had a half gallon ball mason jar with a 2x6" candle in it with flat green colored marbles (available at any craft store or in the fish department of a pet store). I then took 2 orange roses and set them right beside the jar for just a hint of bright color. I also used the smallest jars to hold tea lights around the venue. These were super easy to make and the great part was that we resold all the pieces on ebay after the fact so we didn't incure a lot of cost for the event and didn't have 30 mason jars sitting around!

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February 2, 20080 found this helpful

Oh Oh I Just had an idea. My theme is out of and acorn grows a mighty oak. Marzipan acorns on the cake. I think I will put my extra Mason Jars inside plastic plant tray, and hot glue green moss around the space between mason jar and walls of tray then hot glue acorns on moss and put some kind of twigs or such to look like branches in the far with an electric tea light. This will give a nice woodsy scene. Good for a spring wedding with green. Hope this helps. I just thought of it. Jana

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July 1, 20080 found this helpful

You could fill the Mason Jar with silk flowers and fill with distilled water so they don't turn weird colors and then add a floating candle for a romantic touch.

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September 14, 20080 found this helpful

I know I want to use the mason jars that I have. I am thinking about floating lights in them and setting them on some kinds of cloth with some decorations around them. My soon to be mother in-law makes oil candles out of them, she uses a photo of whatever you want then put burning oil and a wick in the lid and you have a photo oil candle!

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March 2, 20090 found this helpful

I had the idea of using a terra cotta clay pot for my main centerpiece with mason jars with votive candles surrounding it. im trying to go for an english garden theme. How does this sound? and one have more i could add to it?

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April 17, 20090 found this helpful

I had a French country/English garden themed wedding myself last June. I used the blue/aqua colored mason jars (hard to find sometimes - so the clear are pretty too). I used old watering cans filled with hydrangeas, calla lilies, peonies and ivory roses as the main centerpieces. I bought all different styles and different metals/material of old watering cans. Some were new so I had to "age" them and then I put the mason jars around the water cans with votives in them. White votives looked the best!

Also - for my ring bearer and flower girl, I did not buy a traditional basket and pillow. Instead I used an old grapevine basket and tied calla lilies to the side with ivory tulle and for the ring bearer pillow I used an actual small throw pillow with an ivory and chocolate brown damask print and tied the same ivory tulle around it. (very cute touch!)

As wedding favors I used mini terra cotta pots, tied with ivory tulle and planted different annual flowers in them with "thank you" tags and gave those to each guest. My bridesmaids wore very pretty/delicate sun dresses in different shades of ivory, chocolate brown and robins egg blue.

Congrats and Good Luck!

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April 17, 20090 found this helpful

I used mason jars at my wedding with whatever flowers I could get my hands on. They were just the clear straight sided ones and I tied a copper ribbon on each one. I thought they were beautiful.

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